I was offered the opportunity to try a new line of paint carried by Serendipity House called L'Essentiel Botanics Furniture Paint, and I thought my china hutch would be the perfect piece to use it on. L'Essentiel Botanics is made in Australia and is all natural, made of chalks, clays, minerals and pigments.
|L'Essentiel Botanics Paint 250 ML|
I started by removing the doors and cleaning the hutch with warm soapy water. Michelle recommended to paint a test area without sanding, so I did and the paint adhered well, so I did not sand the piece.
|First coat of paint - Wet|
We used clamps to secure the pieces until the glue was dry. I used a little wood filler on the joints where the pieces meet and on the nail holes. After sanding the areas where I put the wood filler, I painted the trim.
|Adding the trim|
I have been looking for handles and pulls for about a year now, but could not decide what to go with. On my last trip to Goodwill, I picked up a 10 pack of pulls that matched the ones in our bathroom. At the time, I bought them to use on the vanity in our basement bathroom, but I had the bright idea to use 4 of them on the China hutch! I just had to fill in one set of holes on the drawer where the handles were.
I could not easily find any hinges to match the existing ones, so I ended up painting them with leftover Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint.
|Painted China Hutch: After|
Disclosure: I received complimentary products to review, but all opinions are my own.