Let me show you how to create this hutch makeover with chalk paint. Repainting furniture with chalk paint is so satisfying because you can start painting right away. There is no need to prep the piece with sanding beforehand.
Easy Hutch Makeover With Chalk Paint
What would you do with six hours of free time?
I had hours of time a few days ago, and I used it 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 of the hutch.
See what I mean? Not pretty.
This is what it looked like before. 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 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.
Hutch Makeover with Chalk Paint
As you can see, the wood holes had started to shine through the paint as well, because I had just painted it once.
I found my Annie Sloan chalk paint can with the left-over paint and got to work. After painting my TV stand, my large vintage dresser I use in my 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. There are many other chalk paint brands, many affordable.
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.
I didn’t put wax on the hutch yet — I might on another day. It would take quite a while to put wax on a big furniture piece like this because you need to rub it on in sections.
I wanted to put all my decor items back on the hutch right away and see how all my milk glass looks on it. I love restyling my things, so this was the most fun for me.
I’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.
Since I had more hours to spare, I also painted a vintage storage box I added to my son’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 chalk paint?