Hello again! So I know a lot of you have been asking about painting cabinets with Chalk Paint®. I painted my kitchen cabinets about 2 years ago when I first started using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. I was an amateur and had only been using Chalk Paint® for about a week. I ordered my paint online and never took a workshop. I learned from youtube and from my trial and errors…and you know what?…They actually came out okay! Of course, there were a few mistakes that I made (which at the time I didn’t know were mistakes..until I became an Annie Sloan® Stockist).
Fast forward a couple more years where I now have the shop, have painted hundreds of pieces with Chalk Paint®, and went through (and continue to go through) in depth training with the company, Unfolded®, the North American distributor for Annie Sloan®.
Having the experience and education that I have now, I can now offer all of you a workshop to easily update your dated kitchen cabinets, and even bathroom vanities!!
The new workshop at Knot Too Shabby is called “Fab the Cab” – Transforming your Kitchen Cabinets with Chalk Paint® . To learn more about the workshop and to register, click HERE.
In the meantime, here are some pics of my latest kitchen makeover, using the one and only Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan:
Here is what my kitchen looked like when we purchased the house…
…And here are some photos of the first time painting them with Chalk Paint®.
I used Old White on the uppers and Duck Egg Blue on the lowers (not bad, right?)…
They looked great! And even with 1 coat of Chalk Paint® wax (oops!)..they held up wonderfully!
Recently I decided I wanted to change things up a bit. I’ve been having a love affair with Aubusson Blue..it’s the most gorgeous, rich shade of blue, with just a hint of green..LOVELY!
Because my kitchen is not very big, I opted to not paint top and bottom cabinets with such a dark color. Instead, I repainted the uppers in Old White (again, and the correct way) and I painted the lowers in Aubusson Blue. I distressed around the edges and sealed with 4 coats of clear Chalk Paint® wax. LOOK AT THAT SHINE!!
Just an FYI, it’s recommended to apply only 2-3 coats of clear Chalk Paint® wax, but I wanted that glossy shine. 🙂
FEAST YOUR EYES….
See how easy that was? LOL..It really IS easy!…If you’ve been thinking of updating your kitchen cabinets, now is the time! Save yourself THOUSANDS $$$$ of dollars and do it yourself! And just an FYI..the first time I painted my cabinets, I had a 6 month and 3 year old at home with me…I painted them by myself in 1 day..YUP!!
XOXO ~ Jessica