A while back I did a blog post about a lovely little washstand that my friend, Jan Whybourne, painted in Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint. Jan has quite a few pieces of furniture at her cottage that she has decided to give a facelift to.
Jan had never used Fusion Mineral Paint before and fell in love with the colour Lily Pond from the Penney & Co. Collection. She decided it would be perfect for this hutch.
UPDATE: The colour Lily Pond is no longer available.
To start, Jan roughed up the surface with 120 grit sandpaper to knock down the shine. Although Fusion Mineral Paint adheres very well, I always suggest you give your project a quick, light sanding to add some tooth.
Jan then gave the hutch a quick wash using TSP.
As you can see by this photo, Fusion Mineral Paint has amazing coverage!
I let Jan try out one of my Fusion paint brushes and she was impressed. The Fusion brushes hold tons of paint and the paint goes on super smooth.
After applying the first coat of paint, Jan let the hutch dry for 12 hours. I know that waiting those 12 hours can be annoying, but it is important to let the paint dry well before applying a second coat.
In some cases, one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint is fine, but this hutch needed a quick second coat. So, Jan came back a few days later and we got to have another fun girl's day together, so it's all good! I have known Jan for over 25 years and she is a great friend. I call her "Banana" and she calls me "Sue Magoo". Why? I don't remember.
Once the paint was dry, Jan applied Fusion Beeswax Finish which added a gorgeous satin luster to the hutch. Fusion dries to a very flat finish and it is not necessary to add a topcoat, but using Fusion Beexwax Finish is an option if you prefer your finished pieces to have a sheen.
If you paint a surface that you want additional protection on, Fusion Tough Coat Sealer is another option. I would suggest you use the Fusion Tough Coat Sealer on painted pieces such as kitchen cabinets, table tops, seating, doors and floors.
Jan decided to change the hardware on the hutch. She picked up some great glass knobs at Home Depot.
I wish I had taken the time to stage the hutch with wonderful props, but I did not. Jan was coming to pick it up and I ran out of time. But, if this was my hutch, I would fill it with white stuff! Shabby chic kind of stuff, like my little teapot painted in Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Casement. My planked wall in the background is also painted in Casement.
And perhaps I would fill this wonderful vintage egg crate basket with gardening magazines and sit it on the floor beside the hutch. Okay, I really want this hutch now! I could easily fill it with my favourite things.
The egg crate basket is one of the treasures available in my shop from Well Worn Interiors.
A before and after shot is always impressive. I can't wait to see what Jan paints next. Thanks Jan!