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

Oops! 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

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Chippy Hutch Pinterest Pin


The Homeroad shop with a chippy hutch

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hutch with overlay


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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. .