Not really woodworking
Well, this isn’t quite a woodworking project, but…
My wife and I have a pine hutch that was used as display shelves in a store that she used to own. The hutch isn’t old, and it isn’t well made. It is mass-produced, about 10 years old and is made of “pallet” grade pine…ugly. I’m not sure exactly where it came from, but it was called “French Country” in style. It was bare pine with a very thin coat of some sort of clear finish.
It made its way into our dining room a few years ago because we needed a piece like it, and it was to be serviceable until I got around to making a better one. I haven’t gotten around to making a better one yet, and likely won’t for some time to come.
I have always hated that hutch…
So, my wife suggested that we paint it, and even though I am generally against painted furniture, I figured that it could only help this piece. On Sunday, in one day, we put on a coat of thick primer and one coat of latex paint. I then “weathered” it with a wash of dark brown latex paint that I quickly wiped off to give it an aged look.
I have to admit that I like it. I won’t be so embarrassed to have this piece in our dining room now. I still don’t care for painted furniture, but this piece needed to be painted. See finished pictures below. I wish that I had a “before” picture to post also, but I don’t.