Hutch Makeover With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 16, 2015

hutch makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint,

What would you do with six hours of free time?

Don and Landon were gone for many hours yesterday, and I used that time to get out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® can and finished painting our hutch in the living room.

I had painted part of it about a year ago to take picture on it for my Etsy store — I wanted a spot for pictures with a white background — but I never liked the look of the distressed, off-white lower part and the crisp white upper part.

009aThis is what it looked like. It just didn’t work.

And since the lighting is so terrible in our living room — it’s a dark room with many windows, so my camera doesn’t know how to handle that — I’m not even using this spot for photos right now.

The last time I took pictures of items for Dagmar’s Home Decor I went outside on the porch and snapped the photos in font of our Blue Cottage siding. I kind of like that better, because it brings in my signature blue.

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Since Don likes to put his keys and wallet and other things on the hutch when he comes home, the painted top also needed a redo.

As you can see, the wood holes had started to shine through the paint as well, because I had just painted it once.

026aI found my Annie Sloan chalk paint can with the left-over paint and got to work. After painting our TV stand, our large vintage dresser we use in our bedroom, and half of the hutch, I still had about 1/4 of the paint left.

This chalk paint might be pricy, but it does go a long way.

I added some water to the paint and touched up the top with one coat, and painted the rest of the hutch — the bottom and both sides — with two coats.

This is what it looked like after two hours of work and decorating it with my milk glass collection and other items.
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I didn’t put wax on it yet — I might another day. It would take quite a while to put wax on a big furniture piece like this. I wanted to put it back together right away and see how all my milk glass looks on it.

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009aI’m so enjoying all the white on white that I’m now tempted to fill the whole hutch with just milk glass and ironstone pieces.

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019aSince I had more hours to spare, I also painted a vintage storage box I added to L’s desk for all of his pencils and pens, and I painted the small shelf in our powder room.

I was pretty pleased with all that progress, and I still have some of the chalk paint left over for another small project.

Have you ever updated a furniture piece with Annie Sloan chalk paint? How do you like it? Do you like her wax? I love her paint but am not that crazy about her wax.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Pam September 4, 2015 at 5:53 PM

I am totally in love with Annie Sloan Paint and the wax. I am trying to get the nerve up to paint the laminate floor in our bedroom but will be using polyurethane in lieu of wax for that project. I have spoken with several Annie Sloan dealers and they say it will hold up as long as you get several coats of the poly on….we shall see! I haven’t attempted a project this large yet, so I definitely have to be in the right mind set.


Brenda Young August 18, 2015 at 9:40 PM

That s just the cutest vintage cottage hutch, very unique and adorable. I’m Loving those scallops!


Dagmar Bleasdale August 19, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Thanks, Brenda! I took off the upper doors to show off the shelves. I still want to do something fun with those doors.


michelle August 17, 2015 at 9:50 AM

I really like how u have it now. u have the milk glass and some color I think it makes both pop really well


AnnMarie August 17, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Looks so fresh and clean! I think all white milk glass and ironstone would look great on it. I am always so amazed at how a coat of paint improves everything.


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