Chalk Painted Hutch

That right, folks. At 35 years old, I lost my virginity. I finally bit the bullet and purchased myself some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

I wanted my first time to be special, so I dove right in and tackled about the biggest project I could have in my home.

My grandmother’s hutch.

Now, I assumed that I had good photos of the hutch before I started painting it, but realized none of them show the bottom half so you’ll have to use your imagination. There should be hardware on the drawers, but half of the hardware is missing so it’s harware-less for now until I can decide what I want. Anyone have any suggestions???

Pretty much every blogger I know absolutely loves chalk paint. I love that there is no prep work. Some of the posts I read said that the brush strokes don’t matter and they won’t show up, but they did. Not terribly so, but they are there. It’s supposed to cover in one coat (most of the time), but it didn’t. Nonetheless, I’m so glad I decided to do this.

I painted this bad boy on a Saturday night. After about three hours, I had sucked every drop of paint out of the can but still had some spots that need a second coat so I had to buy another can. At $40 a pop, this was not exactly an inexpensive project. However, the end results are worth it and I am thrilled with how it came out. 

In a perfect world, I would have painted and distressed in the backyard, but, this thing is MASSIVE.

Then came the time to style it. Here’s where I run into trouble. I called my Jedi Master {of style} to walk me through it. You see, I want a sorta coastal feel, without being “beachy.” Loving my rustic woods and metals, but still including my grandmother’s dishes and glassware. I wanted it to look amazing, but still look like we live with it everyday. And simple, it must be simple.

A big part of my decorating philosophy is that you should decorate with pieces that mean something to you.

I’ll share details of the display in a post later this week.

I added a pretty seagrass basket, found on clearance at Target last week, and filled it with a few table linens. The vintage tray was also my grandmothers (from Germany) which I thought was the perfect piece to hold my collection of vintage glass bottles.

I painted the sign several months ago. The basket and boat were from Marshall’s and the vintage glass bottles were Country Roads treasures.

I’m still working on the living room and some art for dining room will be revealed…eventually. (hopefully sometime this year!!) But for the most part, this is the dining room.

How ’bout a little side by side?

I hope to have a piece of art to show you at the end of the week, as well as sharing some details on  a few of the displayed treasures.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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  1. says

    Oh my gosh, I have a very similar piece and never cared for it because of the wood color – but after seeing your results I am definitely going to paint it instead of listing it on CL. The hutch looks incredible, hopefully mine will too. Already have my two cans of Annie paint, now I just need he time. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic makeover!!

  2. says

    Oh wow!!! We have a beast of a German Shrank similar to your grandmother’s (8′ long, 7′ tall, 25″ deep!) and in 80’s tricolour oak finish. Hubs won’t even let me do the slightest bit of pickling to it. Instead, I can visit the picture of yours in all it’s glory and know someone out there tackled a beast and won! Congratulations on the wonderful job.

  3. says

    Kristin your hutch came out beautiful.. your Grandmother would be proud!
    I know how hard it is to paint a family piece but your results are worth it, you love it even more now. Great job, it looks fantastic. I’d use cup hook drawer pulls if I were you on the bottom :)

  4. says

    Your hutch is fantastic! I lost my ASCP Virginity this past March with Old White just like you. Love it, but I agree with you. I did have brush strokes, and it did take two coats. I wanted my piece to look old and worn so I was a happy camper anyway, but I did wonder if it was just me… thanks for letting me know I’m not alone :)

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  5. Anonymous says

    Hi! Love it! I have a hoosier hutch that is stripped. Will the chalk paint work on that too? How did you get the distressed look?

  6. says

    Wow! ok thanks! That is just the motivation I needed. I pride myself in seeing the “good” in things, but I wasn’t so sure about that hutch in the first picture -maybe those pretty seagrass chairs made it look even worse. But, of course you have to keep your grandmother’s hutch, and I scrolled down . . .awesome!!! I am doing a huge hutch too and had to take a break half way through because I’m out of paint and there are tons of thick bumpy brush strokes! I’m using Cee Cee Caldwell’s vintage white. – I guess it’s a white thing. Thanks to you and some of the good tips posted in replies I have the strength to go on!!! thanks again.

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