First attempt at Annie Sloan


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.
The base cabinet door
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.
I added liquid nails and then stuck the cut piece in the cabinet door.
I then started adding paint. I selected chateau grey. Kind of a green grey.
After completing two coats of paint and clear waxing it looked like this...
Sorry about the shadows. My light fixtures were adding some shadowing.
Then I added dark wax to the center ...
After wiping down the dark wax and clear coat waxing and wiping down this is the look.
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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  • S
    on Nov 28, 2017

    The board with stripes in it is called bead board ...
  • Diana Deiley
    on Dec 5, 2017

    Looks awesome. Fabulous job! You can also try wallpaper that looks like bead board. Just cut to size, paste, paint. Voila! (hint: caulk the edges for a cleaner more finished look.) Thanks for sharing your great makeover.
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