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First attempt at Annie Sloan

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We purchased a cabin in late December in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. The cabin is wonderful but it doesn't have the look we want for it to have. We are starting off with a knotty pine cabinets. I know there are some that prefer the natural wood look but a yellow wood isn't to our taste.
On this site I learned about Annie Sloan chalk paint and have taken two classes.
Difficulty: Easy
I was trying to think how I could add something else to the door to make it look more visually interesting and then remembered the boards in Lowes that have the lines in it like wainscoting so we grabbed a small piece of it and the hubby cut a piece down to size and it fit.
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I added liquid nails and then stuck the cut piece in the cabinet door.
  • chalk painted knotty pine cabinets, chalk paint, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, painting
I then started adding paint. I selected chateau grey. Kind of a green grey.
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After completing two coats of paint and clear waxing it looked like this...
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Sorry about the shadows. My light fixtures were adding some shadowing.
Then I added dark wax to the center ...
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After wiping down the dark wax and clear coat waxing and wiping down this is the look.
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In the cabin we will be adding a dark wood beam to the ceiling so it should all go nicely together.
This was just the test but I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. I will be sealing the knots on the cabinets and will most likely be painting the door knobs black. That is the hubby's desire. He really wants to replace them but I want to reuse if possible.
I'd love to hear some ideas if you all have any. Have a great weekend!

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  • Julie Moyna
    Julie Moyna Santa Clarita, CA

    You did a great job. I do have a tip for you. Although I love ASCP paints, her wax is toxic. Heirloom Traditions, who actually has even more colors and products now than ASCP; their wax is a good grade base and you can wax inside with no fumes! I

    • Julie Moyna
      Julie Moyna Santa Clarita, CA

      My pleasure. I love being able to wax late at night or if it ever gets cold here in Los Angeles in my den! Lol.

  • RCooper @ thoughtsbyher.com
    RCooper @... Colorado Springs, CO

    Hello! I just wanted to let everyone know the finished product turned out nicely and you can see it at http://www.hometalk.com/22946770/cabin-kitche...

  • Kcross33165

    Thank you, I have the same yellow pine cabinets and I hate them. Now I know how to fix them. Great job!

  • Tina Bates Butler
    Tina Bates Butler Ypsilanti, MI

    I would of never thought of adding that wood to the middle of that door. It looks GREAT!

    • Janet Louks Hustek

      I want to say you did a beautiful job. I am not particularly creative either. I have to see someone else's design and then take it from there. Glad to hear someone else feels like I do.

  • Tina Bates Butler
    Tina Bates Butler Ypsilanti, MI

    Well you did a great job here! My kitchen needs HELP, I'm not sure I will use your idea, but it will be one of the finalist!! Isn't funny, for years you copy, then BOOM, here you are, on the web!! Great Job!!

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