Mambo, Custom Corner Hutch – Gets A Fresh Coat of Paint

This cabinet caught my eye at our local Salvation Army…

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Have I ever mentioned that this Salvation Army is in the same complex that we are?

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I helped the guys roll this beast down the strip… wasn’t sure it would even fit in our front door, it’s THAT big!

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My heart wanted this piece,  in fact, the whole time I was painting it, I was thinking it would ‘fit’ in my house….

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… because after all,  I have limited storage space in my new kitchen,  and could REALLY use a sweet ‘lil (big) cabinet tucked in the corner….

So who’s big idea was it to make my kitchen nook too small to house it?

Damn….

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This piece must have been painted multiple times in its lifetime, for it was really painty beat up – crusty crumbly…   When you get pieces like this,  don’t attempt to ‘ FIX’  it by sanding or scraping – just roll with it –   I gave this piece a soapy rag cleaning and then on went the paint –

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You can see the previous ‘green’ coming through, above….

I painted this piece using several American Paint Company colors –  Lincoln’s Hat, Leather Boots, Limoge, Navajo White and a little Uncle Sam…  When I use multiple colors to paint, I  spoon each color on a palette and go from there, sometimes grabbing and painting only with one color, other times grabbing several colors at once –

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Sanded and topped with APC Clear Wax.   The inside was painted with a coat of Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint (Bright White) –  the Reclaim paint has a built in sealer, perfect for the inside , brush it on and be done with it – no sanding, no sealing….

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I added an allover damask stencil to the inside back, using several Caromal Colour stencil cremes –

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The age and wear of this old cabinet relayed through my new layers of paint, making my job of ‘telling a story’  real easy…

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corner hutch cabinet, custom built, old painted, chalk clay paint finish, american paint, wax, fabulous finishes,metro detroit, patty henning, workshops available, custom painted pieces for purchase, shop online, shop.fabfinisher.com

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I regretted the stencil, soon after I started because it took me forever and a day to do it.   That’s not good for my kind –  I was bored after the second damask… but glad I stuck with it 🙂

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corner hutch cabinet, custom built, old painted, chalk clay paint finish, american paint, wax, fabulous finishes,metro detroit, patty henning, workshops available, custom painted pieces for purchase, shop online, shop.fabfinisher.com

corner hutch cabinet, custom built, old painted, chalk clay paint finish, american paint, wax, fabulous finishes,metro detroit, patty henning, workshops available, custom painted pieces for purchase, shop online, shop.fabfinisher.com

corner hutch cabinet, custom built, old painted, chalk clay paint finish, american paint, wax, fabulous finishes,metro detroit, patty henning, workshops available, custom painted pieces for purchase, shop online, shop.fabfinisher.com

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2 responses to “Mambo, Custom Corner Hutch – Gets A Fresh Coat of Paint

  1. That is beautiful!!! My dad grew up on Pierce St. in Birmingham, MI and I have vivid memories of the dining room. When I would sit at the dining room table as a young girl I always felt like I was in a giant’s castle – everything was so big! In that dining room there were 2 corner cabinets exactly like yours. I was in love with that house and seeing the pictures of your transformation on the piece brought me back to that house, the dining room and great childhood memories. Christmas in Birmingham is one of the best memories from my childhood. Thank you for the trip to Christmas past!

    • Thats awesome Kelly, Birmingham is so classic – I can just imagine those cabinets in your dad’s home. I had a couple customers also comment,, as it was in the painting stages, that they too had similar memories of its style… thank you for sharing your story – blessings this Christmas!

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