Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fresh Look: maison blanche vanille | hutch makeover {& giveaway}

Maison Blanche Vanilla {hutch makeover} (9)I’m so excited to show you my dining room hutch makeover. I’ve been wanting to paint this hutch for the longest time. But for whatever reason it just never got done.

Until now! Have you heard of Maison Blanche La Craie furniture paint? They asked me to try out their paint and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The hard part was choosing the color. It came down to Magnolia which is the whitest shade and Vanille which is a creamy almost pale yellow shade. I went with Vanille.

Maison Blanche Vanilla {hutch makeover} (12)Here’s the before and after. The pine hutch was one of my first furniture purchases when I was a young, single working girl. It was during the pine furniture craze and is a reproduction piece. What do you think? I’m thrilled with the results and I’m almost shocked every time I walk in the room. The room looks bigger and brighter.

This paint is amazing. I painted my entire hutch with one quart of paint. It’s an extremely thick calcium carbonate water-based paint and dries to a beautiful velvety finish.

Maison Blanche Vanilla {hutch makeover} (14)Here’s a before, during and after shot. In the middle picture, I started with one coat of paint mixed with a little bit of water and then finished up with a second coat as seen on the right. The entire project took me less than a day.

Once the paint was dry, I used Maison Blanche Antique Wax in clear to seal the piece. The wax glides on and melts into the paint bringing out all the natural beauty and a subtle shine. And since the paint color I used was Vanille, I thought it would be fun to prominently display my Pure Vanilla cookbook.

Several shades of white dishes and a few pops of yellow for Easter are sitting pretty on my hutch and making my dining room a much brighter and happier space.

Once the Easter season is over, I may change out the yellow accent pieces for another color. Maybe aqua or robin’s egg blue? It’s going to fun playing around with accent colors.


I’m so happy with the results and I’m now a huge fan of Maison Blanche La Craie furniture paint. Do you want to try the Maison Blanche line? Maison Blanche is giving away an amazing prize package – a sampler of one of each of their products.
The Mega Maison Blanche Paint Giveaway winner will receive;

Two(2) Quarts of La Craie furniture paint in the color of their choice.

One(1) Tin of Antique Wax in the color of their choice.

One(1) Glacage Embossing Creme in the color of their choice.

One(1) Organaza Shimmer Coat in the color of their choice.

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Thanks for visiting.

Maison Blanche provided me with my choice of paint color and wax, but all opinions are mine.

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  1. Carolyn it's so beautiful. Modern, fresh and truly enhances your dish collection. It's stunning now that it's not so 'woody' (but I do love pine too!). Great choice.


  3. That came out just beautiful, Carolyn! Don't you love that re-surprise you keep getting, when you make a big change like this? I do. Reminds me of changing my bedroom furniture around as a kid, and forgetting. lol

  4. Gorgeous. I would love to try this paint.

  5. LOVE this and your style in general! So clean and comfy at the same time.

  6. Your hutch looks just beautiful! I love it fresh and pretty! It will be so fun to change it up all the time! Enjoy!

  7. Oh, the hutch is beautiful! :)
    I love the fresh look!
    I hope you're having a wonderful week, Carolyn!
    xo! Vanessa

  8. Your hutch is so pretty. You really did a great job and the white was a great choice!

  9. I love your redo, Carolyn, and I am just chomping at the bit to get my hands on some fabulous maison blanche paints!

  10. Hi! You were the link before me at the 36th Avenue link party! The hutch turned out beautifully! I think it looks so much better painted Vanilla than kept in its original state! Thank you for sharing! I am inspired!

    It's Always Ruetten

  11. Carolyn, this caught my eye over on Hometalk and I had to see more of it. It is beautiful! I love the white and yellow together. It looks so fresh and pretty. I'd never heard of this paint before, good to know about it!

  12. I love how this turned out! I've been keeping an eye out on craigslist for a similar hutch. If I ever find one, I might just copy your idea! :)

  13. Looks so fresh and pretty! I love the color and how you decorated it!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  14. This is so pretty! The color is absolutely perfect. And I'm quite smitten with your yellow accents! :)

    We'd love for you to share over at Much Ado About Monday! Stop on by and link up if you have a chance. :)


  15. that looks so fresh and bright! beautiful!

  16. Beautiful redo! I'm looking to the same thing with my china hutch. Have been going back and forth between black or white but when you mentioned it made your room look bigger my decision was made...WHITE!

    I really hope I win the paint package. I would love to try it on my hutch.

    Thanks for hosting!

  17. what a cute kitchen shelf, i love the happy accents of yellow :)

  18. Love it. Now, if I could just find one:)

  19. SOOOOO excited as I finally found a hutch TODAY at a steal...would love to try this, it looks so dreamy and peaceful.

  20. Your hutch is absolutely gorgeous!

  21. The hutch is beautiful. I love the white on white with all your accessories and the pops of yellow really make it look fresh. I've never tried that paint but hear about it more and more.

  22. It looks fantastic! I remember that pine furniture craze. I have a queen sized pine bed in storage that is just begging for a coat of paint so it can come back out!

  23. Look so pretty Carolyn! I love the yellow touches, too!

    XO, Aimee

  24. Beautiful reno! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers.

  25. The After Hutch is perfect! I love to redo isn't it great, new life for the piece. I will check out the paint, thanks

  26. Carolyn your hutch is gorgeous! I can't wait to try the paint on something over here!

  27. The Kitchen wall cabinets looks great.I am glad to get a chance to see these beautiful cabinets.

  28. This is absolutely lovely! Visiting from Uncommon Slice.


  29. I love it! I have one I painted almost that color. I would for you to link this up with me on Wednesdays. Thanks!

  30. Extremely and highly designed and recommended it really awesome collection and pattern.What is the name of the style?Do you have any idea about aluminum deck railing?


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