Mike has had this project finished for quite some time but I finally got some pictures of it. We found this china cabinet at a garage sale and Mike repainted it with Annie Sloane Chalk Paint. It was one of his first chalk paint redos and I have to say it came out really well!
I shared this before picture when we first brought this piece home. It was dark and outdated looking but we loved the detail and the large size (and the price!).
Mike painted the inside with Annie Sloane chalk paint in Old White and the outside is French Linen. He finished the piece off with the clear wax. Then he used AMACO Rub 'n Buff Wax Metallic Finish, Silver Leaf to redo the original handles and make the decorative elements stand out more.
This was the first project Mike has done with chalk paint. It’s pretty popular right now so he wanted to try it out. We were lucky enough to find a shop that sells it locally because it’s not available at Lowes or Home Depot. The benefit of this paint is that it doesn’t require any sanding but it is on the pricey side. We ended up buying a couple of different colors to try out and actually tried out Duck Egg Blue on this piece first before we both decided it wasn’t the right color for this project.
To stretch out the paint a little further Mike mixed it with a little bit of water to make a more watery consistency. It took him two coats but he didn’t use very much of the paint up to achieve this look. All in all it was a success using this new method and I’ll have some more projects with chalk paint in the future.
I love how much more modern the cabinet looks with a fresh coat of paint and I especially love the light color inside the cabinet to make our glassware stand out more. We fit everything from our old china cabinet in here plus more and we have some room to spare. Plus it’s super sturdy so it will last us for a long time.
I may be linking up to one of these fabulous linky parties.