Kitchen Cabinet Makeover: Part 2.

A couple of months ago, I started painting our kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. (You can read a step-by-step guide of how I did it by clicking here.)

I’m finally finished!

Here’s a couple of “before” shots (please tell me why I photographed my kitchen when it was this messy?!):

photo 2 (8) photo 1 (8)And here’s the big reveal:

IMG_7091 IMG_7096 IMG_7097 IMG_7100I feel as though it’s SO much brighter — don’t you?

A couple of other little projects ended up happening along with this…

I’ve always loved the country look of glass-front cabinets, but it would have cost us $90 to have the cabinet company install one for us. So my handy husband popped out the front of this cabinet door, and had a piece of glass cut for it. Total cost? $14. BOOM.

IMG_7094I also ended up painting our pendant lights that hang over the bar in Duck Egg Blue. I may need an Annie Sloan intervention.

IMG_7093The whole project took four quarts of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I painted three coats on everything that you see, and two coats on the back of the cabinet doors. I applied one coats of clear wax over the cabinets, and used a little over one container of Annie Sloan wax.

While I wouldn’t say it was a super easy project — because it definitely took a lot of time! — I would say that the application of the Annie Sloan chalk paint is easy. And the time, to me, was well worth it. It was an affordable way to get the French Country look that I love, and also brighten up the kitchen and make it feel more cheery!

Check out some of these books by Annie Sloan for some great ideas and techniques to makeover your furniture/drapes/floors/countertops/etc. using nothing but PAINT (affiliate links included in this post):

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Happy painting!

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Comments

  1. It was lovely before but I really like the brightness of the white cabinets. Great job.

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