1942 Mahogany China Hutch

By Robin D in Phoenix, AZ.

I have always dreamed of owning a china hutch and purchased this 1942 solid mahogany china hutch at a thrift store.  It was badly damaged and beyond the prospect of a restoration; however, I knew that with the help of General Finishes products I could bring it back to life.  After sanding, cleaning, and completing the repairs, I painted it using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint on the drawer/door fronts and inside the top half and mixed a custom color of 1 part General Finishes Patina Green Milk Paint and 3 parts General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint for the body.  I highlighted the moldings around the Antique White with DecoArt Rich Espresso Metallic Paint.  Inside the top "drawer" is a desk that I painted with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint.  Everything was sealed with 3 coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin.  I love how it turned out and will be filling it with my growing collection of vintage milk glass pieces.


Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesDIY World – DIY Hobbyist

Color Recipe

  • 1 part GF Patina Green
  • 3 parts GF Antique White

Products Used

  • General Finishes Milk Paint - Antique White
  • General Finishes Milk Paint - Patina Green
  • General Finishes Milk Paint - Dark Chocolate
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat - Satin
  • DecoArt Elegant Finish Metallic Paint - Rich Espresso

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