This was such a fun, easy, and cheap project I almost can’t believe it. I love doing house projects that make so-so things turn into pretty things. Tearing out carpet and pulling out staples is not exactly fun or transforming.
When we bought the house the seller offered to sell us this corner hutch and matching chairs and table for a price you couldn’t pass up. I knew it was an outdated set, but I loved how the corner hutch filled up the room and I’ve always wanted a way to display my dishes I seem to accumulate often ;).
After debating in my head how I wanted it to look, and nailing down my style to French Country, I decided I wanted a french script background and a creamy white front. The white would brighten up the corner and match the kitchen cupboards. I didn’t want to deal with stripping and sanding so I originally planned on getting Annie Sloan chalk paint. Well I guess they don’t sell it at Menards so I found this mini Rustoleum can instead in a creamy white that said “only light sanding” required. I lightly sanded one area then decided that was good enough. 😉
I also chose this one because they had a matching color in spray paint and redoing the chairs is another fun project I’m excited about! This can pretty much covered everything with 2 coats. It needed a little bit more, but I didn’t want to open up a new can just for 2 brush strokes, so I conveniently made it so that part would be on the bottom. 😉
To get the french script background I printed off this picture:
It took about 25 sheets of paper to cover the mirror background. I’m not sure how that translates into money spent but I know it has to be cheaper than getting fabric.
I decoupaged the paper to the glass with some old craft glue that dries clear and surprisingly works amazingly. After that was dry I wiped the paper down with coffee a couple times to go from a stark white look to a little bit more aged.
A little time consuming, but not much. Just put on a TV show and you’re good to go!
This project just took an afternoon and $3.74. All I had to buy was paint! Under 4 buckaroos for a major change. Wowzers!
I love, love this new corner hutch. If you’re looking for me I’ll be sitting at my table just staring at it.