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Monday, January 16, 2017

A pretty hutch in shabby chic style

This hutch was painted a grubby looking  dark brown when I recieved it as a gift. I did not like it at all and it stayed in the box for a very long time. Till I saw a picture of a similar looking  full scale hutch done up in shabby chic style.

I had no idea about doing the paint effects so I looked for tips. I found one that suggested rubbing the furniture with a candle and then painting it with white paint. I decided to give it a try and I feel the effect is actually quite nice on most of the hutch. But the  back behind the shelves looked really awful.

I decided to copy the idea I saw on the photo I liked : covering the back wall with pretty little pictures.
 I found these and stored them on my puter and just printed them to size.

I cut out the pictures and glued them in place using Mod Podge. I also finished the  whole thing with a coat of Mod Podge.
I really like the effect and I want to take the theme a bit further and use the same paper to make little boxes and other things to put into the hutch. I think it will make a nice display for perfume and soaps.