Monday, March 31, 2014

At Last, the Dining Hutch Reveal Has Come Along

Happy Monday! The dining hutch reveal is finally here. For those who have been following the blog for a while, you know that I have been working on this piece for quite some time now. I inherited a dining set in early February, and as they say, the best things come to those who wait.

annie sloan chalk paint

annie sloan chalk paint

This beauty took a lot of sweat equity. I removed the backing and mirrors and replaced them with bead board wall paneling. I recommend buying this from Home Depot because they will cut it to size for you right in the store. It is sold in 8' x 4' sheets, so unless you have a pickup truck, it will be tricky to get home. I also removed all the glass from the doors for a more rustic look.

For my first coat, I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey. On the second coat, I decided to do a wash of Old White. I will save all the details of washing for another post. It is a really cool effect.

It was finished off with a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax followed by a coat of Dark Wax on the detailing. I didn't really do any distressing with my sanding block because the washing technique and the wax distressed it enough for my liking.

It also had glass shelves that I painted with Old White to match the bead board backing.

The hardware had been switched out at some point but the previous owner saved the original hardware, which was such a blessing because it looks great painted. I am always trying to save a buck where I can.

So there she is in all her glory. I will be sharing more photos of the completed dining room soon. What do you think? Will you ever look at your grandma's hutch the same?

Linking up at Miss Mustard Seed


  1. This turned out absolutely beautiful!! I love Paris grey :)

  2. Paris Grey is my go to color - this turned out just gorgeous !!!
    What a beautiful transformation :)
    Coming by via Miss Mustard Seed !

  3. Thanks for stopping by Suzan and for your kind words!

  4. Just found your blog, but this excites me ! I'm in the middle of painting my dining room table, 6 chairs and china hutch that looks pretty close to yours. I'm painting in the Annie Sloan Old White and thinking about painting the backing of the hutch the robin egg blue. I also have a small piece in my kitchen that holds glass jars right now (sugar, flour, etc.) and thinking of taking out the tin inserts in the door and putting glass and storing wine glasses, etc. and painting the cabinet the robin egg blue. Gives me hope that my piece will turn out ok !- Brooke (brooke.kordas@comcast d o t n e t )

  5. Hi Brooke,

    Thank you for your comment! I think your idea of using Duck Egg Blue on your hutch is fabulous. I really love that color! You also might want to think of using chicken wire versus glass for your kitchen piece. It is cheaper than glass and will give you a great look.

    Keep me updated on your project. I would love to see some pics. Go to my "contact me" tab if you want to send me an email. Good luck!

  6. Your hutch is beautiful!! Would love to learn more about the wash. Any chance you could do a video? The end result is amazing!


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