let me just show you the after first so you’ll be interested in staying here to see the process hahaha.

diy chalk painted farmhouse white hutch


okay.. here’s the before.

before farmhouse hutch makeover

I just knew she could be beautiful. Boy was I right..

So a friend had this beauty for sale and we did a little trading and I sent my boys to pick it up for me. To be honest.. that’s the hardest part of it all. The “do you really need another hutch” questions and “where will this go” blah blah blah… boys just get it to me and let mama take care of the rest.. am I right??

dodge ram for the win. hutch makeover

The point where they probably are cussing me but do it anyways.. I’m so lucky to have them..


Prep Work..

almond wood cleaner

CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!! Make sure you clean your piece really good before you start. I use the almond wood cleaner from target and it’s amazing and smells so yummy. you can thank me later..

diy chalk painted hutch

Next remove your hardware.. I wanted to take off the doors so I removed them and removed all the drawers and handles.

diy chalk painted farmhouse hutch

I used painters tape on the glass so it would make painting go much faster.


  • paint..
  • paint brush

that was easy..

waverly chalk paint

I used this Waverly Chalk paint from Walmart. I’ve used this on so many projects and have always loved it. I used the color PLASTER.

chalk paint brush

Be sure to use a chalk paint brush. You can pick these up anywhere. They are a bit more then a normal brush but trust me.. you need it.


diy chalk painted hutch

Just start painting.. no sanding required.

diy chalk painted hutch

after one coat.. don’t freak out. it will look crazy. trust the process.. it dries so fast then you can apply your second coat.

diy chalk painted hutch

see the difference the second coat makes. usually in all my projects, I only do 2.

Don’t forget to paint your drawers.. let it dry and reattach all the hardware.


this is the fun part..

farmhouse chalk painted hutch

Can you even believe the difference and it only took about tan hour. I’m so obsessed and couldn’t be happier with the results.


farmhouse space before and after

This was one of the first spaces I styled when we moved in about 8 years ago. It’s funny because I had a pinterest party and we all did a DIY craft and I made this wreath. I was so happy with this space but over the years it was defiantly time to spruce it up a bit.. This hutch was the perfect piece for the space. I also added a diy shiplap wall behind it and knocked both projects out in just half a day.. painting and all.. not bad to be putting it off for so long. Watch the process here…

As always. please let me know if you have any questions and stay tuned to see what’s gonna happen with this floor that doesn’t match..

xoxo, Lisa

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