French Hutch Reveal!

It's been awhile since I picked up this piece of furniture, and I'm so glad I didn't get to it right away. I've learned a lot since then! I was going to refinish her in a safe and classic black or cream, but it just wasn't happening and I was getting impatient. Well, my impatience won me over and I got to work with some ASCP in Duck Egg Blue. So without further ado, I present to you....


I love how the Duck Egg Blue turned out!
Some finishing details:
Clear waxed, a white primer and Graphite mix for the interior,
and both Duck Egg Blue and Paris Grey on the hardware.
Graphite used on the interior lower cabinets.
Sealed on the upper interior with Polycrylic,
and lower cabinets with a spray lacquer.

Upper interior light, wire lined non-opening upper side doors,
glass opening upper middle door.
New shelving was made and wrapped with dropcloth material!!!

Now prepare to be inundated with photos
in no particular order! :-)
























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Dimensions are 53" long x 17" deep x 80.25" high

Now....remember the before:


Um...yeah. I think she looks a bit better. :-)


Next up is this beauty!

I just need to brainstorm a pretty name for her.
Any ideas??? :-)

Thanks for stopping by today - can you believe it's almost October!!???


Miss Mustard Seed
Primitive and Proper
Perfectly Imperfect


Nancy said...

Beautiful job! what is the color name and brand of the blue paint?

Anneke at This, That and Life said...

Nancy - Thank you! It is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue. :-)

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness! She's beautiful. I wish I had a place for her in my home. The first name that pops into my head is Savannah.

Deborah March said...

Oh-so-VERY-chic! Looks like she just came out of an old French chateau!! LOVE!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Absolutely gorgeous, once again! And I'm loving how you styled it with the hot pink flowers, so perfect!

Cassie Bustamante said...

anneke, that is stunning! love the colors and distressing!

Restoration Chic said...

Is that the DH in the reflection of her before?? Ha! Love it. It looks sooo gorgeous. Can't wait to see your next girl... Veronica?? Abigail?? Penelope??

Kahli said...

This is gorgeous! I love everything about it!

The Midwest Cottage said...

This turned out so beautiful. I am your newest follower!

S Robins Nest said...

You have done an absolutely beautiful job - she is simply lovely. I have just started using Annie Sloan paints and Duck Egg Blue is one of my favorites. I have to share that I just bought this exact hutch off Craigs list this past week-end,along with the table and 6 chairs. When I get her uncovered and reassembled, and painted, i would love to share a pic. You have given me new inspiration for the pieces. I was thinking of painting mine in Old Ochre... now not so sure. I will be checking in with you often. Your style is really beautiful. Thanks

Pamela said...

Your hutch is amazing! Love the color choice!

Anneke at This, That and Life said...

Thank you everyone! I hope you have all gotten my e-mails! I am so glad that you like how it turned out. :-) Now it's your turn! Let me know what you are up to, please! :-)

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

This absolutely gorgeous! I love everything you did! Duck egg blue is one of my favorite Chalk Paint colors and I love how you paired it with a gray interior. The chicken wire and hardware look perfect too.


Mandy said...

gorgeous! Love the chicken wire.
I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you shared this at my link party www.projectqueen.org

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

I love, love, love this. The color is perfect and what a transformation! I wish I could paint that way!

(new follower here!)

Anonymous said...

I am a sucker for armoires and this one is GORGEOUS! Great job. Maureen (mb99999@yahoo.com)

Hyphen Interiors said...

This is definitely Miss Mustard Seed style!! Beautiful!

Anneke at This, That and Life said...

Thank you for all of the lovely comments and name suggestions! This was a very special piece to me. :-)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! The chicken wire adds a lovely rustic touch too. I'm your newest follower...come over and say hi at my blog if you have a minute :)
Cas x

michele said...

she's a beauty, and i really want to add fabric or wallpaper to the back of mine!

love it. found you via primp. come on over and win a stencil!



Jodi said...

WOW! Your work is amazing. I'm eager to see your next finished piece. You should be very proud of your talents.

Your newest fan!

Natalie Cross said...

gorgeous! i'm featuring it tomorrow!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a fantastic piece! Great job on making her pretty again!! Found you via DIY by Design. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/10/chest.html

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful color and distressing! I'm your newest follower.

Sara said...

ooooh, please remember to link this up at my turquoise lovin' party that is going on every Tuesday!! ;) Love it!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

DIYbyDesign said...

Stunning! I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

great job on the color selections! Love to mix the ASCP's!!!Visiting from DIY!!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Ummm you just made me gasp out loud. Love it!!

Judi said...


Anneke at This, That and Life said...

I've had some questions on the shelving so be on the look out for a "how-to" post. :-)

Helen said...

I'm a new follower! I love this hutch. I have one that I am working on but can't decide what I really want to do with it....now I think I do.
Did you paint the inside of the bottom?
I vote Elise for the next project....if it's a boy then Henry. : )

DIYbyDesign said...

I found you via Pinterest and I am your latest follower. I am so impressed with your work. You did such a superb job. I have a china cabinet I want to paint and I am deciding between the duck egg or the paris grey. After seeing yours I am leaning toward duck egg. I'd love for you to stop by and say hi. I host a link party each week. Would love to have you join the fun.