June 18, 2012

Distressed Chalkpaint Corner Hutch



I shared earlier with you about my first experience bidding in a silent auction and 
how I had to outbid a sweet little grandpa for this hutch....


She was a beauty wasn't she!  I had some friends scratching their heads as to
why I was nervously bidding on this piece, but I had a vision!

And here's what I saw in my head....


My photos don't really capture her in all of her glory, but she IS a beauty!


I made my own chalkpaint and painted and distressed her.  
I even added a topcoat of Annie Sloan's wax.  


The round knobs are just spraypainted with black spraypaint and I bought inexpensive
black handles for the drawers at my True Value hardware store.


I took the glass out of the doors and went to my shed for some chicken wire which I just stapled right to the back of the doors....cobwebs and all!  


I mixed up some more homemade chalkpaint and using a sample can of paint, I painted the inside a pretty blue color.  I've been using sample cans more often for smaller projects.  

I realize that there are not hardeners in sample cans, but if the painted area is not going to get heavy wear, the DIY chalkpaint recipe helps it to hold up!


I've had some major scores recently at Goodwill and have been outfitting the hutch with white dishes.  I got the soup tureen for $5.00!!! Woohoo!!  


I think that I skipped out of the Goodwill that day!


14 comments:

Sandi Holland said...

Nicole it's beautiful! And huge,lol! The cobwebs add character. What did you do with the glass you removed. I know we'll see some nifty craftwork using it. Have a creative day!!!

Anne said...

Awesome! I want it!!!!! Great job, love, love, love this piece :)

Morgan said...

This looks great! I love the chicken wire. You did great! :)

Desiree Guy @ Camelot Art Creations said...

LOVE it!!!!

reFresh reStyle said...

I love it, the colors are perfect! It looks great!

Jenn Lifford said...

It looks fabulous! Great touch with the blue and the chicken wire!

ritajoy said...

It's beautiful! I love it.

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

It's a gorgeous re-do Nicole.

Bliss said...

I like it! I'm not passing up anything at garage sales this week just to see if I can turn it into something beautiful like that.

~Bliss~

Katie from Sew Woodsy said...

OMG! This is gorgeous! Amazing job my friend.

Johnnie said...

Holy smokes, what a transformation!! Great job, Nikki!

Ellen @ Black & White & Loved All Over said...

ah, i love this! was looking for inspiration to transform my hutch and this is it. Thank you! :)

Ellen @ Black & White & Loved All Over said...

I copied you 100 percent! Check it out here:

http://www.blackandwhiteandlovedallover.com/2012/07/stuff-i-made-distressed-chalkpainted.html

azcubed said...

Wow I love love love this!! I totally used you as inspiration for my newly refinished hutch! http://azcubed.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/refinished-farmhouse-hutch-with-tutorial/

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