Hey friends! How is your October going so far? I’ve been working on a mess of projects lately, and this is the one which bubbled to the “finished” surface first. 🙂
Here is how it looked before. I bought it off of Craigslist a couple of years ago and it has been sitting by my front door ever since, not doing much more than collecting dust. It seems like two years is my mandatory wait time between buying a project piece and actually redoing it. Anyway, it was the only piece in the room that I hadn’t redone yet, and it kept getting caught in the shots whenever I took pictures in the room for the blog. I hate that because it always makes me feel like I’m not getting enough done. I decided it was high time to do something about that!
If you’ve ever had a hall tree similar to this, you know they are very heavy and awkward to move around. I decided my best bet was to work on it right by the entryway (we don’t use it much unless we are expecting company). I moved it away from the wall and set it on top of table liner paper, then taped off everything I didn’t want to paint.
I had some supplies left over from my Farmhouse Hutch Makeover with Country Chic Paint post last year. If you’ve never tried any of the products from Country Chic Paint, they have a wonderful line of chalk paint in gorgeous colors, as well as wax, glaze, and many other awesome products for all your project needs. They also offer several video tutorials on how to use their products to achieve the perfect finish on your project piece.
Here are the products from Country Chic Paint that I used for this project:
- All-in-One Decor paint in Simplicity
- Furniture Glaze in Graphite
- Natural Wax
The wood stain on it was pretty dark so I had to give it two coats. I then touched up any “hot spots” where the dark finish was showing through.
The glaze really makes it the details pop! 🙂 If you would like complete directions on how I redid it, please see my post Farmhouse Hutch Makeover with Country Chic Paint from last year using the same paint and finishing techniques.
The hooks and the plates on the bottom of it where canes and umbrellas would rest are both brass. I had a heck of a time cleaning the bottom plates, so I decided to just spray paint them both with Rustoleum Hammered Paint & Primer in Dark Bronze (where to buy).
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Do you like the olive bucket on the bottom? I got it on Amazon! It comes in a set of two (this is the larger one) and you can get them here.
Thanks so much for viewing my A Hall Tree Makeover Using Chalk Paint tutorial! I’d love to hear what you think, so please tell me in the comments section below! 🙂