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.
Sarah Shelly says
What an awesome job. Well done! My mom has that exact same hutch. I like the painted version the best. I’m also insanely jealous of your crank butter churn, and your vintage jars.
Sarah @ Gypsy Girl Revivals
Thanks so much Sarah! The crank butter churn was passed down to me from my grandparents 🙂
Grandmas House DIY says
You did an absolutely stunning job on this. Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma’s house we go link party today! Pinned!
You’re very welcome; thank you for hosting the link party! 🙂
Where do you buy this paint at?I love what you did! I’m nervous to start a secretary desk,do I have to sand it all first? Help
I received samples of this paint from countrychicpaint.com to test out and blog about the results. You can buy their paint directly from them, or see their list of retailers to find one near you.
The beauty of chalk paint is you do not have to sand your project before you paint it! I only sanded the top of the hutch cabinet, but that was only becasue it had heavy water damage that caused deep cracks in the veener.
Their paint is a breeze to use and very forgiving, so I’m sure you will not have any problems painting your secretary desk! In fact you will probably find it to be quite fun! 🙂
Angie @ ambient wares says
This is all around gorgeous! The color, the distressing and all of your beautiful decor. Fantastic job 🙂
Thanks so much Angie! 🙂
Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction says
Hey Michelle, just wanted to let you know you are being featured at tomorrow’s Vintage Charm party! Blessings, Cecilia
Hi Cecilia! Thanks so much for choosing this for one of your features this week! 🙂
Wow…this looks SO pretty! 🙂
I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thanks so much Jess! I will share this to your group board!
Wonderful transformation of this buffet. Thank you for the steps and many photos!
Thanks so much Mathieu! 🙂
Your piece looks amazing! I want to do this, but make our piece into a bar to store our liquor, glasses, etc. Because it is a bar it will get wet. Is there something else I should be doing after I apply the wax so that I don’t get any water damage to the piece of furniture?
I haven’t used chalk paint on a bar or anything similar which might be at risk for water damage, so I don’t have any experience with how to waterproof it. But I did find this article: https://chicmouldings.com/wax-or-varnish-over-chalk-paint-the-showdown I hope this helps! 🙂
Candy Walsh says
What a beautiful hutch and it turned out so perfectly! I’ve been looking for just the right one to redo for quite a while but I haven’t found it yet. Your’s came out gorgeous!
Thanks so much Candy! It took me a while to find this hutch, so I know what you mean. When you find it and refinish it, send me a pic- I’d love to see it! 🙂
Anita McDaniel says
Michell, I just saw this today. I have my mothers hutch & I would love it if I could do what you have done to this one. I would like to know, did you use something to kill the color on the hutch? I have painted cabinets before & use a stain killer before applying paint.
Please tell me if that’s what I need to do.
I would have seen that hutch and been like eew! I cannot believe how marvelous it looks. Now I’m on the hunt for one of those! So glad I got to see this!