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Happy Monday!

It was a busy Scratch that. I had a wonderfully productive weekend with a little bit of fun sprinkled in. I worked on a few painting and sewing projects and I cannot wait to share them with you in the next few weeks!

First up is a two-parter: The Hutch Makeover

Several weekends ago I bought this gorgeous hutch off Craigslist and I have been chomping at the bit to make it over. Since this is going to be such a prominent piece in our dining room/kitchen, I had to find the perfect color.


You see, since we only have about half the walls actually up, we obviously haven’t painted the walls. We haven’t even thought about paint colors or schemes. If I even start thinking about it, my mind starts going and going and going.

So in the event of preventing a headache and too much thought going into the wall color when we barely have any walls, I decided to make my own color.

I mixed Dutch Boy white with Rustoleum country gray. I wanted something light, but not a full white. We have thrown around the idea of painting the walls gray, so I didn’t want to make the hutch gray. Which lead me to the creation of a custom color. We got lucky again this time around and I absolutely love it.

The Process

Step one: Remove all the doors, drawers and hardware.

Step two: Since we used chalk paint, only a light sanding was needed.


Step three: Apply two coats of chalk paint.


Step four: Using 80 grit sand paper, distress the base of the hutch.


Step five: Put on some rubber gloves and grab an old cotton shirt or rag. Dip the rag into a jar of finishing wax and apply to the entire hutch.


Step six: Add the new hard ware. P.s. it helps if you screw the top of the cabinet doors to the base before the bottom.


To say I am in love is an understatement. Full disclosure: I haven’t finished the top yet, but I am so excited for everything to be done!

All our best,




  1. Allie

    That turned out so great! I love it!

    • Kelly

      Thank you!! I am so excited for it all to be done ????

  2. Trina

    Love that! Looks amazing!

    • Kelly

      Thanks Trina! 🙂

  3. Brittany

    This is so beautiful! And it looks way less intimidating than I expected! I have had a dress for over 5 years that I bought thinking I would paint it… Oops!

    • Kelly

      Thank you Brittany! It is not too bad at all, you could definitely do you dresser. The chalk paint really speeds up the process since you don’t have to worry about sanding the entire piece down to the original wood. 🙂

  4. Sabrina

    You did such an amazing job with the hutch. It looks so beautiful and I love the color!!!


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