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

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