Monday, May 9, 2011

postheadericon An Annie SLoan Kitchen Redo!

This  was taken from the blog of my fellow CA stockist, Anne Skougard in Canyon Lake, down south.  One of her customers recently transformed her kitchen using the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I wanted to share with you the pictures so you can see Yes, it CAN be used on cabinets!!
Wow, what a beautiful job and transformation!  Kay used Cream, Old White and Old Ochre plus Golden SDFA.  Two coats on 60 linear feet of cabinetry including boxes and island base, 27 doors back and front and 16 drawer fronts.  Kay used 3.25 quarts of paint....AMAZING!


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Until next time, keep painting outside the lines!  It's way more fun!!   Vicki

20 comments:

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hi Vicki, Just found your wonderful blog and I'm now a follower! This kitchen turned out beautifully...was just recently introduced to Anne Sloan Chalk Paints...having a hard time finding them in my area but would love to use it on lots of my vintage furniture.
xx
Debbie

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Oh my goodness!!! this looks fabulous! I love it..
A wonderful job.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Pia :) said...

hey there! I have six of the annie sloan colors and both waxes- can't say enough about them! I'm never painting furniture with anything else again! the only thing i don't LOVE is waxing- I have my wax brush and applying it is easy, but the buffing is a pain! haha. Is it totally necessary to wax each time? I know on cabinets getting a lot of use it's a must- I'm probably holding out hope for no reason as I prefer the finish with the wax- but still have to ask the question. Is waxing after chalk paint a must?

Vicki said...

The Chalk Paint is very porous so the wax seals it and protects from grime, fingerprints, moisture, etc. If you don't wax, you will have a very flat matte finish but it won't be protected. This is entirely your choice. I love the wax and actually find this wax very easy to buff. If I were doing a whole kitchen or a large piece of furniture I would use my favorite tool, the mouse sander and the polishing pads that you can get for this. This buffs the wax in no time and the only effort you use is holding the little mouse to the piece of furniture or cabinet. I do believe in using power tools for less work!! Ask anybody who has taken a workshop from me!

Pia :) said...

Vicki- thank you for replying so quickly and more importantly, THANK YOU for this wonderful advice!! I'm going to home depot asap for this fabulous creation! It's called a mouse sander? Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! I already painted and waxed our bathroom cabinets in graphite (which I am soooo glad i did- they are GORGEOUS!!) Graphite is an amazing color, deep bluish grey and it goes so well with the stone shower and bluestone coping. Really beautiful- but my poor buff job left it a little bit cloudy and streaky. Hoping this will do the trick... thanks again!!!!

Vicki said...

Pia - Try putting another coat of dark wax on it, wipe it back slightly and let it dry overnight. Then take the mouse sander with polishing pad to it. This should give you a really nice sheen. And know that this wax is soft and dries slower than other waxes, which is a good thing. You know that when you are applying it you aren't breathing in fumes found in other waxes that cause them to dry faster....much safer and easier on the environment! Try finding the sander at Home Depot or Sears, Lowes, Ace Hardware.

Pia :) said...

Vicki you are now at the one of my favorite people I've never met status!!! I LOVE my new mouse!! The only drawback is that my local lowes and home depot don't sell the polishing pads with them, and the new mouse doesn't come with one! :( The sweet guy helping me at home depot took a finishing sander pad from another brands version of the mouse and gave it to me- I'm going to check online to see if I can find some to fit the mouse. The sanding is great with this thing, though!! I am in LOOOOOVE. thank you so much for your tips- wish I lived closer so I could come to a class. Please keep blogging and showing photos of your work- it's inspiring to see. thank you again!!!

Vicki said...

Pia - Amazon.com has the polishing pads - and in the meantime, email me your address and I will send you one today from me! Please send a picture of your cabinets and I will post on my blog so you can inspire other people!! vicki@3oaksstudio.com

Teri said...

What is Golden SDFA?

Thanks!

Vicki said...

Slow drying fluid acrylic - glaze

Sara said...

Fabulous!!!
Were the painted cabinets waxed prior to applying the SDFA?
Also, can you explain how the three different colors were applied?
Thanks you!!!
Sara

Vicki Shoemaker said...

Colors were mixed to create a wonderful new shade of neutral. You would not wax before glazing but after the glaze has thoroughly dried.

AlaskaMama said...

We just purchased a corner nook table and bench seat. I like the country look that the chalk paint gives. Do you think the chalk paint in combination with the wax would be durable enough for a piece that would be used daily? I am use to varnish, so this whole wax idea is new to me :-). Open to recommendations. Thank you.

Malena said...

How did you change out your hardware from handles to knobs?

Vicki Shoemaker said...

It is very easy to change out your hardware to anything you want when you are painting. You simply remove the old hardware, then use wood putty to putty the hole that you won't be using. Sand smooth when dry and paint. If you have sanded it smooth enough, you will not be able to tell there was ever a hole there.

Vicki Shoemaker said...

Sorry AlaksaMama....just checked this post. I didnt' get an email showing you had posted a question. Hmmm
Anyway, yes the wax is very durable. It needs a curing time but after that it is quite durable. I have it in my own kitchen! There is a key to using the wax, and that is to apply thin coats....wipe back excess after each coat, let dry for 24 hours and buff. I would say for your kitchen you need two coats.

MONICA LIVAS said...

Amazing redo! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi

I need to update my kitchen cupboards. They are currently coated with plastic that's begining to peel off. Underneath the plastic there is pressed wood(?) - it looks quite hard and durable, but it's not solid wood. Can I used chalk paint on it and if yes do I need to prepare the surface in any way?
Thanks
Agata

Anonymous said...

If I am painting polyurathaned cabinets, do I need to deglaze or prime?

Deena said...

Just saw this post and the cupboards are exactly what I want in my kitchen. I went and bought Annie Sloan OLD WHITE and DARK WAX. now I'm seeing elsewhere that I need to put clear wax before the dark wax. Is that right?

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