Don’t you just love Fall? The cool crisp air, the way the leaves turn beautiful colors, and warm yummy drinks you can enjoy in front of a fire?
The only problem here is that even though it’s the middle of October, it is still almost 90 degrees! So here we are still wearing flip flops, although the pool is closed people are still laying out, and the poor kids playing football and in the band are about to keel over from heat exhaustion.
Here in Kansas, we don’t usually get much of a Fall. We pretty much go straight from summer to winter, and maybe get about 5 or 6 pretty days somewhere in between before the wind strips all those colorful Fall leaves from the tree. So I usually just go right from taking down summer decorations to putting up Halloween decor.
This year, I stepped out of the box. I decided no matter what it was doing outside, I was still going to decorate for Fall. You can see my Fall home tour here. I think this is the first time I have ever had pumpkins out that were not jack-o-lanterns … and I love it!
A few weeks ago my hubby’s aunt called and wanted to know if I wanted this giant china hutch she had. A china hutch was the one piece of furniture that I hadn’t painted, so I took her up on her offer.
Now when my hubby went to pick the piece up, he was a little less enthused than I was. It is a beast! The pictures don’t quite capture just how large it is … nor how heavy it is!
So two trips, a lot of sweat, and a pulled muscle later … it was home.
This was by far the largest piece I had ever painted before.
Then came the question of what colors to paint it. Since I had the whole Fall theme going on, I decided on Plaster Paint’s Flannel, and on the inside I used a combo of Poppy and Sweat Dreams (also by Plaster Paint).
I then distressed the whole piece and repainted the hardware an antique gold.
What a difference some paint can make! I’ll be taking this down to my booth soon!
Emma Walton says
I love what you did with that piece! It would look great in a dining room. Colors are great.
Thank you Emma! Have a great weekend!
Amazing! Such a vibrant piece!
Thank you Katie!
Heather@ viralupcycle.com says
Hi Shanna, For such a big piece, and biggest one yet, you did a spectacular jib. I love gray too. Lately, I’ve been looking at every unpainted piece of furniture in my house and imagining them painted gray tones. The red is just beautiful with that shade of gray. Again awesome job.
Thank you Heather! I go on kicks with color. For a couple months everything is turquoise, then I switch to cream and so on. I do like adding bright pops of color to almost everything though! Have a great weekend!
Where do you buy plaster paint or is it a DIY type?
What a talent you have for taking a tired & worn piece of furniture and making it a show piece! You not only save animals by volunteering at the Humane Society but your furniture transformations save so many wonderful old pieces from the landfill. Pat yourself on the back for helping not only our furry little friends but also our environment.
This hutch is just gorgeous – the two tones of paint really make it a stand out in anyone’s home!
Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza says
Wow! That is gorgeous! I love the gray with the bold color inside – beautiful!
Thank you my dear! Have a great weekend!
Sherry Fram says
Holy cow what a transformation!!! Love the colors you used!
Thanks so much Sherry! I liked the contrast too!
Lisa Lewis says
There are many Plaster Paint retailers across the US and in Canada. I am located in Lubbock Texas. Please check the Plaster Paint website for other locations.
Lisa Lewis says
As a retailer I would love to know the percentage of combo color??
Gosh Lisa, I don’t really remember. I’m guessing close to a 50/50 range?
Ann Marie Byrd says
What a terrific transformation! That must have been a beast to move, but what a beauty it is now. Great job. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey
kristie tyson says
I have this SAME EXACT hutch. I am so glad to see you have painted it, it has been hard trying to convince my husband that OURS would look much better painted also 😉