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Furniture Refinishing Idea - French Country Dining Hutch

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is the perfect paint for making over a French-inspired dining hutch.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Sheepskin, 8 oz.
Item #34151
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Bavarian, 8 oz.
Item #34152
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Lilac, 8 oz.
Item #34163
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Spanish Moss, 8 oz.
Item #34801
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wood Tint - Oak, 8 oz.
Item #34855
Use alone or with FolkArt Home Decor Masking of FolkArt Home Decor Chalk to create a variety of tinted effects.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wax - White, 8 oz.
Item #34860
Use over FolkArt Home Decor Paint to create a whitewash finish. Waterbase, non-toxic. Can also use on raw wood. Apply with brush or a clean, lint-free cloth. Wipe back with cloth. For long lasting shine and protection, apply Clear Wax every 6 to 12 months, or as needed. Clean while wet with soap and water. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. Not for exterior use.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Chalk Paintbrush
Item #34907
Use with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk to create a creamy finish. The specialty bristle mix and brush shape help to hold the maximum amount of paint, making application quick and easy.

$15.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Sanding Foam Block
Item #34912
Use with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk to create a perfectly distressed look. Sanding block can be used multiple times. Just rinse and reuse.

$3.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wall Stencils - Ornate Damask
Item #34964
Use with FolkArt Home Décor Chalk to quickly add patterns or designs to walls or large furniture pieces. Wash with soap and warm water after use.

$15.99

FolkArt ® Stencil1 ® Stencil Brush - Large
Item #50308
Stencil 1 ® Stencil Brushes are ideal for use with the new large 12 x 12 format FolkArt Stencil1 Stencils.

$10.29

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FolkArt ® Stencil1 ® Stencil Brush - Medium
Item #50309
Stencil 1 ® Stencil Brushes are ideal for use with the new large 12 x 12 format FolkArt Stencil1 Stencils.

$7.29

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Other Supplies
Wood dining hutch
Sandpaper
Paper towels
Painter's tape
Small paper plate
Cotton rag towel

Instructions

  1. Prep the hutch by sanding, wiping and removing any hardware. You will not need to fully sand the furniture or use primer with FolkArt Home Décor Chalk. You just need to sand where you might have rough spots.
  2. Using a Chalk Brush, apply two coats of Moss. Allow for dry time in between coats. For best results, move the brush in a circular motion to get in to all the nooks and crannies. This also helps create a smooth look. You can paint over hinges.
  3. Using Lilac and Bavarian, paint the decorative details of the hutch.
  4. Paint the removed-hardware with Bavarian. Apply two coats. Once dry sand with a sanding sponge to create a distressed look.
  5. Tape the stencil to the center front of the cabinet. Pour a small amount of Bavarian onto a paper plate. Dip your stencil brush into the paint and tap off all the excess paints. It's best to have a small amount of paint. Working in a circular motion and from the outside in, paint over the stencil. Add a little Sheepskin to the brush and paint over the stencil in a few select areas to add highlights. Remove the stencil while wet. Continue to stencil any other desired areas.
  6. Using the same brush, add a small amount of Sheepskin to the brush. Tap off the excess. Dry brush over the Lilac painted areas.
  7. Once all the paint is fully dry, add 1 coat of wax to the entire hutch using a wax brush. Use circular motions and work in small sections. Just after you brush, use a soft towel and wipe in circular motions to blend. Allow to dry.
  8. Using sandpaper or sanding sponge, sand the edges and any areas where you want distressing. Wipe clean with a rag.
  9. Replace and shelves, hardware or glass.

PROJECT TIP: Chalk acrylic paint dries fast, so you will want to clean your brushes with water just after painting.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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