White Hutch with a Pop of Color

If you follow me on Pinterest you'll notice that a lot of my pins have the description "white with a pop of color." Kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, porches, furniture, outfits, even wedding cakes! I just can't get enough. So, in an attempt to drown out the awfulness that radiates from my oak kitchen cabinets, I bought this off Craigslist with the plan to paint it white. All white! Muhahah.


Since this was quite a big piece and I wanted to make sure it got done right, I opted to buy the Official Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax from Metheny Weir in Shaker Heights. I went with the color Pure White and used the clear wax to seal it. Here are the results:


Let me start out by saying that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the results. However, during the painting process I was a little bit frustrated. As you probably know, ASCP can be applied to most any surface without having to sand or prime. Yep, just slap it right on and go to town! Based on other blogs I had read about ASCP, I was expecting to only need one, maybe two coats. But after one coat, the paint looked very streaky:


So, I added a second coat. But the steaks were still very visible. So, I added a THIRD coat, but still I could see some streaks.

At this point I was disappointed. Annoyed. Frustrated. Quite frankly, I was ready to give up on my dreams of a white kitchen and suffer in the dungeon of oak cabinets for the rest of my life.

But then I snapped out of it. I would save this hutch. I MUST save this hutch and get one step closer to my "white with a pop of color" dreams!

I dragged (drug?) all the pieces outside and began to sand the paint down to give it a distressed look. WARNING: This step was extremely messy/dusty, and I encourage you to wear a mask and gloves... even if it means frightening your four year old as you peer in the side door.


Once I began sanding I understood why people LOVE Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It sands off so easily and naturally giving it a really true distressed look. AND, after sanding, the streaks were becoming less noticeable. Phew.




Once the sanding was complete I wiped everything down and applied a very thin coat of the Annie Sloan clear wax. WOWZERS this stuff is amazing!! 


After applying, not only were the streaks barely noticeable, but the entire hutch felt baby smooth! I let the whole thing dry overnight and then started to fill it with my favorite Somethings!



1| "Live Simply" print by Katie Daisy in my painted Goodwill Frame
2| Thrifted white lotus bowls and turquoise Fire King bowl


1 | Thrifted vintage tin with a succulent
2 | Vintage Copper Mirro Timer from a resale shop
3 | Colorful books collected from thrift stores


1 | Yellow McCoy Planter from an antique store
2 | Turquoise McCoy Planter from estate sale
3 | White hobnail milkglass vase - a gift from my mother in law


1 | Turquoise patterned plate from Goodwill
2 | Collection of thrifted white and milk glass bowls


1 | Collection of vintage aprons
2 | Wire basket from Home Goods


1 | Glass vase upcycle -- coated the inside with yellow paint
2 | Metal scoops from an estate sale
3 | Collection of turquoise bowls


1 | Turquoise dotted bowl from Goodwill
2 | Turquoise McCoy Planter from a garage sale
3 | Turquoise Amish Country Butterprint Pyrex dish from a garage sale 


1 | Vintage metal truck from a resale shop
2 | Turquoise pyrex from estate sale


1 | Floral and paisley mugs from Marshalls (or TJ Maxx?) - $4.99 ea. Must buy more! Love these. 


1 | Vintage McCalls cookbook from estate sale
2 | Patterned cup from Goodwill
3 | Yellow McCoy planter from garage sale


1 | Metal scoop measuring spoons from estate sale
2 | White measuring spoons from World Market - $2.99
3 | Mini metal whisks from Goodwill



1| Colorful fabric Rooster from Michaels
2 | Vintage scale from an estate sale


1 | Vintage globe from a resale shop for only $4!!! 


And there you have it, my very own "white with a pop of color" hutch!

After two months of having this hutch in my kitchen, and LOVING it's glorious whiteness, we've finally made the plunge... BUH BYE oak kitchen cabinets!!!!!! Oh, and despite being a "DIY'er" I hired a professional to tackle this one!

