Antique Farmhouse Hutch Make-Over With Chalk Paint!
3 Hours
I love, love, love this piece! I always have…. growing up as a little girl in my parents 180+ year old farm house, it was always a main feature piece in their beautiful dining room. As my parent’s decor-taste changed, as people’s often does, this gorgeous piece was moved out into the barn for storage, where it has probably sat for roughly ten years!
I was so excited to bring this hutch home and start working on it! Needless to say, it was in a little bit of rough shape. I reinforced the piece using staples and finishing nails, and used wood filler to fill in any cracks.
[Psst! Want to see what the inside of a real almost 200 year-old farmhouse originally looked like?! Check out Memoirs of a 178 year-old Farmhouse – Wallpaper Edition!]
I then sanded down the top of the hutch, and the two front legs. The reason for doing this comes from that age old question — “To paint, or not to paint?”…. So I always try to compromise with myself and do a little of both!
Since I was going to use chalk paint to paint the rest of my hutch, all that I needed to do was sand down any of the previous finish that was flaking. I then chalk painted the body of the hutch. It only took two coats with this amazing chalk paint! If you like, check out some of the reasons of why I decided to use chalk paint, and why I completely love chalk paint!
To finish the top and front legs of the hutch, I decided to use the dark wax that can be used to create a different finish with the chalk paint. I would normally use a stain here, but wanted to try this out instead. And the result? Amazing! I completely love how it turned out!
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  • Jhumj Jhumj on Apr 23, 2017
    Is there anything you had to do to bring the mirror back to life? It looks in bad shape. Did It have to be refinished ? Connie

  • Jo Jo on Apr 24, 2017
    If the wood is glossy do you sand first?

  • Marcela Marcela on May 06, 2017
    I cannot find wax in my country but I have used shoe wax and it has performed beautifully

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