More Painting Projects

February 27, 2014 by 10 Comments

Oh, how time flies!  I can’t believe February is almost over… just a couple more days to go.  This week has been busy, I’m in  painting mode.  I shared with you about painting the fireplace, I have to say,  it brightened up the living area quite a bit and I’m still happy with the result.  The other day I took second look at the secretary hutch and it just seemed like it also needed a pop of color.  Lighter and brighter seems to be my motto for this season.  I pulled out the paintbrush and got busy painting the inside of the hutch.

Secretary Hutch Painted

Just for fun I added a few of my favorite “blue and white” accessories.

secretary hutch

This is how it started out, very dark inside the hutch.  After lightly sanding and prepping the paint went on.

secretary hutch 2

Some improvement after the first coat of paint.

Secretary Hutch Painted 1

Better yet after the second coat.  I used Lowe’s  Valspar Ultra (paint and primer)  “notre dame”, a light grey color.

Secretary Hutch Painted 2

After painting and drying it was time to add some accessories.  Blue and white, fresh and “springy”.

Secretary Hutch Painted 3

I do like the change of color.  What a difference!   I’m still in the mood for painting, let’s see what’s next?

Thank you for reading.


savvy southern style

between naps on the porch

jennifer rizzocommon ground, no minimalist here,  coastal charm

the dedicated house


10 Responses to “More Painting Projects”
  1. Marsha says:

    What a difference paint can make! Your pretty collection now pops! Great job!

  2. martina says:

    What a difference…love it painted!! All those pretty accessories really pop now!

  3. Nancherrow says:

    Beautiful! What a huge difference from before to after and dark to light! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


  4. This turned out so pretty! I like the lighter color inside. Such pretty accessories too! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Christine says:

    what an awesome idea, to brighten the inside….I have a huge German Schrank….you are giving me ideas….LOL

  6. That looks excellent! Everything shows up better in it now. Valspar is a good brand- we did the whole exterior of our home with Valspar from Lowes.

  7. Donna Wilkes says:

    You can really see the beautiful doors on the cabinet now. Love that gray.

  8. Gentle Joy says:

    The paint job really helps that cabinet to stand out as something special…..very nice. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this. Gentle Joy

  9. Melanie says:

    The white inside makes all the difference. What a simple transformation!

  10. I like this! I have a similar secretary. I put removable fabric inserts but paint brightens and updates a piece like this so much more.

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