How to Paint a Hutch With Milk Paint

I'm excited to have finally found a hutch that is
perfect for trying out Miss Mustard Seed paint on a large piece of furniture for the first time.

Before photo of old hutch

It's a great old hutch with simple, rustic lines.

I chose Shutter Grey for my virgin trial.

Before this I used the paint only on small projects like this cute little stool.

Miss Mustard Seed Painted stool

You can see from the picture, the paint started chipping the minute the paint started to dry.

Arrows showing chipping on hutch first coat

I love that old, antique look!

When I finished painting the bottom I used a piece of fine grit sandpaper to lightly sand the hutch.

The paint in most areas easily chipped off leaving the look of a beautiful time-worn piece.

Chippy hutch

I had a little spill... 

I accidentally kicked over the bucket of paint but I used it right off the cardboard so I wouldn't waste the paint.  

One thing I am not is neat.

I painted the top of the hutch Shutter Grey with Luckett's Green on the inside. 

Painted hutch with green interior

Lucketts is one of my favorite colors but it wasn't working for me on this piece. 

I'm using this hutch as a display piece in my shop and this look was a little too bright for my neutral style. 

So I painted over the Lucketts with Paris Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. 

Painted hutch with white interior and light blue background


Paris Grey is a very light color and immediately looked better on the hutch with the Shutter Grey... 

milk painted hutch and overlay

which is truthfully more of a light blue than a grey.

Chippy hutch in the shop

Chippy Hutch Pinterest Pin

The Homeroad shop with a chippy hutch

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. That's so gorgeous!! Great job Susan!

  2. It's interesting when plans change midstream. I love the look! Now to get to some of my projects ~
    'love & hugs from afar'

  3. This turned out so pretty, Susan...I would have a hard time letting it go!

  4. Lovely! Great piece for your shop for sure :-)

    Hope your week is blessed...

  5. It came out gorgeous, Susan!


  6. I'm thinking you should put a price tag on that and not 'for display only'. So what if it sells - there are always more things out there to use. And why not have the income? :)

  7. I love it! I am looking for a piece like that!


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