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Farmhouse Hutch Chalk Paint Makeover

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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.
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I knew exactly which project piece I wanted to start with! It was time for a farmhouse hutch makeover!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Painting this hutch was a lot of work, but it was well worth the time and effort!
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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
www.thepaintedhinge.com

Materials I used for this project:

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

To see more: http://www.thepaintedhinge.com/2016/09/19/farmhouse-hutch-makeover-country-chic-paint/

Got a question about this project?

    • Hi Judie! Yes, I think you could get similar results with homemade chalk paint. But if you don't want to go that route, you could always order some of the Country Chic paint website (assuming you can get shipments from Canada where you live).
    • Thank you Michelle, Beautiful country but being a crafter proves very difficult at times. Will check out Country Chic web site. Not sure about customs and paint. Will try and thanks again. Judie
    • I have used Plaster of Paris added to regular paint to create the same result as chalk paint on several pieces.
    • Hi Klamath, Thanks for the tip. May I ask if you used latex or flat. Thanks Michelle, but the shipping would be costly.
    • Judie, I used sample paints. I'm sure it wasn't flat. Once it's mixed with the plaster of paris it will be pretty flat looking when it dries.
    • There are tons of YouTube videos on this. I can't answer because I start with raw material. I thought I would try to help.
      Renee Renee  Bristol, TN · answered on Oct 13, 2016 ·
    • Hi Janet! As long as you are using chalk paint you do not have to sand the whole dresser. That's the beauty of chalk paint! :)
    • Just yesterday I was at Menards buying more chalk paint and you do NOT have to do any prep work other than make sure the is clean. The can tells you this! I love using chalk paint...it's so easy and so forgiving!
      Jo Jo  Inver Grove Heights, MN · answered on Oct 27, 2016 ·
    • Beautiful hutch and beautiful work. I'm painting a hutch but I have a question about chalk paint if you don't mind. After it dries is it a dry feeling paint, and does it come off on your hands like real chalk does? I'm thinking about buying some to finish my hutch but I want it to be shiny not dull. I'm old school about a lot of things. And the cabinets in my kitchen are painted with semi gloss or gloss white paint. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful hutch with us. And thank anyone that can help me with my questions.
    • Hi Moma! Chalk paint does feel dry once it dries, and it does not come off on your hands when touched. It does have a "chalky" feel to it (like a stick of chalk) but it does not come off on your hands. Chalk paint should always be sealed with a sealing wax or glaze (or both). This reduces the chalky feel of the paint, seals and protects the paint finish, and adds shine. Normally 1-2 coats of wax will give your finished project a satin finish. I've never put on more than 2 coats of wax on anything, so I can't tell you if more wax coats = a shinier finish. I hope this helps! :)
    • The glaze "ages" the appearance and highlights the details like the fans on the door fronts and the carving on the acorns.
    • Thank you!
      10jes 10jes · answered on Sep 25, 2016 ·
    • I have this exact hutch that was my mother-in -laws. I have been wanting to do something with it since I discovered chalk paint. You have given me the green light. Thanks for sharing. I also have that churn sitting on your hutch. It was my husband's grandmothers.
    • It looks fabulous!
      Jina Jina  Grayland, WA · answered on Sep 28, 2016 ·
    • As the previous posters said, the glaze gives it the antique look and helps seal the paint. :)
  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle

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

  • Karen Cook
    Karen Cook Philadelphia, PA

    Love it!

  • Carole White

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

  • Slsands1981

    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

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

  • Danita
    Danita Seminole, FL

    I love it!

  • D fuhrman
    D fuhrman Athens, GA

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

  • Susan
    Susan Montgomery, AL

    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

    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

    Looks great!

  • Sherry Fram
    Sherry Fram Charleston, AR

    Looks awesome! Great job!

  • Jade
    Jade Midland, TX

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

  • Darla Reed
    Darla Reed Russell, KY

    awesome job, congrats on the Masters too

  • Jean Hubbs
    Jean Hubbs Waretown, NJ

    Congratulations on your degree and the hutch looks great.

  • Patricia Norman
    Patricia Norman Dickson, TN

    Beautiful!!!

  • Ellen
    Ellen Southington, CT

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

  • Cecilia
    Cecilia Canada

    nice

  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI

    beautiful job! congrats on your degree

  • Lori Michelle
    Lori Michelle Wilmington, DE

    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

    Beauitiful update.

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