SWOONLICIOUS! My very own curated word for this piece! Because folks, the technique that I haphazardly stumbled upon while working on my transformation of this vintage hutch very much requires it’s own word! This furniture flip most certainly challenged and inspired my creativity. I’m so glad I didn’t give up! Come take a very close look!


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Colour Comparing

On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) that I share online may naturally seem slightly different in person. Lighting and surroundings dictates colours! I picture all my pieces against a white backdrop with white lighting, as I feel this portray’s the truest colour in digital form— however depending on the wall colour and lighting in your home, the colour may slightly differ. Here are some pictures to help aid with online colour consideration:

Hollow Hill, Wanderess, Jitterbug
Chocolate, Wood Wick, Algonquin
Before & After

Deep Sea Green Coastal Chippy Cabinet

A big thank you to one of my ever-so-kind followers that shared this piece with me! She had seen it on Marketplace, and thought it might catch my fancy! Well it most certainly did, however comes with a bit of a funny story— the thing is, it looked soooo much bigger than it actually was in the Marketplace ad; so big in fact that we took the truck for the trip— which we avoid when possible to save $ on fuel! We most certainly didn’t need the truck, as it would have easily fit into my cross-over like a glove! WHICH I think might be a positive for many, as not everyone has space for large pieces, nor does everyone have a truck to haul. This one is a quaint and moderate piece indeed, and I’d happily deliver it to a fellow Manitoban in my crossover!

Cozy & Coastal Chippy Cabinet Sea Green
Cozy & Coastal Chippy Cabinet Sea Green
Cozy & Coastal Chippy Cabinet Sea Green
Cozy & Coastal Chippy Cabinet Sea Green
Selectively Salvaged and Loved by me


You’re gonna wanna get up-close-and-personal with this piece folks! I have most certainly become VERY acquainted with this vintage hutch over the past few weeks— a piece that has challenged and inspired my creativity like no other to-date! If you adore coastal, cozy, chippy and casual as much as I do, I invite you to take a very close look at this one! A swoonlicious colour pairing in a deep sea green and cozy mid-tone brown that swoons delicious coastal-cottage! Linen Press | Step Back Cupboard | Ensuite Hutch | Entryway/Foyer Cabinet | YOU DECIDE! Be sure to zoom in— the chippy, crackled, texture I achieved when haphazardly applying chalk-paint over milk-paint is a dream!

Modern Farmhouse Furniture

Coastal Cabinet Makeover

Below you’ll find all of the photos I took after completing my Vintage Hutch makeover. On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) seen here on my website may seem slightly different in person.

My Step-by-Step Transformation

  • Removed hardware — With full intentions of replacing with a far more pleasing set
  • Lightly sanded down — To prepare for paint application; 80, 120 grit
  • Thoroughly vacuumed and washed — Necessary preparation for any and all furniture restorations
  • Went through all kinds of steps with milk paint, mineral paint, and chalk paint; and just wasn’t achieving the WOW factor that I strive for with all my pieces — So I perservered
  • Applied 2 coats of Homestead House (milk paint) to the exterior— Used whatever I had on hand in light colours, mixed in a thicker 2:1 (paint:water) ratio, and dried with hair-dryer immediately after application to enforce crackle; brush application
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint (chalk paint) to the exterior in the colour Wanderess — A captivating, deep sea green colour; brush application
  • Applied 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint (mineral paint) to the interior and drawer in the colour Wood Wick — A cozy mid-tone brown; brush/roller application
  • Lightly sanded down exterior giving extra attention to edges— For a farmhouse distressed finish; 80, 120 grit
  • Discovered MAGIC when sanding chalk paint over milk paint— Results in the most chippy, crackled, textured outcome; an exquisite surprise
  • Decoupaged drawer-sides with Re-Design with Prima’s WASHED DAMASKa lovely pattern that I felt paired so nicely with this transformation
  • Applied 2 coats of Fusion Beeswax Finish to the exterior ~ for a soft satin finish that works wonderfully on both milk and chalk paint; sponge application/buff
  • Selected and installed alternate replacement hardware — Left over from our very own Farmhouse Laundry Room makeover

Photos From My Workshop

Come Take a Closer Look!

I ain’t no videographer I tell ya! I however determined to try my very best to share a closer look with YOU. Below you’ll find my best; albeit amateur effort at trying to capture this piece in video format (taken out in my workshop where I do it all— prep, transform, picture and vid).
For my Manitoba followers, perhaps you might fancy slipping out to our farm for the closest look— please do get in touch!

Products Used & Recommended

This post contains links to products I personally use, trust, and highly recommend. Here’s a handy compiled list for your ease of reference:

🌟 Country Chic Paint WANDERESS

🌟 Fusion Mineral Paint WOOD WICK

🌟 Fusion Mineral Paint BEESWAX

🌟 ReDesign with Prima WASHED DAMASK

Have a furniture piece that you’d like to paint, but aren’t sure where to start? Struggling with deciding on colour(s), products, techniques, and finishes? I’d love to help you out! Let’s have a phone chat, or meetup for a coffee!

Custom Furniture Painting


I primarily select and purchase pieces on my own, and transform them with colours/techniques of my own choosing— Ready-For-Purchase. I do also carefully consider custom furniture painting for customers within Manitoba. If you’re interested in this service, I’d love to hear from you! Please fill out and submit a form so that we can start an exchange. I truly appreciate all interest and inquiries.

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