It’s no secret I love BOLD COLORS. I kept putting off this china cabinet makeover until I chose the perfect color. Here it is in her BOLD Raspberry glory!!
You Need To See This Unique Raspberry China Cabinet Makeover
I have had this china cabinet for a few months. My husband and I found it in Belgium. It was SUPER DRY and we KNEW it needed some love from me. I fell in love with it immediately and even though he may not admit it I think my husband did too. As a result we scooped her up and brought her home. I have been DYING to paint something in a beautiful raspberry color. Problem was, I needed to mix the perfect shade. After this piece sat for a few months I finally found the perfect mixture and KNEW she was meant for it. So even though this seems like an easy enough transition, it is months in the making for this perfect china cabinet makeover.
- Peony Chalk Mineral Paint
- Plum Crazy Chalk Mineral Paint
- Honky Tonk Red Chalk Mineral Paint
- Caviar Chalk Mineral Paint
- Black Best Dang Wax
- Easy Peasy Spray Wax
- Big Mama Butta (Orange Groove)
- White Lightening Cleaner
- Satin Clear Coat
- Synthetic Brush
- Wax Brush
- Cheap Chip brush
- Sponge Brush
- Mixing Cup
- Mixing Stick
- Floral Tissue Paper
Cleaning Your Furniture
My first step when painting furniture is to clean my piece with White Lightening Cleaner. You never know how dirty a piece may be. Having a clean surface to work with is key to the adhesion of paint. You also need to make sure that after you go over your piece with cleaner you go over it with just waster to get any residual cleaner off.
Adding Character To The Inside
I painted the inside top of the hutch in caviar. I made sure that the areas that WOULD NOT be cover in tissue paper had a second solid coat. The panels where the tissue paper would be just had a rough first coat.
Once the paint was dry, I took my sponge brush, satin clear coat, and tissue paper and created magic! The first step is to lay down a layer of the clear coat so that the tissue paper has something to keep it in place. As a result the tissue paper will stay to the back of the hutch like glue almost. Finally once the paper is laid down and smoothed out, I took the sponge brush and gently painted another layer of the clear coat ON TOP of the tissue paper. This just adds a special and cool touch of character for the china hutch makeover.
The PERFECT COLOR For A BOLD A Dramatic Makeover
It is no secret that pink is one of my favorite colors. Not just a light cutesy pink, I am talking BOLD AND BRIGHT PINKS!! Finally, I found the perfect combo of a beautiful yet bold and classy Raspberry color. You can see how it compares to they other more bold pink hues Dixie Belle Paint carries. This perfect color is a 1-1-1 mix of the following by Dixie Belle: Peony, Plum Crazy, and Honky Tonk Red.
Getting Our Paint On!
I painted the entire piece in this custom color for my china cabinet makeover. This piece is very ornate so I used a dry cheap chip brush to go over the already painted areas to “paint wipe” away any excess paint. This is key to get a clean and non-gloppy look.
Staining Raw Wood With Wax?!?!?! WHAT???
Yes you read that right! I used my black best dang wax to STAIN the top of the buffet part of this whole china hutch!! I made sure the surface was cleaned, remember I told you this piece was dry? When I say dry I mean DRY I didn’t even have to sand it down, it was super dry and super raw! I just added the wax to the top, wiped away the excess, then 15-20 minutes later buffed it. As a result, I got a beautiful stained top that was also hydrated with some wax!!
Speaking of Dry Wood!
Have you had a chance to use Dixie Belle’s big Mama’s Butta? I LOVE it! Especially Orange grove 🍊. This product CAN be used over painted surfaces as a sealer. However, I used it to moisturize and deodorize the inside of the buffet!! Look at the difference!
I knew I need to add dimension and depth to this piece. This piece is way too ornate to not show of her curves and carvings. I decided to use my BLACK best dang wax again. BUT FIRST! I sprayed my clear easy peasy wax as almost a primer, this way the black wax would glide better and it would be easier to wipe back. THAT’S IT GUYS! The black wax turned the color almost a jewel tone so that is a win!
As most always I have put together a video for you of this china hutch makeover!! check it out 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Let me know what you think in the comments below or in the comments of the YouTube Video!!
Do you love this color as much as I do??
Happy Creating Friends!!!