So after some deliberation, I selected to use the accent color Duck Egg Blue in Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan for some shutters I recently found.
After my experience of painting my kitchen hutch I figured these would need several coats of paint because of the raw wood – however just one coat sufficed! PERFECTLY! The paint seemed to dry faster, and because I am an experienced ‘waxer’ of Annie Sloan Clear and Dark Wax ~ this job was so easy and fun for me ~ not scary at all! I did need to use one of the kids small paint brushes to get in the nooks and crannies of the shutters but it was totally mindless to do so.
Would you laugh that I got kinda sad when I saw this project coming to an end? I did, I really did…
I applied the clear wax to both shutters and carefully rubbed the clear wax with a cheesecloth. I also, applied the dark wax so that I could achieve the rustic look I wanted.
Because I was only leaning these against the wall, I couldn’t wait to put it all together and snap some photos to share.
I shopped my own house to combine items I personally love. Aware that spring is coming, I wanted to bring the ‘garden’ into my dining space to enjoy.So here it is, the final transformation of the Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint® dining hutch with the shutters!