Painting a China Hutch with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

I finally did it!  I broke down and purchased Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint.  I wanted to experience for myself  how great this paint is.  So instead of starting small, I dove in with this China Hutch.

china hutch after


I used the Old Ochre for the base paint color and the Duck Egg Blue for the inside of the cabinet.

hardware details on a repainted china hutch


I applied the Dark Wax on all the raised panels to give the doors more detail.  I love how easy it was to apply the wax.  If certain spots were too dark than I went over those areas with clear wax to remove some of the build up of dark wax.

spray painting the china hutch hardware


I spray painted all the hinges with a bronzed black color, as they were all painted with the factory finish original cream base color.  As you can see, there was a lot of hardware to remove and place back on the cabinet.

tips on how to spray paint screws for a china hutch


Here is my tip when it comes to spray painting 117 screws.  I use a floral foam and place the screws into the foam.  This allows you to spray paint the entire head of the screw.  You will Thank me for this one when you have that many screws to paint.  Painting then was easy, it was having to put them all back in place was not so fun.

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I was able to use and keep the door pulls in their original state, they are so pretty.

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This China Hutch is made by Drexel in the 1970’s.  Here is the before picture.

Drexel China Hutch


The china hutch was in great shape, no damage just a few minor dings.  I did remove the wire lattice on the doors, I think she looks a lot better without them.

China Hutch @ Modern Vintage


I bought this China Hutch a year ago in hopes to use it to display my Craft pieces.  I had no idea when I purchased the cabinet that it would sit in my garage for 11 months waiting for me to repaint it and sell it at my new space at Modern Vintage.  She now sits in my space waiting to find the perfect home.  Sorry for the bad  horrible lighting in this photo.

signature gradual grey

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14 Responses to Painting a China Hutch with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

  1. This is gorgeous! You’re being featured tomorrow on Sunday Features-Give Me The Goods. You’ll also be on my FB page tomorrow 😉
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  2. I finally bought a quart of the Annie Sloan Paint but have yet to apply it to something. Hopefully soon. 🙂 I absolutely love the hutch. Incredible!!! Linda

    • Brooke, Thanks so much for pinning! You will be glad when you finally do try the ASCP, it was so nice and easy to use.

  3. Wow! Beautiful hutch. Really great transformation. I’ve been slowly easing into using ASCP as well, and I love it, I don’t love the price though, so I will be experimenting with my own home made chalk paint soon. Can’t wait to see more from you!

    • Christine, I understand about the price too, it took me awhile to break down and give it a try. I can add that a little of the ASCP goes a long way, and NO prep work! Yeah!

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