Chalk Painted kitchen cabinets & cottage kitchen redo

We decided to tear out our existing builder grade cabinets and rebuild them with some open shelving incorporated into the design. We used Annie Sloan chalk paint on all of the lower and upper cabinets.
View of kitchen corner with open shelving.
Closer view of open shelving...
We built a surround for the fridge that tied in to the existing pantry cabinet.
Side view of fridge surround...
Open shelving : o )
The kitchen now ties in better with the adjoining laundry room.
The cabinets are painted using ASCP in Country Gray for the lowers, and Pure White on the upper cabinets. The pulls are from Home Depot's Martha Stewart line.
Eat in area...
Sink overlooking living room area...
Eat in area and adjoining laundry room space...
Emma Bridgewater pottery : o )
New faucet- industrial style from Home Depot.

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Patricia Vandermolen
    on Sep 15, 2016

    My cabinets are painted with oil paint. Does chalk paint go over oil or do they need to be primed first?

  • Esther
    on Feb 14, 2017

    Love your back splash tile! Can I ask where you got it, or name of tile? I tried finding your blogspot for sources , but seems you've moved on to Instagram, which I don't use. Thanks in advance.

  • Sdb19800721
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Using chalk paint generally requires some type of seal to keep the paint from coming off if it is nicked. Some use wax and others use a lacquer. What did you use?
    • Crt91
      on May 15, 2018

      Clear satin polyacrylic all the way!!! It doesn't affect the chalk paint, doesn't turn it yellow, and makes it SO durable. It's so much tougher and durable than wax, I learned the hard way.

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  • Diana Deiley
    on Jul 5, 2017

    The kitchen is inspiring. Great job. Love the openness. Thanks for sharing.
  • Diana Deiley
    on Nov 3, 2017

    Not sure if I already commented on your post, but, I love this! The open shelving is awesome and makes the room look larger. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
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