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This was my first attempt at rescuing an old(er) piece of furniture. This was an Ethan Allen Hutch which a fellow Oregonian didn’t need anymore. I bought her from Craigslist. I knew I wanted to keep the tabletop wood toned, so the first thing I did was sand, sand, sand. Due to the small surface area, it really didn’t take that long to get down to raw wood. I have been using Graco Truecoat Plus II to paint my furniture. I love it, but I’ve never tried anything else. I sprayed this piece with Sherwin Williams Antique White, distressed with a rotary sander, and used a mix of glaze and a brown sample coat of paint from SW to give the antiqued, dirty look. It was quite fun:).
I’m loving royal blue accessories, so I used some I picked up at various thrift stores to style the furniture. Styling is my favorite part:). This is a little more country, but I thought the piece lent itself towards that:).
I cannot tell you how much I hem-hawed over this piece. It was the first thing I put up for sale, so I critiqued it to pieces. I have a tendency to do that:). Also, to be a bit of a perfectionist. but being a distressed piece I was a able to be a little bit more forgiving:).