I recently finished up quite a transformation on a big hutch.
The hutch before had very modern lines and light maple wood – and that wasnt going to work with how my client wanted it transformed.
She sent me some pics of heavily distressed french inspired pieces – so we had to do something to “soften” up this piece of modern furniture.
I added some trim around the top and bottom part of the top hutch (its the lighter color of wood that i added)
And then i added some braided rope trim around all the drawers
I also added a piece of base molding around the bottom of the cabinet (sorry, forgot the before pic)
After all my trim as added, i primed the entire piece with primer tinted to a dark brown so i could see dark when i distressed it. Then i had planned on using Old Fashioned Milk Paint (similar to chalk paint)– but i couldnt get the paint to spray well out of my paint gun. So i ended up using latex paint (i used silver sage by Restoration Hardware). The color on the trim is Honeymilk by Valspar.
I heavily distressed the entire piece mostly with my cabinet scrapers and then i lightly glazed everything for an aged look.
To distress the piece so it didnt look so smooth and new – i used a hammer, some screws and screwdrivers to make some dents in the wood – just randomly here and there
(Client will add hardware and glass in the doors)
I love how it turned out!! And i love that some paint and some molding can COMPLETELY change the look and style of a piece :)
If you dont like it – change it!!!