Ordinarily, full room reveals for the One Room Challenge occur during Week 6. However, due to the West Coast fires and the hurricanes in Texas and Florida, the hosts have graciously extended the challenge an extra week. We are so thankful to the hosts and so excited that this extension allows our fellow bloggers to remain in the challenge with us.
This means that I can share one more DIY before next week’s final room reveal. There are actually several more on the roster to share after the reveal and, from them, I chose to share this sweet china hutch updo today (Week 6).
How to Easily Paint Super Slick Surfaces
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint and Poppies Paint Powder, but all projects and opinions are 100% my own.
If you’ve been following along, you may remember seeing this photo back in the Week 2 post (link is at the bottom of this post). Once the moulding was installed and the wall was painted, the plan for the hutch began to take shape.
Hutch Pros and Cons
Although the hutch is dark and outdated, it is in perfect condition so I didn’t want to paint it. Plus, I love the wood against the white wall. To me, it has a “stately” look and balances nicely with the large media cabinet in the great room. If you’d like to see the media cabinet, the link to the great room reveal is also at the bottom of this post.
And truthfully, the hutch needs to command the wall and the dining room as a statement piece. Remember, china hutches may go out of style, but statement pieces are forever. AmIrite?
So the question becomes, “How do I make a statement piece happen?”
Process of Elimination
To narrow down the best option for the hutch, I did two things.
The room was basically finished before I tackled the hutch. This way, it was easier to see if an idea worked with the surroundings.
While looking for the best option, the hutch was accessorized a gazillion different ways. Yes! It took so much time and created a super hot mess, but I just had to keep moving the puzzle pieces around until I found the line of best fit.
Create an Element of Surprise
And so, that’s what I did. I must have had every accessory in my stash in and out of that hutch a dozen times. This, while continuing to scratch the itch to do something bold and off-the-rails. I mean, I wanted the hutch to be an all-out shock city. Something that would draw fire as either loved or hated. But either way, it would provoke strong emotion and be something you wouldn’t see anywhere else.
So with this, let’s roll back to Week 1. Remember when I explained in the Week 1 Dining Room Plan that there would be an interesting color pop added via this bold pink?
Well, here we are.
Meet the Caped-Crusader of Super Slick Surfaces
Finally, all that was standing between me and the statement piece of my dreams was figuring out how to update the cabinet, specifically the smoked mirror in the back, with a minimum of fuss and muss.
Enter Fusion Ultra Grip.
And after only one coat applied to the mirrored-back, I can honestly say that this stuff is the caped-crusader of slick surfaces.
How to Paint Super Slick Surfaces
Here’s what to do:
Thoroughly clean the slick surface. Because my piece is a mirror, I used a vinegar-based Windex and made sure no residue was left.
When the mirror is dry, which takes only a few seconds, tape off areas that should not have Ultra Grip applied. I used Frog Tape.
Apply Ultra Grip
Stir or shake the product according to manufacturer’s directions.
Apply it with a super-fine bristle paint brush. Do be careful to make the application as smooth as possible.
And let it dry according to the manufacturer’s directions.
This product will work on any super-slick surface and is especially good to use when sanding is not an option, like on this mirrored-back hutch. Plus, it is important to remember that the topcoat was a chalky-type paint made from latex paint. If you plan to use Fusion paint, Ultra Grip may not be necessary. Even on the mirror, Fusion paint should adhere without a problem.
Why didn’t I use Fusion paint?
It was simply a matter of color. Otherwise, I would definitely have opted for Fusion paint.
As far as I know, any paint is ok to use, but Ultra Grip is formulated to use with Fusion paint. I purchased a sample container of a Sherwin Williams color and converted it to a chalky-type paint using a product called Poppies Paint Powder. The link leading to a review about the Paint Powder is at the bottom of this post.
Since I wasn’t sure if I would like the super-bold color or if I would want to distress the paint, I used a chalky-type paint to keep my options open.
Once the Ultra Grip is dry according to manufacturer’s directions, apply the paint.
Two coats of chalky-type paint were applied and allowed to completely dry.
And remember, no sanding is needed to prep the super slick surface.
And that’s all there is to it. One statement piece, coming up.
I do hope you will join us next week for the full china hutch reveal along with the exciting room reveal.
In the meantime, if you appreciate this quick and easy way to paint super slick surfaces, please…
And as always, many thanks to our wonderful hosts.
Linda from the blog, Calling It Home and House Beautiful magazine.
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THE DINING ROOM MAKEOVER
The Dining Room Makeover Plan – Week 1
How to Design Picture Frame Moulding – Week 2
How to Paint Dining Room Furniture – Week 4
How to Paint Super Slick Surfaces – Week 6 (YOU ARE HERE)
Dining Room Reveal Coming – Week 7
Outdated Bench Refresh – How to Paint the Fabric and Frame
Stationary Bar Cart Refresh – Using a Combo of Paint and Wax
Traditional Meets Trendy – Mahogany Console Table Makeover in Metallic Paint
Easily Add Gold Touches to Furniture and Accessories with Liquid Leaf
Spring 2017 ORC – Great Room Refresh
Fusion Mineral Paint website ~ https://fusionmineralpaint.com
Poppies Paint Powder website ~ http://www.poppiespaintpowder.com
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