Don’t you just love before and after chalk paint projects?  I’ve been painting everything in my path with chalk paint these days, including this amazing dining room hutch I picked up at Goodwill for next to nothing.  It has sat in our garage (much to my husband’s dismay) for months waiting for me to get inspiration to paint it.

Well, inspiration finally hit and I went to town on it with red chalk paint!

Here is the before:

diy chalk paint furniture makeoverHere is the during:

diy chalk paint furniture makeover

diy chalk paint furniture makeoverI painted the inside a beautiful blue that accented the red quite nicely.

diy chalk paint furniture makeoverThe solder was the traditional bronzey-goldy colour so I wanted to get rid of the glass all together and replace it with something different.  But since I’ve been working with alcohol inks so much lately, I thought I’d try it on the solder with nothing to lose.  It turned out pretty good, surprisingly matching the red chalk paint.

Here is the after finished chalk painted hutch:

diy chalk paint furniture makeoverThe blue chalk paint matched the blue venetian plaster wall behind it to a tee!  Very pleased at the outcome!

Oh, and I simply spray painted the hardware with black.

diy chalk paint furniture makeover

diy chalk paint furniture makeover

DIY Chalk Paint Furniture Makeover - Before and After

I had painted a dining room hutch I got on Craigslist for $25 a while back and it’s run it’s course, so this will be it’s replacement.

If you’re new to chalk paint, I encourage you to go to your local thrift store to pick up a cheap piece of furniture or even just a picture frame to practice on.  It is a dream to work with and you will be an instant convert like me.  Chalk paint is so easy to work with as you don’t need to sand ahead of time.  You do need to sand after to get the distressed look.  Then wax it to get a nice sheen … it won’t be glossy, it will be more of a satin finish and most of all, it’ll be protected.

Be sure to check back to see more chalk paint projects I’ve been going crazy with.