In addition to unpacking and
arranging and rearranging, I
painted three pieces of furniture last week.
Yep, with THE chalk paint.
I jumped in those waters and tried it too.
I did the big hutch in the picture.
I used Old White and Duck's Egg
with the clear and dark waxes.
This is what the top of the hutch use to look like.
(Yes, that is dust you see.)
This is what the bottom of the hutch looked like.
I bought the hutch off Craigslist several years ago and
only got the bottom of it painted black.
I never got around to painting the top black.
I like the hutch because it is so slender.
It fits in tight spaces and does not take up much room.
(After I dusted it!!) I painted the entire hutch..
both top and bottom..
the Duck's Egg color.
It is a cross between blue and green.
Much like the color of the sea. :-)
If you look closely, you can see the color under
the Old White.
Sorry, I did not take a picture of it when it was all
This was my second piece to paint with the
chalk paint, so I felt more at ease.
After I painted the
I put on a coat of clear wax.
Then I sanded down in a big way.
I wanted the old green to show through...
or as in the case of the bottom...the old green and the black!
I did NOT paint the table top of the hutch Old White.
I left that painted only Duck's Egg.
I am glad I did that.
You can see how heavily I put on the dark wax.
It is alarming the first time you do it.
I used the clear wax ...and elbow grease...
to take most of it off.
The shelves above clearly show how one shelf has
had the dark wax,
and one has only been clear waxed
Here you can see how I kept the tabletop part
Duck's Egg with clear and dark wax on it.
Some of the closeups of
after it was completely finished.
I realize this look is
not for everyone,
but it sure beats the
I tried to put the heavy distress look
on parts that would have
Here you can see how
slim the hutch is.
Now, when I am in my
I look up through the doorway...
and this is the view I see.
Chalk one up for me!