Sunday, June 7, 2015

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Corner Hutch Makeover

It's finally finished!
This corner hutch was custom made for my great Aunt Bert. She raised my mom, so she was kind of like a grandma in a way...which makes this piece even more special. 

I, of course, had to make it a little more "me".

To do that I painted it with Annie Sloan's Old White chalk paint with a clear wax finish.
I loved the original hardware, which was a bonus!

My loving mom had gotten me the chalk paint for Christmas. She bought it from a stockist in Minocqua, WI, and they kindly shipped it to her!
Check out the stockist's site here:


I felt like the wood was a little too dark and orangey
and that my dishes would look pretty against an off white.

All ready to paint...Shiloh too!
(notice there were no leaves on the trees when I started this!)

And, the after:

I sawed off the legs because I felt like they didn't really fit the piece and because it was scary wobbly. I am currently on the search for a shorter "spun" leg that will match the top piece.
It needs more of a round style for the feet...if that makes sense.

I painted the inside bottom a custom gray/lavender color, simply to conserve chalk paint ;)
But it is kind of fun to have something a little different when you open the doors.

I am very excited to have a place to display all my pretties!
Now, if only I could have a house to display the hutch. :)
Then I could take my other "pretties" out of storage!

We are sooo close (yet still far away) to having our own first place.
We have had several offers/counter offers in on a fixer upper house that is in such a great location.
However, it is a short sale (ain't nothin' short about a short sale!!) and we are having a tough time hearing back from the bank. Tomorrow is another expiration date for our latest counter offer, so please pray it goes through!! If it does I will have so much to blog about!

Other than that, life is going well back in the country. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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