Big White Goose
Big White Goose
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Paint Layering & Dry Brushing With Chalk Paint®by Annie Sloan


Some of you have asked me for more pics and 'how to' on transforming old kitchen doors and furniture with old layered look but on newish doors. I am going to do a blog soon as I can on how to. But this maple kitchen door from the 90's go a good going over. I used paint layering, dry brushing, and crackle text not dried to crackle but instead pulled it with a brush when half dried with hair dryer to resemble peeling paint. I have to say, I was almost jumping out of my skin when I figured it out and how it turned out. Here is a few sneak peak. Enjoy from Cheryl at Big White Goose.
Get a similar look with paint layering, dry brushing and Crackle Tex
Get a similar look with paint layering, dry brushing and Crackle Tex
90's kitchen door as it was.
90's kitchen door as it was.
step one-paint randomly cream with large flat brush.
step one-paint randomly cream with large flat brush.
step 2- mix Emperor Silk and Barcelona Orange
step 2- mix Emperor Silk and Barcelona Orange
Step 3- randomly apply rust color paint to door.
Step 3- randomly apply rust color paint to door.
Step 4- paint with two size brushes Provence.
Step 4- paint with two size brushes Provence.
Step 5- apply rust color and cream with dry brush effect.
Step 5- apply rust color and cream with dry brush effect.
Step 6- apply thickly Crackle Tex- cover with cream paint. Hairdry half way and pull paint with stiff brush to resemble peeling and chip effect.
Step 6- apply thickly Crackle Tex- cover with cream paint. Hairdry half way and pull paint with stiff brush to resemble peeling and chip effect.
Step 7- continue to layer
Step 7- continue to layer
Step 8- continue to get the effect where you want using the crackle tex.
Step 8- continue to get the effect where you want using the crackle tex.
Step 9- keep going
Step 9- keep going
Step 10- Amazing peeled effect.
Step 10- Amazing peeled effect.

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2 questions
  • Shilpi
    on Feb 12, 2018

    I have a coffee table in dark color, can I do the same way like you
    • Jessica Harrell Kiefer
      on Feb 28, 2018

      I have an old cherry coffee table(dark redish). I did an aged copper look to it and used this technique....Every guest that's seen the table has commented on the piece....Using words like, "Stunning, one of a kind, lovely." So, yes.....Just pick colors that match the darker wood and go from there.......or sand your table a bit to lighten the darker stain. Good luck!!! If you don't like the end result- just paint it a solid color or sell it and buy one you do like. Also, try the paint process on a piece of wood to make sure you can do this- BEFORE you tackle your coffee table. Miss Annie can make laundry look fun!!! LOL I recommend a bit of practice to get the hang of things.

  • Monica-Larose
    on Jun 15, 2018

    Do you keep adding paint layers over the crackle Tex? Or is the crackle Tex just applied over the original paint layers?

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  • Chris Martin
    on Nov 26, 2016

    Can you just dry brush over oak furniture and have oak stain be the orange color? Then apply the wax?

  • Dee Hartmann
    on May 27, 2017

    I've done this technique on my bathroom and kitchen cupboards and it came out amazing! I'm older now and don't have that energy anymore so I was curious about the above question regarding an easier technique over oak. I know the layers are what give the worn look but is there another technique that could be easier? I didn't see an answer to her question.
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