I painted, but when I went to distress it, just like I did with the yellow bar stools, I was sad to see that my paint came right off! I FORGOT you HAVE sand the hutch down first...
I thought, "Ah, I won't have to sand this down..."
I will always sand from now on. BIG MISTAKE!
As the paint was coming off in HUGE chunks and the tears rapidly ran down my face, I realized that I just added about 10 more hours to this job!
So...I began by stripping the buffet with extra strength stripper from Ace, but I found out something very quickly about my sweet little buffet-The doors have PLASTIC molding! Yikes! The stripper started eating it up...and the tears came again!
I put the hutch and buffet back into my kitchen and couldn't look at it for WEEKS! I had no idea what to do with it!
The buffet looked like someone came at it with a weed wacker! I am not kidding!
I just had to Cowgirl up! (I am by no means a cowgirl, it just felt like the right thing to say) I got out the sand paper and went at those doors like I had nothing to lose...mostly because I didn't. I washed it down, painted it with another coat of Tropicana Cabana (Benjamin Moore) and then antiqued it by sanding it down.
Disaster turned livable :)
For what I really wanted to do, check out this site: HERE,