Monday, December 31, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets




A few months ago, I tackled my biggest project yet....painting my kitchen cabinets. 
I love to paint but this project almost ended that love.

Here is a before picture of the kitchen when we bought the house:

As you can see, it is a small space and by far the smallest kitchen we looked at while house hunting. I personally think big kitchens are somewhat overrated.  This space is easy to work in, has plenty of counter room and makes me feel like I'm in a little French Chateau. 

granite: cashmere white. pendant light: pottery barn. 

I chose Annie Sloan's Pure White chalk paint and used watered down Paris Grey for a glaze. 
All painted surfaces received two coats of clear wax and light distressing. 







subway tile: crackled white glaze




Overall, I am very pleased with the ASCP on the cabinets. They are holding up great and stains wipe right off. Rewaxing will be necessary but probably only once a year, if not longer. 

Get the steps here:

23 comments:

Crafty in the Med said...

Happy New Year ! Wishing you much happiness and good health in 2013.

Amanda xx

Anne said...

absolutely gorgeous! Love your kitchen, the layout is almost the same as the one in my last house. I loved that kitchen!!!!!!!!

Sigh, now to deal with the kitchen in this house. I wish I could decide whether or not to paint the cabinets or change the countertops or just leave well enough alone!

Here's to 2013!

Pam said...

That turned out gorgeous! I've seen some other people use that paint to do their kitchens and I was worried it wouldn't hold up, but it looks like it's working for you! Good to know! I love the subway tile also.

Pamela said...

Your cabinets turned out fabulous! I am thinking of painting our cabinets and love the ease of chalk paint but not the idea of waxing them since the kitchen cabinets sustain so much more abuse than other cabinets in the house. I have been looking at alternatives for the protective coat. I have a vanity in our guest bath waxed and it has been just fine but it is rarely used. Anyways, love how your kitchen turned out and your new black splash!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOWZA! The transformation is amazing! It looks wonderful, such a great job.
Congrats :)
XO
Kristin

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, your kitchen looks great! i love how open it is, and the tile work is great, too!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Wow ohhhh wow!! Love it..and it looks so pretty! Would love a tutorial on the subway tile! Great job girl!

Julie @ The Family CEO said...

My hat's off to you! We just completed a kitchen remodel and there is no way I would have had the skill or patience to paint cabinets. They look great!

Beth @A Little Country House said...

I love chalk paint, am about to do my kitchen cabinets. Great job, such a difference!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

good for you! they came out beautiful.

Jamie said...

I missed this post! Your kitchen looks amazing!! I love how the cabinets turned out. The subway tile and the counter tops look great too! I bet it still hasn't gotten old walking in the kitchen and seeing it look so much different. Very nice! ~ Jamie

DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful transformation! Wow! Love the power of paint! Great job!

Cindy said...

Wow, what a difference! You must be thrilled with how great it looks!!! Your kitchen is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Can I ask you how many cans of the paint you used as well as the wax? I would like to do ours and am unsure of how much to order.

Kelli Morton said...

These look great! Question...I guess you have to paint the inside too??? :-0

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your kitchen! It looks amazing--I love the shape of your kitchen too. I don't enjoy cooking so I don't mind a small kitchen. The only time I don't like it is when I am making large holiday meals. I look forward to seeing your tutorial.

Kim @ colorsmixedtogether.blogspot.com said...

Your kitchen turned out absolutely gorgeous! I loved that you used ASCP. You don't see a lot of people doing that. Nice job!

Kim @ colorsmixedtogether.blogspot.com said...

Also, I love the cage light. Where did you get it?!

Tricia said...

We did our kitchen cabinets in ASCP a few years ago. Love it still and easy to maintain! You can see them here: http://brightoncottage.blogspot.com/2012/07/finished-cottage-kitchen-redo.html

Love your kitchen! Pure white is so pretty, and the glaze is lovely ; o )

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Your kitchen looks beautiful! We recently did ours as well, but too many cabinets to try Annie Sloan $$.

Annel Hill said...

Really CHIC! They say you don`t have to sand the old finish off with ascp, did you find this to be true? I have cherry cabenits and would love to paint the with ascp, but my Husband,well you know! <3

June G. said...

This was a BIG help for me! I'm pulling together ideas for my kitchen makeover and wasn't sure I wanted to "tackle" the cabinets (old or new) by myself. But, your's are beautiful and I'm not afraid of a little hard work!

Thanks,
June

River Oak Remodeling said...

Great job on your kitchen remodeling. The cabinets look absolutely amazing.