Thursday, September 17, 2015

Vintage hutch - green and white

Good morning! Spring has sprung in my studio also. How pretty is this green on the back of the kitchen hutch I painted for Katie! perfect as a backdrop for my ranunculus.

Katie's husband didn't think their kitchen hutch was worth saving as it was in bad shape but I've painted a few pieces for Katie before and she trusted the magic of my paint brush. 

Clean white paint and a fresh minty green make a big difference.

Katie and her husband are both thrilled with it. It always makes me happy to have happy clients.
The white is my custom soft white chalk paint I use on a lot of my furniture. The green is something new for my palette. I used a Dulux colour "Retro" as my base but with a lot (lots and lots) of white paint added to soften it. You could also use ASCP Antibes and white for a a similar look. I painted the inside of both the cupboard and the drawer in the green also. The piece was then waxed with clear wax and Katie and I decided to leave it undistressed for a clean look.

I just love the rustic old backing boards.

Today I am painting some beautiful french drawers - they will be for sale soon. They are so well made and heavy. A gorgeous shape.  Also the curtain lady is coming to measure up our bedroom windows for Roman blinds. We'll be able to take down the beach towels - just in time for summer :) 

Happy days 

Fiona xx


  1. Cute! I would use a turquoise color so as to go with my dining area wall colors.

    1. I think a pale turquoise would be lovely also. really any colour is going to look good won't it! (perhaps not orange :))


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