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.
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.
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,