Mixing it up with ASCP {A Beautiful Hutch}

If you’ve been following along you know I have a new-found obsession with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

To see recent projects using ASCP, click HERE

{Before Hutch}

The first thing I do before beginning the painting process is decide on the color or colors. In this case, I wanted to use a couple colors so I spent a few minutes plotting out what color each part of the hutch would be. Sometimes I even use chalk to write the colors on each section so I don’t get confused as I go!

I decided to go with ASCP colors in Coco for the majority of the piece and Old Ochre for the inside. Because I don’t like wasting my Annie Sloan paint, I primed the inside first. I’ve found that using primer under a lighter color works well, that way I don’t have to use 2 coats of  my expensive paint.

Now, I have to say, I’m not exclusive with my paint. With this piece I used my DIY Chalk Paint to make my own black for the outer curves.

This piece has great curves which made it a perfect candidate for incorporating another color. However, the curves can prove to make the paint job a bit more trying. I recently bought myself a kids paint brush set so I could paint in those small areas. Have you ever tried to tape off something that’s round? UGH.

After finishing with the painting, going back and forth between colors, taping off lines and re-taping the opposite sides – I FINALLY FINISHED PAINTING- whew!

Last, I decided to glaze the entire piece. If I think a piece looks too ‘stark’ I like to give it more blended look by glazing it.


While glazing over ASCP, I’ve noticed it starts to remove some of the paint. For this hutch, I was OK with that because it gave it a bit of a distressed look. If you don’t want the paint to come off while you are glazing, be VERY gentle when wiping it. If you do wipe with a semi-damp soft rag you should be able to avoid this. Just remember one of the features of ASCP is that you can distress it with a damp rag, if your glazing rag is too wet, the paint will come off some.

For a tutorial on how to glaze click here.

See the difference?

I love how the glaze helps ‘marry’ the Coco and the black.

I’ve yet to have a project without at hiccup. Right on the front door of the hutch i discovered a spot that needed to be patched. I had hoped a little paint would cover it up,  but no.

Thankfully, I was able to fix it up in 3 easy steps.

I’m really happy with how my ASCP & DIY Chalk Paint Hutch turned out, what do you think?

Love you more than finally finishing this hutch in my freezing garage, 


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  1. This is beautiful! The colors you chose look great together and love how you share your techniques for this. Thank you!

  2. Sunday, This is beautiful! That was a big undertaking, but definitely worth it! Thanks so much for linking it to my party! Have a great week!
    House on the Way

  3. Sweet Sunday! You’ve done it again. You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Can’t wait to see what you bring to the party tomorrow. See you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. I love the look you gave this piece! Well done!

  5. Looks great! I love the colour combo. The link to your glazing tutorial doesn’t seem to work for me.

    • Thank you for stopping by Donna and for letting me know about the glazing link, I didn’t know it wasn’t working. I have it fixed now. Have a wonderful week!

    • Thank you for stopping by Donna and for letting me know about the glazing link, I didn’t know it wasn’t working. I have it fixed now. Have a wonderful week!

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