I recently came across this french provincial hutch at a yard sale. I can never pass on a frenchy piece, so this one came back to the shop with me for a little makeover.
The hutch was done in the typical cream and gold, which is a common look for the reproduction french provincial furniture made in the 1970's. I wanted to make the piece look more like an old world French antique than a tacky, vintage reproduction.
The Old Ochre muted the Coco and transformed it into a soft, warm, neutral grey. After the wash dried, I applied a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax, which made the color even more beautiful and added a smooth, creamy look. I coated the brass hardware with rustic brown spray paint to offer a nice contrast with the paint.
I painted the, previously gold, back and shelves with Old Ochre to brighten up the inside of the hutch.
The final part of the transformation was taking the glass out and replacing it with chicken wire that was also sprayed a rustic brown.
The transformation from 1970's French provincial to antique French country is complete!