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:
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!
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
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!!|