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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Painted Grey Hutch

While searching for furniture at sales around town, I came across this hutch. I thought it would be great to display all the goodies I have in the store. I will also put a price on it, so if it sells, it sells. I knew this would be a great project to use chalk paint on.

If you haven't used chalk paint yet, the paint seems to put a hard shell on things that you paint with it. I think that is why it can be put on just about everything.

This is just a plain hutch but after it is painted it looks so rich.

The before picture is of the two pieces that are separated.

It is white with a butcher block top. The drawer needed to be fixed but I liked the lines of the piece.

The top was the same with a paneled back

After painting, distressing and waxing it totally transformed the hutch.
With a little staging added for a visual.....

I really love that the shelves have a double plate slot

The drawer is in working order and I think it will look great in the store.

Don't be afraid of paint! It really does make a difference! 

Oh and I finally went out to eat with my hubby to celebrate our anniversary!

26 years I am either in love or crazy! (a little of both I'm afraid)

Transformation Thursday


Lesley said...

I'm at 21 years. The key for us is that we are best friends and both a little crazy!;) The hutch looks great!

TheCrankyCrow said...

That's a great hutch - the painting and distressing just brought it to life. Doubt it will stick around long! Great photo of you and your hubby - too sweet!! Glad you finally got to celebrate - 26 is a LOT to celebrate!!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that gray! and happy anniversary!!! mine is tuesday but we are only at 8 years. i hope we make it to 26... ;)

Rhissanna said...


Melissa's Thoughts said...

I love the gray hutch. Happy Anniversary also. 26 years!! I found you by way of The Lettered Cottage and was drawn to you because I LIVE IN THE BORO TOO!! :)

Libby & Greg said...

Your project turned out so great!! I LOVE IT!!! I like to re-do furniture for our house when my lil one is napping!! I am learning as I go and would LOVE to know what waxing is?? my email is!!

Great piece! Hope you had a great time for your anniversary!

Talk to you soon!

Libby from

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Great transformation on that hutch. I love the grey.
Happy Anniversary from another Jersey Girl!... used to be Philly girl.

Anonymous said...

It turned out beautiful. Grey is the new white. ;0)

Good Time Charlie said...

Turned out gorgeous, love, love, love the color. Thanks for linking up!

Pamela said...

Totally transformed that piece and it looks amazing!