Hey there, friends! I finally finished my Master’s degree (yay!) and now I can get on some of the projects that have been sitting on the back burner for way too long. So when Country Chic Paint offered me a chance to try out some of their paint, I knew exactly which project piece I wanted to use it on! It was time for a farmhouse hutch makeover!
This is how the hutch looked before. It was built in the 1930’s and it is a solid, well put together piece. It has a lot of detail on the doors which I really like, but what really attracted me to it is the open shelves, which I think work better for displaying mixed decor.
Here are the products from Country Chic Paint that I used for this project:
- 2 pints of All-in-One Decor paint in Simplicity
- 1 pint of Furniture Glaze in Graphite
- 8 oz of Natural Wax
The hutch had some water damage on the top, so I sanded it out with a hand sander. It is veneer, so I was careful not to sand too much so as not to sand it all the way through it.
After I was done sanding, I took all the hardware off and removed the drawers and doors. I always put all my hardware in a lidded jar so none of it disappears, which tends to happen a lot because we have cats. 🙂
This is after the first coat. The paint goes on smoothly and covers well. I left the first coat dry overnight and then applied a second coat, which again I allowed it to dry overnight.
I was ready to apply the glaze. It was super easy to work with! Glaze tends to try quickly, so I worked in small sections by applying the glaze and wiping off the excess with a damp cloth. What I really liked about this glaze is that it was really easy to leave on what I wanted to stay on and wipe off what I wanted to come off. I’ve used other glazes that despite working in small sections and wiping immediately after I applied it, they would grab almost instantly and were very hard to wipe off. Not this glaze! The excess glaze easily came off with very little effort.
On the larger sections that didn’t have a lot of detail, I just used the glaze along the edges I wanted to define, wiped them clean, then wiped the entire section with the damp cloth. I allowed the glaze to dry overnight.
The next day I lightly distressed the hutch using 150 grit sandpaper. I then applied the Natural Wax with a wax brush and buffed it out with a dry lint-free cloth, then allowed the wax to dry overnight.
This hutch was a big project piece and it took a lot of time and effort to get it finished, but using the Country Chic Paint products made it well worth the effort because it turned out gorgeous!
As you can see, I really enjoyed decorating the open shelves! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my farmhouse hutch makeover! Thanks again to Country Chic Paint for allowing me to try out their awesome paint products!
I did not receive any compensation for writing this post; however I was given samples to try out. All opinions expressed here are my own.