Keith from Esoteric Painting making my dreams come true!!
Linking up with {Boogieboard Cottage, Mod Vintage Life, CRAFT, Homemaker on a Dime, Making the World Cuter, Coastal Charm, Not Just a Housewife, VMG206, Our Home Away from Home,

33 comments:

  1. I love your hutch! I keep seeing these types of projects in blogs and pinterest and they come out so beautifully. I just don't have the confidence to tackle such a project. What was your first painting project ever? Think I may need to begin small and work my way up. Anyhow, you did an amazing job.
    I enjoyed looking at the photos.
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Linda! You can do it, girl!! The first paint project I ever did was this 3-tiered side table. There are some links in the post to other blogs with great tutorials that I followed. http://www.somethingtobefound.com/2012/06/3-tier-table-done-zo.html#.UaVNbkCsiSo

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  2. It's beautiful, Katie!! Great job!!

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    1. Hey Tara! ummm, I LOVE your new logo!!!! It's so cute and perfect!

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  3. That looks awesome! I can't wait to do something like this to all of our mismatched furniture in L's room. You truly inspire me! Can't wait to see the new kitchen...although it looked pretty good before too!

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    1. Maybe next time you guys come over we can actually hang out in the kitchen instead of C's room ;)

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  4. Katie
    Thanks for inviting me over! I love your hutch re-do and the rooster is adorable! I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  5. Oh, Katie - the hutch is gorgeous! Can't wait to see its beauty in person! You did a great job! And the cabinets are being painted white...loving it! Glad you took the plunge! ...and you know I love that rooster! XOXO

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    1. LOL! That rooster is a total cross between our two styles.

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  6. The hutch makeover looks OUTSTANDING!!! I really love all your goodies and they look perfect how you displayed them. I got my outdoor string lights at Target:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Might need to purchase a strand... or twenty!! :) Thanks again for choosing me as a feature!

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  7. How gorgeous! I'm on the hunt for something similar myself. I was thinking of painting mine black (when I find it), but now I'm rethinking! ;) I love the way you styled it with all your vintage finds, too!

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    1. Thanks Heather!! Just stopped over at your blog and I'm in love :) Your newest follower!

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  8. Awesome job! I don't know what I love more, the white hutch or the treasures inside! White is my go to color for practically anything in the house. Just painted my desk last weekend...it's on the blog this week!

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    1. The desk looked great! I still have my thrifted desk sitting in the garage collecting dust...

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  9. What a beautiful hutch and love the white! Your doodads are so much fun and we especially like the rooster and the vintage aprons.

    Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for sharing this wonderful post on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday Link and Hop.

    Hope to see you again-visit us soon BeBetsy Link and Hop

    The best to you,
    Sharon and Denise

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    1. Thanks for stopping over girls!

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  10. You are so talented! I'm terrible at grouping different objects together for a nice cohesive feel. It's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Melissa!! Now enough about my hutch... let's talk more about Whatever Craft Weekend :)

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  11. Come by and grab my featured button for your blog. Yes...you will be featured at my party this week.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Chelsea. Just stopped over to you and will def. have to join your link party next week!

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  13. beautiful! i love the white against the navy walls and love the color inside!

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    1. Thanks Cassie! That means sooo much coming from you! All of your work is amazing!

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  14. You did a fantastic job, it turned out so beautiful.

    Sincerely,
    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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    1. Thanks Michele! I just hopped over to your blog and I LOVE how you used big stacks of books on your coffee table and mantle.

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  15. Oh, your little hutch is just darling! What a nice job you did on. Sorry it was so frustrating. Now guess what? I've never used the Annie Sloan paints. I love my paint to cover too and don't do much destressing. Maybe one day I'll try it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. This was my FIRST time using the real stuff. I've used DIY versions before, but the biggest difference is how easy the Annie Sloan paint sands and distresses. Good stuff - give it a go!!

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  16. Definitely a white with a pop of colour hutch - gorgeous!
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  17. Thanks Pernilla! I Just stopped over at your blog -- love how you call your kids 'swaustralian'!!

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  18. Ummm I love how Keith made the blog and how you so unselfishly passed him my way! And no good rugs at your Marc's!! But the whole way there i thought of you and how i really need you to start a tab on your blog of new treasures you are selling! i always feel like i might be missing some buy's from you! and when you have another something's sale my sister lives here now so you will have now another customer!

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  19. Love your stuff. I have some of the same items as you. I even picked up that turquoise mccoy planter today for 10 cents. It's worth upwards of 99.00!

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