Kitchen Makeover Using Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

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You don't need to spend thousands of dollars to update your kitchen. Some chalk paint by Annie Sloan, some good friends and voila....a beautiful kitchen.
I had to pleasure of helping my neighbors with their kitchen makeover.
Adding drawer pulls and knobs completes the look of the cabinets. Can you believe the previous owner never had any and they lived there for 20 years?
Add dark wax to the edges of the cabinets to give that country {dirty} look.
Granite counter tops add a touch of class to the painted cabinets. 90s kitchen brought into this millennium.

Trina Miner @ afewmineradjustments
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  • Shelly Shelly on Feb 08, 2016
    What color are the cabinets painted and did you use the dark wax to achieve the distressed look?

  • Della Conrad Della Conrad on Feb 01, 2017
    Miss Annie, Have you or is it possible to sand and chalkboard paint particleboard counter tops? We laminate ones! I thought about sanding them smooth than painting them with a waterproof chalkboard paint...what are your thoughts? Thank You! oh...and HELP! please????

    • This isn't chalkboard paint. It is chalk paint that needs to have wax put on it after it's painted. So, if it is a countertop that will be getting wet and greasy, it probably will not clean well. The wax will wash off eventually. So could you sand and paint...yes. Would it last. Probably not. Sorry!

  • Susan Bowles Susan Bowles on Feb 23, 2018

    Now that your kitchen has been painted almost a year, how has it held up? Have you had to re-apply the top coat of wax? I am wanting to paint my cabinets with chalk paint, but wonder about the finish.

    • Hi. These are actually my neighbors cabinets but she hasn’t had to do anything to them. She doesn’t wipe them down a lot bc the wax could soft and rub off eventually but it has held up nicely

  • Kimella101 Kimella101 on Feb 28, 2018

    I have the honey oak cabinets. Few years ago I painted them with white lowes laytex paint. With a poly sealer. They havent held up very well. I was curious what the process would be to chalk paint over the laytex & poly? Would i have to sand them down to the wood or light sand? Or no sanding at all? Thank you

  • Lynette Lynette on Apr 13, 2018
    hi . what colour is this white


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  • Tracy C Tracy C on Aug 24, 2015
    I painted with Annie Sloan's Primer Red. I thought it looked to "purply" so I went over it with a brown glaze and it toned it down perfectly to the color I wanted. I also added blacks knobs, pulls & hinges......I am very happy with it. In October we are adding a cabinet to the end of the "L" shape counter that is going to house a diswasher drawer so we will be getting a new marble or quartz counter top. Of course I am also adding an undermount sink (smaller one since I don't plan on washing many dishes, lol), faucet and stove top....Can't wait.

  • Lisa Brinkman Lisa Brinkman on Feb 10, 2016
    I have use Anne Sloan and Heirloom Traditions and prefer Heirloom. The reasons are as follows Cost and I don't have to use a clear wax coat. Heirloom has several wax colors and the dark can go directly onto the paint with no clear coat in between. It gives you more control in how the finished product looks, applies easier and covers just as well with less cost. You can order both online.