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.
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.
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.
I 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.
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.
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.