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Farmhouse Hutch Chalk Paint Makeover

Hey there, friends! I finally finished my Master’s degree (yay!) and now I can get on some of the projects that have been sitting on the back burner for way too long.
I knew exactly which project piece I wanted to start with! It was time for a farmhouse hutch makeover!
This is how the hutch looked before. It was built in the 1930’s and it is a solid, well put together piece. It has a lot of detail on the doors which I really like, but what really attracted me to it is the open shelves, which I think work better for displaying mixed decor.
The hutch had some water damage on the top, so I sanded it out with a hand sander. It is veneer, so I was careful not to sand too much so as not to sand it all the way through it.
After I was done sanding, I took all the hardware off and removed the drawers and doors. I always put all my hardware in a lidded jar so none of it disappears, which tends to happen a lot because we have cats.
The paint goes on smoothly and covers well. I left the first coat dry overnight and then applied a second coat, which again I allowed it to dry overnight.
The next morning I was ready to apply the glaze.Glaze tends to try quickly, so I worked in small sections by applying the glaze and wiping off the excess with a damp cloth. I allowed the glaze to dry overnight.
The next day I lightly distressed the hutch using 150 grit sandpaper. I then applied the Natural Wax with a wax brush and buffed it out with a dry lint-free cloth, then allowed the wax to dry overnight.
Painting this hutch was a lot of work, but it was well worth the time and effort!
I had a lot of fun decorating it will all my flea market finds. :)
For more step-by-step pictures of the projcect as well as the finished result, please click on the link below to my blog!
I hope you enjoyed this makeover tutorial! :)
Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

Materials I used for this project:

  • 2 pints of Country Chic All-in-One Decor paint in Simplicity   (
  • 1 pint of Country Chic Furniture Glaze in Graphite   (
  • 8 oz of Country Chic Natural Wax   (

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  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    A Crafty Mix - Michelle South Africa
    on Sep 24, 2016

    Definitely worth the time and effort, it looks amazing. Congrats on your Masters ;-)

  • Karen Cook
    Karen Cook Philadelphia, PA
    on Sep 24, 2016

    Love it!

  • Carole White
    Carole White Canada
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Congrats on the milestone! Great work on this hutch...looks awesome; helpful tutorial as well :) Thanks for sharing,

  • Slsands1981
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Very nicely done. Inspiration for us all, I am glad you chose to share such a work of art, and I do mean work. But it is something that will remain with me when I find that perfect piece.

  • Prevostlouise2
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Very beautiful I am addicted to chalk paint. The glaze un put on top is a dark glaze ?

  • Danita
    Danita Seminole, FL
    on Sep 25, 2016

    I love it!

  • D fuhrman
    D fuhrman Athens, GA
    on Sep 25, 2016

    first, congratulations on your masters. and second, i love this hutch. it's very bright and clean looking.

  • Susan
    Susan Montgomery, AL
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Have mercy. It looks so much better. You did a fantastic job. That maple wood was never to my liking and was glad when went out of style. I remember it well. Circa 1970s.

  • Chey
    Chey Santa Fe, NM
    on Sep 25, 2016

    The detail on that piece is really nice. What you did to it truly brought out those details to be seen much easier. The whole piece is beautiful. Great job!

  • The River Prayer Walker
    The River Prayer Walker Silver City, NM
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Looks great!

  • Sherry Fram
    Sherry Fram Charleston, AR
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Looks awesome! Great job!

  • Jade
    Jade Midland, TX
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Great job like the look sooo much better than the original!!!

  • Darla Reed
    Darla Reed Russell, KY
    on Sep 25, 2016

    awesome job, congrats on the Masters too

  • Jean Hubbs
    Jean Hubbs Waretown, NJ
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Congratulations on your degree and the hutch looks great.

  • Patricia Norman
    Patricia Norman
    on Sep 25, 2016


  • Ellen
    Ellen Southington, CT
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Nice update! And congrats on your Masters! I hope you can put it to good use after you finish your projects!

  • Cecilia
    Cecilia Canada
    on Sep 25, 2016


  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI
    on Sep 25, 2016

    beautiful job! congrats on your degree

  • Lori Michelle
    Lori Michelle Wilmington, DE
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Ha Ha! I've been doing furniture all summer after finishing my M.Ed. in June! And I love your hutch!

  • Rachelmary
    Rachelmary Warwick, RI
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Beauitiful update.

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