I have loved the idea of painting the island cabinets a different color than the kitchen cabinets for a while now. After months of staring at my peeling white boring cabinets under my island sink I decided why not time to paint!!! I have an awesome chalk paint store that I love so I ran up there before the kids got out for Christmas break and got my Duck Egg Annie Sloan paint. I know there are cheaper paints but this one is the one I am most comfortable with and trust!
This is what my cabinets look like before. Of course I had already taken off the hardware when I realized I didn’t take a before picture. Happens every time to me!
Before I painted I ended up sanding down the peeling areas. Usually with chalk paint you don’t have to sand before hand but I didn’t want the peeling to continue or show through. I only sanded the areas that were peeling. I then cleaned the cabinets really well.
I picked up this cleaner while I was buying the paint. I first cleaned the cabinets with soap and water and then used this.
I was able to complete this paint job in two days. Probably would have been less but we were trying to clean up Christmas and all the kids were home.
I ended up putting three coats of paint. The first one was really light. I sprayed water on the cabinets for the second coat and then painted. The third I did normal. I let each coat dry fully before adding another one. Waited about 20-30 mins between coats.
After three coats I let it rest over night. Then added a tiny bit of detail using a paste. I just added this shine to the middle part of the cabinets just to give it some depth.
After I got my desired look I added the Annie Sloan Lacquer. I did two coats 1-2 hours apart. First coat was mixed with a tiny but of water.
I have finally found a brush that I absolutely love!!!
The brush doesn’t shed and it doesn’t show brush strokes when painting! I am in love. Below is what the end result looks like!!