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…


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…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?)…

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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. 🙂



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


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  • Sandy Wendt

    Can you tell me how to paint over laminated cupboards

    • admin

      Hello! You would first need to break the surface tension with fine grit (400-600 grit) sandpaper. Lightly sand the surface to create small scratches, then apply a thin coat of Chalk Paint®. Wait 24-48 hours, then apply the 2nd coat of Chalk Paint®. Then, you would seal with 2-3 coats of clear Chalk Paint® Wax. Should you have any other questions, I would be happy to answer them at the shop 🙂 ~Jessica

  • Jackie Muller

    Hey Jessica,

    Took your class on the kitchen cabinets a couple of months ago, with the thought in mind of starting this as my winter project. Just popped onto your website to check out what you did with your kitchen, and had a couple of questions, which I just emailed you.

    So, yup today is the day 🙂 Snow in the window and painting to begin. I can’t wait to send you the after pics 🙂

    Wish me luck!

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