Creating a French Country Kitchen Cabinet Finish Using Chalk Paint

We are in the midst of a mini kitchen DIY reno. Hubby finally caved and agreed to let me paint our wood cabinets and I created a french country rustic feel for them using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Before shot of our kitchen. It is on the small side and was very dark.
We tore out our existing backsplash and created a custom hood above the cooktop. I opted to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to help me achieve the french country feel I was looking for. Working on finishing up the rest of the cabinet doors. NOTE: The cabinet doors are back on. I was in the middle of completing them when I took time out to do the tutorial for my readers. I would never leave all that stuff in the cabinets if they were to have been open shelving.
Old Ochre paint and new knobs.
I use a moist sanding block to sand with. It keeps the dust at bay and makes a buttery smooth finish.
Dark wax applied to help age the cabinets.
It is a long process to achieve this look but to us well worth it.
I still am working on finishing up the remainder of the cabinets but am just thrilled with how far our kitchen has come from where we first started.
After all the cabinet doors were completed and placed back on.
From My Front Porch To Yours
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  • Raenae St Julian Raenae St Julian on Nov 05, 2020

    What did you use to apply the wax? I have some small lines in my cabinets that I would like the wax to get into but I'm not sure how to do that

  • Car51653231 Car51653231 on Jul 10, 2021

    What brand and color of wax please?

  • Dottie Monkus Hammett Dottie Monkus Hammett on Sep 22, 2022

    Will this work on white cabinets?

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