Tuesday, January 24, 2012

{C}HiPPy HuTCh

{F}rench Hutch in CLasSIc WhITe


Putty, glue, and some sandpaper plus any structural repairs.

 I love that I found a random pic inside one of the drawers.  
Glad it wasn't X-RATED  LOL

This hutch has those cool wire grids on each side that you can have in or out of the piece.  The new owner didn't want them in right now, but the style may come back around someday.

The vaseline has been applied and then I sprayed the piece.  After being sprayed, it is sitting out in the driveway drying.  Originally, I planned on leaving the inside of the hutch it's original "stained brown".  BUT the buyer wanted the inside finished in white too.  So, I ended up painting the inside by hand indoors.  I couldn't use the vasoline technique, SO I had to distress it with a flat edge and sand paper.  
NOTE TO SELF: Plan ahead and spray inside and out at the same time.  
MUCH faster process! 

At this point in the process the piece looks clean and perfect.  Close up it's NOT.  The next pics will show you the process of the technique I used to achieve the darling chippy effect.

 Most important tools---scraper and {M}y fingers.

In these pics, you can see where the paint isn't sticking.
Totally looks like I messed this up, RIGHT?
Nope, supposed to look this way~~

HINT~SECRET******A simple trick for hinges:

One of the easiest ways to "paint a hinge" on purpose is to coat it with vasoline.  Then, scrape the paint off the hinge in a messy kind-of way.  It is a "lazy approach" but cuts out the step of removing the hinges and not getting paint on them.  If you execute is correctly, paint in some of the cracks looks amazing.

Next, you have to get working on the project before the paint totally cures.  I use a scraper and my fingers to get off the paint I want.  If I want to take some more paint off in spots where I didn't put vasoline, I still can scrape it off with a flat edge.  This is a lot harder and can really damage the piece.  So, be careful.  You can also sand some off if you need even more removed.  
Here is an edge that I took paint off because it had a run coming down the side.  Again, there wasn't any vasoline, so I just scraped it with pressure and a flat edge.

So, here is my progress at this point.

After I have distressed everywhere that I want, I get ready to clean up the edges and over-spray.  In the pic below, you can see where the sprayer got paint inside the cabinets.  No problem, just lightly sand where you don't want any paint showing.
I usually have to sand the edges of the drawers and doors.  I think that this is faster than taping the edges off.  You will have to choose which one works best for you.  Some jobs are easier to disassemble the doors and tape off, some are easier to just sand the over-spray off.

After cleaning up the over-spray, I match paint to those circle putty marks where the door knobs used to be.
Then I rub glaze onto all the original finish areas.  This cleans the piece up really well and helps the "old" smell disappear.

Wet paint/varnish/glaze is one of my favorite smells (I also like the smell of a salon) weird huh?

Here is a pic of the inside of the doors, with the matching paint over the putty~~~

Next, I would seal the entire piece BUT the client doesn't know if she wants the piece glazed or not.  So, she is going to live with it for awhile and then decide later on how to totally finish it.

Almost done.......
I need to add the new hardware, insert the glass, clean the glass, and add some fluff for a few "AFTER" pics.


AFTER: Perfection!



On another NOTE~~~
Does anyone else have a garage THIS dirty?

You'll learn that I am a "messy crafty".  The inside is always clean, the garage isn't.  
The End.

I've Linked this project {HERE}................


Cassie Bustamante said...

it looks beautiful- i love the chippy effect!

Cynthia said...

Wonderful! I love white china cabinets.

{A}ngie said...

Thanks girls for the compliment. I loved the versatility of a china cabinet in other spots of your home besides the kitchen.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a great chippy look you achieved!

{A}ngie said...

Thank you so much for your comment. You've made my week. Thanks for letting me link to your blog. Stay tuned, I have a lot I want to share and create!

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