The perfect metallic blue for your china hutch

by | Aug 22, 2019

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Sometimes we just have to set aside our own visions and meet people where they are!

I never say that out loud….I’m usually flying the flag that encourages you to stand strong in your ideas and stay true to your ideas…..but when it comes to also serving others…..there is a time and place to set your flag down!

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As much as I LOVED this painted china hutch in its organically color-washed roses finish (see that HERE)……it just wasn’t speaking to others. It has been in my shop and taking up space for months!  That makes me sad….as I paint my pieces for others to use and enjoy….not sit in my shop under a sheet!  

This brings me to my BFF……here for a visit….and in need of a new and somewhat large piece for a sitting room in her home!  She is expecting her first grandbaby and has just purchased two new rockers that she plans to spend a lot of time in…with new baby in her arms!  She wanted a piece to serve as a focal point and also house many blankets and quilts that she has.

I immediately thought of this china hutch….but I knew she would not be fond of the finish.  She is very “safe” when it comes to her decor and prefers a very clean and simple finish.  So I offered to repaint it!  If it meant she would like it….and could enjoy it…..that meant more to me than hanging onto my personal vision for the piece.  

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With her help…..we repainted this hutch in just under two hours….inside and out!  We painted right over the existing rose design transfers.  We did not prime it in any way!  We did paint one coat of Driftwood over the transfers just to help to fully block the rose designs. So let me tell you about this new paint!!!

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Dixie Belle Paint company JUST released several new colors to their Moonshine Metallics paint line….and this new blue called Pacific is out of this world!!!!  It went on with such ease!  Its creamy texture lays down easily and the brush strokes are minimal with its self-leveling ability!  We painted just two coats and done!!  The coverage is worth bragging about.  It dried so quickly that we were able to lay down the second coat within about 40 minutes!  As soon as the second coat dried…I was able to wax the entire piece from top to bottom in Best Dang Wax Black!  The metallic paint withstood the wax application like a champ…for just having been painted!  I waxed and wiped back with no issues at all!  I then enhanced the carvings and edges with Shiny Star Decor Wax by Redesign with Prima. 

We painted the inside of this metallic blue china cabinet with Driftwood.  It took only ONE coat to fully cover the existing Terracotta color…which blows my mind!  We sealed the inside with Big Mama’s Butta in Suzanne’s Garden which is a lovely rose garden scent!  

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We loaded this piece into the back of her SUV within 12 hours of finishing it.

Now this stunning metallic blue china hutch resides in Houston with my BFF…..she’s happy…..I’m happy….she now waits for her grandbaby to rock….and I now have more space in my shop….and a few extra bucks in my pocket!

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The products listed here are what I used for this metallic blue china hutch project!  Dixie Belle Paint company offers amazing products that will make all of your projects successful no matter what your skill level! Just click on any of the products shown below!  You can also find my favorite products and tools in my Amazon influencer list here.

Thank you Dixie Belle for a product that gives me the confidence to paint something on the fly…..during crunch time….knowing the outcome will be a successful one…..because I can ALWAYS count on your products!!!

See you next week!

XOXO, 

Tracey

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6 Comments

  1. Deb Stewart

    Tracey,
    This piece is simply gorgeous!
    Is the transfer a Prima? I have never seen that one…
    You are truly an amazing artist & person! Thanks so much for sharing yourself!
    Deb

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    • Tracey Bellion

      Thank you Deb! Yes, the design transfer is Roses & Rouge from ReDesign with Prima. I tried to grab you the link but I’m not seeing that they still carry it. This one called Ruby Rose is very similar – http://shrsl.com/1vpdf

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  2. Lisa Wilcox

    OMG that blue is stunning! I love this and I love your other pieces as well!

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  3. Laurie Smith

    Okay this piece is gorgeous. I have been painting some furniture using chalk paint. I have a VERY similar china hutch that was my parents! I would love to paint it, but I am at a loss as to what to do with the scroll work that is on the two glass doors. They are currently the same wood color as the rest of the piece. I just can’t imagine tapping all of that glass! Can I ask how you painted yours??

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    • Tracey Bellion

      Hi Laurie! Thanks for your sweet words! I did not tape this piece. I have a pretty steady hand and use a good quality 1″ artist brush for the small details. Also, my trick is to always have a pack of baby wipes on hand for any clean up as I go…

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  4. dana

    Hi, I did the same process with the same products, but I found that the black wax just wiped right off and didn’t seem to adhere because of the slick, shiny metallic paint.

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