Monday, March 17, 2014

Work in Progress...

So, I am currently working on my hutch that coordinates with my dining table. I took a quick video with my iPhone on Friday just to give you a glimpse at how Annie Sloan Chalk Paint goes on and covers.






Here is what I am working with:



I decided to cover up one of the hardware holes on each door. I am thinking it will look better with a pull ring versus a handle pull, so I busted out my wood filler and repaired the extra holes.


I want this piece to look really old like it came from a farmhouse, so I ripped off the backing and mirrors that framed the back. I am deciding between keeping it open or adding some bead board to it. Decisions, decisions. I also ripped out the lighting that was installed in the top and took all the glass out of the panels and doors.


I made one more quick video (this time with the iPad and a full screen shot) painting the top of the hutch on Saturday morning. When I was first starting out, I liked to watch lots of videos to see the process before I jumped in myself. I hope this gives you an idea of what you are in for.


This hutch will keep me busy for a while, and I just picked up my first commissioned piece last night. I hope to share some reveals with you soon!

2 comments:

  1. do you have to sand? I need to redo my dinning table and I wanted to try annie sloan... i am in hampshire, so I can take a ride up to dekalb to stop at the place you mentioned to pick up paint. Just wanted some tips? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Katherine. There is no sanding required with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! If the surface is really shiny, I rough it up a bit. You can email me if you have any questions. Also check out my "video tutorial" tab. The videos will give you an idea what you are in for. Good luck!

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