DIY Indian Blue French Hutch


Hello all!  Sally here, I talked my sweet sister Josie into driving to my home ( an hour away from her farm) and helping me to re create a hutch she just did in her home. I had to have one for myself. Like any good sister would do, she hopped in her car and headed down the hill to suburbia to help me bring a sweet little gem of a video tutorial for you today! We’re going to DIY a dated 70’s hutch and show you how to turn it into a beautiful show stopping, room popping, focal point of any room! I know everyone is dying over the beautiful and serene feel of a neutral farmhouse palette these days, as am I. But it just doesn’t fit me, so I’m staying true to what I love and I LOVE color. Specifically sophisticated, can’t name it with one word shades… The way you achieve colors like that, is with layers, texture and some translucent glazes. Rarely is a sophisticated shade made up of one opaque color. When you see a color you pass out over, look closely. You might be surprised to find that what attracts you to it so strongly is the fact that it isn’t really a solid color, but there are many colors dancing around happily together singing a song in perfect balanced harmony. When you layer colors, distressing between layers, building up texture and using glazes magic happens….

NOTICE: These videos were filmed on periscope live and were interactive with an online audience. Please forgive the willy nilly nature of what is live video.

Supplies: ( we go over the details of supplies in the videos)

Chalk style paint in a neutral linen color. We used Pure Home brand in the color Cali Taupe

paraffin Wax ( you can find in any hardware store or on amazon )

Chalk style paint in a blue color of choice ( sorry, we mixed our own color, which was a colonial blue)

Paint Scraper

hand mixed glaze using blue, green and black acrylic paint mixed with water ( consistency of heavy cream)

Here is an image of the Hutch Before:


Here are the instructions in video format in 3 parts

Here is the final result:


Thanks everyone for hanging with our silliness on our videos 🙂 I hope you had as much fun as we did and as always please contact us or post below if you have any questions! If you’d like to share this on Facebook, twitter or pinterest or ALL that would mean the world to us!


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  1. Margaret on January 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm


  2. Lisa Haskell on January 21, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Thank you for sharing! It’s nice to see the process, with detailed explanation along the way. Gorgeous!

  3. Gloria Fields on May 26, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    OH MY GOSH !!! This hutch is absolutely beautiful. I’m always looking for ideas to create unique finishes to my furniture. Going to go back and make notes on how y’all achieved this style. Thanks !!

  4. Amanda on June 17, 2023 at 12:53 am

    Great DIY! I like your creativity, its mind blowing. I would love to try it.

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on June 19, 2023 at 9:55 am

      Thank you so much Amanda! You should try it!! The entire process is really so much fun! Just take your time and enjoy😍🙌

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