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Two-Tone Secretary Hutch

By Alchemy Fine Living on Apr 17, 2012

This antique secretary hutch is made of solid mahogany. The first thing I did, after properly prepping the piece, was to rub wax all over the detail and edges of it. I painted the entire hutch with a color that is a mix of beige and grey. I sprayed the color on using my new spray gun. It’s a Husky brand HVLP paint sprayer. I just got it a week ago and I looooove it. (I’m getting off track here though, I’ll be sure to do a post all about my spray gun in the near future.)

Anyways, after the whole hutch was covered in the beige grey I then used a small brush to apply white accents. The drawers were also painted by hand, with a brush. When the paint was dry I used a plastic spatula to remove the paint covered wax and expose the raw wood underneath. Then I used 220 grit sand paper to smooth it out a bit and further distress it. The final step was to rub Watco Danish oil in Dark Walnut all over the piece. I worked in small sections applying the dark oil and then buffing it off. This step gives the piece a bit of a worn look. It gives the finish a more aged appearance.

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