Monday, January 16, 2017
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.