Choosing the Right Paint for a Damaged Kitchen Hutch

Probably one of the most challenging pieces I've ever done...

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An estate sale find from my neighborhood...

A twenty five dollar price tag and well worth it... or so I thought at first sight.

When I got home, the work involved was a different story. 

It seems that the doors didn't close tight because the sides were loose. They needed a session with wood glue and a rubber mallet.

Apparently this piece spent a lot of time in a kitchen... need I say more? 

My initial thought for painting this piece was to use Chalk Paint® but as I cleaned, and cleaned again, and cleaned one more time... I realized that Chalk Paint® was too porous and grease might absorb into the paint. 

One way to fix grease spots is to use Bulls Eye Shellac over the spots and repaint. 

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I decided to repaint the hutch with Fusion Mineral Paint instead of using the shellac this time. 

Fusion colors are non-toxic, lead free, virtually odorless and have zero volatile organic compounds (VOC), plus it contains no ammonia or formaldehyde.

The best part is that there is no waxing needed. The Fusion paint will seal the wood, which is exactly what I needed for this piece.

I used Seaside blue, part of the Michael Penney collection.

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This color is gorgeous! 

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The outside is painted in Casement White Fusion Mineral Paint.  It is bright white and beautiful... and notice... no grease marks!

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Fusion Mineral Paint was the absolute right choice for this piece of furniture. The hutch has been brought back to life with new knobs, a little TLC, and a fresh coat of paint!

*Fusion Mineral Paint provided me with the paint but all opinions are my own
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  1. Great job! Not sure from your post if you did use the shellac and then the Fusion, or if only the Fusion was needed?

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    1. So sorry Elyse, that was confusing... I did not have to use the shellac. The mineral paint sealed the stains with no problem on this piece :)

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  2. Love the color you used inside! Love how the two colors compliment each other. Amazing what the right paint can do for a piece!

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    1. Yes it was a good save... it is now ready for a new home!

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  3. I sure would have liked to have had that brand on hand for my last project, sweet little piece Susan!

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    1. Brenda it worked really well and the paint goes on so smoothly!

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  4. Beautiful makeover Susan! I love the way the paint turned out. Sometimes we just get so excited, we scoop up stuff, then upon closer inspection we see the REAL story. Happening me today with a desk. :)

    love it!
    gail

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    1. Yep I may not have bought it if I had time to inspect it closer but all was well in the end :)

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  5. I haven't tried mineral paint yet (although I should confess, my raison d'etre is keeping "stuff" out of the landfill, so I use free paint remnants from a municipal recycling program and make my own chalk paint. but can you give me a quick description on the fusion mineral paint - when and why do you reach for it, as opposed to another kind? (fabulous job, by the way. I live in a seaside community. That colour combination would be snapped up in the blink of an eye!)

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    1. Thank you! I reached for it this time because of it's sealing quality. I am going to direct you to the Fusion website www.fustionmineralpaint.com for all the information you need. :) Thanks for your interest.

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