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!