But let me back up. After deciding I was brave enough to redo our hand-me-down hutches, there wasn’t any question that I was going to paint them a chalky white. I wanted them to brighten up our dining area and go with our white kitchen cabinets and white beadboard peninsula. Plus, I just like painting things white, I think?
I went with Fusion Mineral Paint since I wanted a matte finish without sanding or priming, and picked “Casement” since it’s a neutral, warm white. I didn’t want the hutches to be entirely white, though, so I also picked up a jar of “Homestead Blue” for the back panelling.