Oak Buffet and Hutch with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black

Black is one of my favourite colours for painted furniture. This past week I updated this solid oak buffet and hutch with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.

I had been wanting to try Fusion Mineral Paint. Next Time Around in Cambridge, Ontario sells Fusion and the owner emailed me a picture of a similar cabinet done in Coal Black. She suggested leaving the buffet top, beadboard and shelves in the original oak. 

I also kept the interior of the lower section oak as it is in great condition.

Fusion is supposed to have a very durable finish with no top coat needed so I was able to finish this fairly quickly. I used most of the container of paint probably due to the grain in the solid oak.

This is the before, a very solid piece that we got off a neighbour who had it listed on kijiji online classifieds. It is a great size for smaller spaces.

New hardware was added to update it even more.

I added back a vintage scale and a few ironstone pieces. The kitchen table was moved for better photos but it is back in place now and I will share a few photos tomorrow.

While the black better suits our style, this piece is for sale. I am looking for an industrial style metal shelf unit that is wider and shallower to better fit this small eat in space in our kitchen.
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  1. Hi Elizabeth! Oh, this hutch turned out beautifully! The black color does look so pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  2. Wow! This piece turned out amazing!! Love it!
    Never heard of this paint before till we were in an antiques mall yesterday and there was a whole display as you walked in, and now you have use it.

  3. It looks beautiful, I can't believe you are selling it!

  4. That's a great transformation! I prefer it painted over solid oak. I've never tried or even heard of that paint before. That should sell quickly. It looks like new!

    1. Thanks! It is made by Homestead House (here in Toronto that makes MMSMP, and sold in US as well.)

  5. It turned out beautifully Elizabeth! I've never painted with that type of paint. I would love to do our dining set, which is colonial pine, in white. Hubby won't let me though. :)

  6. That is beautiful, Elizabeth. I guess I am out of the loop because I have never even heard of that paint. Looks like it did a good job---especially if it covered oak in just one coat! xo Diana

  7. The cupboard looks wonderful, Elizabeth! You did a fantastic job on it! The ironstone dishes look really nice in, and on the piece, too.
    I scrolled through your previous posts, since it's been a while since I've visited you.
    Your house looks gorgeous!!!
    Have a great evening.

  8. That looks fantastic... just enough black to make a statement and highlight the natural wood...

  9. The black looks so nice paired with the light oak. I love the Fusion Coal black, truest black I have used of all the paints.


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