Revamping An Old Goodwill Hutch With Homemade Chalk Paint


I Found this piece at the Goodwill store it was only $80, I couldn't pass it up for my front entrance.
revamping an old goodwill hutch with homemade chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
I walked away from this piece when I first saw it and 2 hours later I phoned the store and asked if they still had it. I wanted to try my homemade chalk paint on something and this would be the piece, I would revamp into something new.
revamping an old goodwill hutch with homemade chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
I'm sure at one time it served as a good looking piece in the natural dark stain it was in. For me it was to dark looking and old . It has on the top drawer a desk type stationary opening with some small little drawers, which we use to hold our keys in now. I didn't paint the inside of the drawers I left them dark, I thought they were pretty left dark against the lighter paint I chose, it also would of been a lot of work to paint all that.
First stages of priming it.
First stages of priming it.
I started painting but I ran into bleeding from the stain coming through. This was the first time I experienced something like this myself. At first I couldn't figure out what that dark shade was peeking through, and then it hit me what it was. I asked my husband to quickly run out and get me some primmer, which did the trick and stopped it . You can also use a shellac over it first to stop bleeding.
revamping an old goodwill hutch with homemade chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
The finished result, I did it in BEHR PAINT, " Cottage White" its a great color. I put 2 coats on of this and then I waxed it and distressed it along the edges. I felt it needed something more so I stenciled something on the drawer fronts.
revamping an old goodwill hutch with homemade chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
It fits really well in the foyer as its not to deep and it keeps all the scarfs, gloves and keys which I like .
revamping an old goodwill hutch with homemade chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
This is some stencil work I did on the front so glad I did it looks so much better, just adds more character to it
Old Bedroom mirror
Old Bedroom mirror
This mirror was from a dresser which was just sitting in the basement not being used at all. I was going to give it away but I just thought maybe one day I may finish it and use it. Well I did and thought to myself what is the worst thing that can happen if I paint this and I don't like it, I could just get rid of it. To my surprise when I finished it, I loved it so I leaned it up against this hutch in my foyer so glad I didn't toss it!
revamping an old goodwill hutch with homemade chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
This is mirror now painted in same color with chalk paint, I am so pleased the way it turned out. From an out dated bedroom mirror to a shabby chic mirror.

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  • Patty Navarrette
    on Mar 6, 2016

    Did you make your homemade chalk paint using the Cottage White Behr Paint...?

    • Sandra Powell
      on Mar 18, 2016

      Thank you so much, sometimes we all need that thats why I love all the blogging out their you get inspired and the ideas are endless. I hope you tackle it would love to see pictures if you do!!

  • Autumn
    on Mar 6, 2016

    I love the end result and the stencil truly makes it! Where did you get the stencil?

    • Sandra Powell
      on Mar 6, 2016

      @Autumn Thank you so much, the stencil is from Micheal's Craft store

  • Terri White
    on Mar 6, 2016

    Where did you get the tall lamps?

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