I found this quaint, but plain, 2 piece hutch at a local antique store a few months ago. It was marked down to 50 dollars and I knew I could do something cute with it. And I did!
I was inspired by this gorgeous dresser on Perfectly Beautiful Things blog. I used Benjamin Moore's Orchid Pink color but the paint is Behr glossy. The trim is Craftsmart Bright Gold paint from Michaels. Did I mention I'm in love with this hutch?
When painting it I found I achieved the best results by laying it on the tarp so any dribbles would slide toward the back. I took my time and ended up using 4 thin-ish coats of paint. If I noticed any big dribbles I waited for them to dry and carefully "shaved" them off with a razor. For the delicate gold detail on top I used a small art brush so I could get into the crevices without being sloppy (I used a wider art brush for the feet). The whole process ended up taking about 3 days (and watching the whole latest season of Call The Midwife).
I just used a cheap dollar store sponge brush (comes in a large set for a buck!) to paint the handles, hinges, etc. This took a lot of coats but it dried so quickly I would just dab on a fresh coat about every 1/2 hour.
I really love the fancy, whimsical look of all the gold trim.
Part way through painting I realized I was not going to have enough pink paint if I kept going so I scrounged through my paint collection and grabbed this bright green for the inside color. I like it a lot more than I thought I would and it's a fun surprise when the doors open.
A little money and a little time, and now I've got a beautiful keepsake treasure to enjoy for years to come!