Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chalk Paint Hutch Details


Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on our hutch! It really makes such an impact in our living room and I couldn't be more pleased.



BEFORE


Looking way rustic here...

(sweetness was supervised, no worries) 

AFTER


What I used...
Annie Sloan French Linen
Annie Sloan Soft Clear Wax


What I did...
I was immediately drawn to chalk paint for the ease of the process- no sanding and no priming! Win-win. The dealer I bought my paint from gave me a few tips for chalk paint, being a first timer. The first coat, I brushed on normal. The second coat I added about a tablespoon of water to a small plastic bowl that I used to put my paint in. It really helped for the second coat to go quicker and smoother.
I tried brushing the wax on and that was a pain. It took forever and the bristles from my brush kept falling out (it was cheap). So I quickly converted to an old kitchen towel to rub the wax on. It worked fine for me!
Overall, I loved the chalk paint technique. Since there it literally NO smell, I didn't even feel like I had a painting project going on.

Styling...
This had become an eyesore/catchall for the random things I didn't have place for in the kitchen. Does that happen to anyone else besides me? I always have nooks that end up catching all my clutter. I am so happy to see it look like a real part of the room, not just a random assortment. The only things I purchased recently were the blue and white pieces- off of ebay and a local antique shop. Everything else was shopped from my own home.


A few of my favorite cookbooks will stay on display here. The bookend I found at Homegoods last fall.


The new hardware was super cheap. Found at Hobby Lobby for around $5 and purchased at their 50% off rate. I spraypainted them gold (they were originally a distressed off white).


I also framed the cover of my Lulie Wallace Calendar for 2014. I'm restraining myself not to frame every single picture from each month! This was a plain white frame from Michael's and I used a paint brush to add the gold trim strip in a groove.



Hope y'all enjoyed this new favorite corner of my home!

26 comments:

Katie said...

The hutch looks awesome! I've been so intrigued by the chalk paint, but i haven't had a project to tackle with it!

Oh, and about the "catch all," spot, we absolutely have that spot in our kitchen, and it drives me NUTS! It really can't be helped though...I just sort it once or twice a week, then it's back the next day! Ha.

Brett said...

Oh my gosh! I absolutely love this. I've been obsessed with gray lately, and you did such an awesome job with this project. Thanks for sharing :)

Courtney W. said...

What a gorgeous piece! I will absolutely be using your DIY as inspiration in my new home. I definitely have a few of those "catch all" places around my home and need to find a way to hide the clutter...it isn't easy!

pam {simple details} said...

I was hoping you'd show a Before ~ great vision! It couldn't be more perfect in your place, you'll have so much fun decorating it for the holidays! :)

Miranda said...

I am obsessed with that color...grays are so beautiful to me. Very crafty!

I am so glad I found your blog, newest follower! :)

I'm having a giveaway for Southern Belles, I hope you come visit, I gain a follower, plus you'll love what I'm giving away - Miranda

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

The "after" is just SO you! I absolutely adore this lovely re-do!

Samma said...

The gold hardware just makes it! Great job.

Natasha said...

the hutch is pure perfection my friend!! i love the end result and might be doing a little copycat with an old table/chair set and buffet i have in our family room...LOVE the styling, too!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

What a transformation! I am IMPRESSED!!!

The Reedy Review said...

Wow, what a difference that made. Changing the color completely opened up the space. Its lovely! Love that gold hardware, too.

Jess said...

This was awesome! I now want a hutch that I can paint. haha! No, but seriously great job! I wish you were here to help me decorate my dining room! It needs it.

Emily said...

What a beautiful spot you've created! I love that paint color and think I'd be more confident to try chalk paint after reading your experience with it. The gold hardware is such a perfect finishing touch.

Ashley (Sweet Carolina Belle) said...

This is a beautiful piece! I have never tried chalkpaint before and am loving the finish it gives the hutch!!

Layercake said...

Awesome Job! I love the color and it makes a nice statement!

Nat said...

Gorgeous!! You did a great job! I might have to try chalk paint for my next furniture DIY

natasha {schue love} said...

Wow! The hutch looks great! I might have to update ours after seeing this! ;)

Miss Lindsay said...

So impressed -- it looks great!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Katie, this came out fantastic! I love how you styled it. Great job.

Leslie said...

Hi Katie, Coming over from Pam's:) I am just about to paint my french chairs (currently white) this color. Your hutch looks great and love the way you styled it. Good choice to use the towel to rub the wax in. I noticed the same thing happened to me the last time I painted something. The brush bristles were coming out in the paint..

Leslie said...

Beautiful blog and looking forward to following!

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