• A Hutch To Remember

    Posted on March 27, 2014 by in DIY Project Gallery, Home Decor

    About a year ago I found this hutch on Craigslist. It was exactly what I was looking for and the price was just right. I let it sit in my home for weeks as I tried to decide which direction to take it with paint. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint of course!  It’s the only paint I use religiously! Simple to use and fantastic results every time.

    I removed the dated glass panels from the doors and gave the hutch a good cleaning. Without sanding or priming I went straight to the fun part.  I painted the entire piece with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “French Linen”.  I painted the inside background of the hutch in “Old White” and then waxed the entire piece with clear wax. It was a BIG job! But well worth the time and muscle. It only took two coats of “French Linen” but took four coats of “Old White” to cover the dark brown wood.

    I kept the original hardware, but revitalized it with “Oil Rubbed Bronze” spray paint.

    Instead of glass in the doors, I used chicken wire! I measued and cut each panel to size and spray painted each one in oil rubbed bronze to match the hardware.

    I usually distress my painted pieces with sandpaper to give them that old, well loved look. But this time, I decided to keep it looking fresh and new without any distressing. Don’t you just love the gray and old white combo? I am thrilled with how it turned out! It’s actually amazing and makes me so happy to know that I did it! I had a vision and I tackled it. With Paint! I just love Chalk Paint and how it breaths new life into dated furniture. And so much more!

2 Responsesso far.

  1. Helen says:

    Hello, i love what you have done with this dresser and i’m considering doing a similar dresser. Can you please tell me how much paint you went through? It will be my first go and as the paint is very expensive here in Australia i dont want to buy too much however i also dont want to leave myself short as its a round trip of 6 hours to get more!

  2. christie says:

    can you tell me what brand of oil rubbed bronze you used?

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