Antique Farmhouse Hutch Make-Over With Chalk Paint!
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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Published April 15th, 2017 11:34 PM
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