Hey there! I am excited to share with you a project that I have completed for our dining room! I purchased a smelly old china hutch on Craigslist for $60 and my husband couldn't believe I would even think about trying to make it pretty. It was BAD!!
I used Annie Sloan chalk paint for the hutch and used her brushes as well. The thing I love most about using chalk paint is that there is no prep work, other than giving it a good cleaning. No sanding or priming at all! I wish I could find my before picture. It was pretty pitiful!
Here she is all finished!
I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in the color Old White. I also used a coat of clear soft wax and used the dark soft wax to accentuate areas that I distressed. I went ahead and invested in quality Annie Sloan brushes in different sizes & also her wax brushes. They make all the difference for application!
Here's a close up that shows some of the distressing I did using sandpaper. I LOVE the old look!
I left all of the original hardware on and painted right over it. I didn't want the hardware to stand out too much from the off white finish. I sanded down the pieces to age it a bit.
I love having a place to store my china and some pretty accessories. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you!