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!


  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!

    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!

  2. All really great and very informative.


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