Painting kitchen cabinets with chalk paint is a great option because it eliminates the need to sand, strip or prime. It does, however, have a more rustic look and brush lines are more visible with this type of paint.
When I first decided to take on my kitchen cabinets, I decided to take on the small section under the stove. Then it turned into one wall of the uppers which led to the next wall of cabinets. Well, this week I painted the lower cabinets too. I blame all this on two friends who were painting (all) their cabinets. I didn’t want to be left behind, so I painted what I had left. But first, here is the kitchen before:
And the after:
I painted all the cabinets in Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. The Uppers are painted in Annie Sloan Old Ochre and the lowers are painted in Annie Sloan Versailles. To see a more detailed look at how I did it, you can check out my (step by step!) tutorial on painting cabinets with chalk paint HERE or check out my DIY feature on About.com.
**IMPORTANT UPDATE** I hated the wax sealer on my kitchen cabinets and ended up repainting them all. To see that process (and photos of why I hated the wax) click HERE. Save yourself the time and trouble and don’t use wax as your sealer in the kitchen!
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***UPDATE*** I had several of you ask where my stove was. It’s on a separate wall – directly across from the wall my dishwasher is on. To see more click HERE or on the pic below.
Four years after moving into this house, we remodeled the kitchen. To see the newly updated space, click HERE!