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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  1. Love the way this turned out! I feel your pain with the house buying...we put an offer in on a house right after Christmas and just signed or 3rd extension. Short sale is such a lie! Good luck and I hope you get your offer accepted soon!


  2. Oh wow...what an amazing transformation...I love the color so much! I have used chalk paint to transform may objects, but never have used Annie Sloan...mostly because I am super cheap...and can not find it locally, seeing your hutch makes me want to take the plunge! Best of luck on the exciting!

  3. Hey there - just saw this post over at Thoughts From Alice link party! Your corner cabinet is beautiful with the new paint finish - great job! Also, praying you hear from the bank soon and that y'all will be homeowners before you know it!

    Vicki and Jennifer
    2 Bees in a Pod

  4. Oh, it looks so nice! The white looks great and I love the little bit of lavender in the inside of the cabinet. I hope you get good news from the bank!!

    I started co-hosting a new link party with a couple of other bloggers and we would sure love it if you stopped by and shared your ideas with us! It starts every Tuesday at 7pm and runs throughout the week. Hope to see you soon! Dream. Create. Link. Party

  5. Hi Olivia,
    Very sweet. So nice to have the family piece to make your own.
    You might try googling "bun feet" which are rounder than your top piece but may be what you are looking for.