Friday, June 24, 2011

Tea-Stained White China Hutch

This is another CL find that my husband picked up for me on his way home from work~

The backing to the hutch was missing, and the very top of the hutch blew off somewhere on I-84 on it's way to my house. :)  I went to Home Depot and found what I needed to replace both sections.  It's super handy because they will cut your stuff to the needed measurements for you on their fancy machine for free!  Lowe's does it, too!

After a little sanding, I rolled primer on the big flat sections and left the other parts bare.  I wanted this piece to be really chippy, and I've found that it's hard to accomplish that with the primer.


Using Q-tips, I applied vaseline to areas that I wanted to looked chipped away.

I sprayed on "Powdered Snow" in Behr's Ultra.

After the paint was nice and dry, I wiped the vaseline off.  I'll have to admit I got a tad bit carried away with the vaseline this time and had to go back and paint over some of the overly chippy areas.  One of the drawbacks to using the vaseline is you can't see what the distressing looks like until you've painted and then wiped away the paint that's over the vaseline.

I also used sandpaper and razor blades to add some more distressing.

Next I used my brush to apply RL Tea-Stained glaze~

I gave the whole thing a nice coat of Minwax Finishing Wax~

Here's another look at my pathetic, blurry before pic~


Here it is now, all finished up~  Warning....it's VERY chippy!  :)





















Have a nice weekend!

43 comments:

Cindy said...

wow kim!!!!!! that is one beautiful hutch. i am still waiting for one of those to fall into my hands....no luck yet!!

i love the technique with the vaseline. i will have to try that one soon.....

hugs, cindy

Margo said...

Seriously Exceptionally Gorgeous!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice! Nice! Nice! Love the finish, the shape, the wire. Love it all.

Twice Nice said...

What a fabulous Hutch! I like the Chippiness. Gonna have to try the vaseline technique on my next piece.

Chrissie said...

Takes my breath away Kim! I love it, the chippy distressing is awesome.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You are becoming the master of chippy! Looks great!

Karen said...

That is gorgeous, love the chippy finish and the wire.

the modern cottage said...

lovely! I haven't tackled a project this big yet. You did a great job.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Just lovely! I haven't been brave enough to try the vaseline trick yet.

Sheer Serendipity said...

I love the way this hutch turned out! Thanks for the tip on using vaseline, sounds like a great idea!

Ali Richardson said...

WOW!!! That is such a cool technique. Looks beautiful!

Deb said...

I'm not sure it could be too chippy for me!! It's absolutely gorgeous. You are so talented!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks beautiful!!!! i love the tea stained look.

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

I love it! Chippy and all!
Kim @
tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

kathie said...

I LOVE this piece!! It is not too chippy at all, it is perfection in every way. Love it!!

Emily said...

i think its looks amazing! great job = )

Lesley Litrento said...

Seriously FABULOUS!!! I know it was a lot of work, but boy does it look amazing....

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love it! Perfect amount of chippiness and it looks great with the wire doors. Great job.

Pamela said...

Gorgeous! Once it cools down I can not wait to get back to some projects!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Hi Kim....looks so beautiful. I love the chippy look and will be pulling out the vaseline for my next redo. Thanks for the tip!

Scribbler said...

This looks smashing, and I wish it was in my house!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks fabulous! The finish is awesome!

Stephanie said...

Love, love it! Great job!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I'm visiting from Met Monday. Your china hutch looks great! If you want to fill it with pretties, stop by My Place to Yours July 21-25 for my Vintage Linen & Dish Auction! You can find more info on my sidebar.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

It looks great...I have one here waiting for a similar treatment but I can't decide if I want to do it black, white or chalk blue.

Blessings Kelsie

Kelli said...

Oh Kim! It's fantastic, and I love the extra chippy! It's so good to see you back, its been a while.

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

love this one kim! you are the best distresser!!!! : )

April said...

This looks great! I have seen this exact same china cabinet at a local thrift store, I thought about buying it over and over but it is such a beast I decided against it. I love what you did here.

Felicia said...

Looks fantastic!! I am so glad I found your blog! I love new ideas, and refinished furniture!

Felicia

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

WOW I love it!!!
Great job!!!!

cheltenhamroad said...

Just discovered your blog. That piece looks amazing! I can't wait to try out the vaseline tip as I'm always looking for new ways to get that look. Thank you so much!

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eleven-o-one said...

Thats beautiful. I hadn't heard of using vaseline. Thanks for sharing all that great info.
fran @ www.eleven-o-one.blogspot.com

Shaunna said...

Very chippy and very wonderful!!! Love it! Thanks for linking to All Things Furniture!
:-)
shaunna

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is the perfect chippiness. I love it. Very old and worn over time look.

cat said...

you did an awesome job!!!!!
i love this look and the vaseline tip----thanks.
question: how do you use the razor blade?

The Revamped Soul said...

It turned out beautiful, I absolutely love the finished product! Great job! :)

The Painted Parlor said...

Congrats on your feature from perfectly imperfect!! This piece is gorgeous! I'll have to try the whole Vaseline thing, does it work if you use a brush to paint? Wow girl, this one is beautiful :)

Julie

driftwoodesign said...

Perfect use of this technic on such a dark piece matched with the brightness of the white. Exquisite!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Zane Wooder said...

I agree the hutch is really beautiful.

zane

Karen Mills said...

I'm a newby to this whole chalk paint and distressing technique. I'm not only excited about learning Vasoline can be used, but I am even more excited that other products can be used to paint and add aged effects (the glaze) than the super expensive chalk paint and waxes. Thank you for sharing! You have inspired me to dip my paintbrushes and start working. ; )

Karen Mills said...

Do you have to spray on the paint or could you brush it on? Also, did you dilute the paint and did you wipe on/off the glaze?

Freddo said...

Thank you for the ideas, never thought of using vaseline. I am thinking that if you want a layered effect chipping. one could paint the edges you want chipped with a colour of your choice so that the paint looks layered

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