February 12, 2013

How Many China Cabinets? Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tutorial

 How many do you have?
This was my first. 
There is a matching buffet across the room.

Got more dishes? 
You know what that's like, right?
Need another cabinet.
Love the curve across the front of this one.

This is the one I am working on right now.
Pink inside!
Annie Sloans Old White and Scandanavian Pink mixed with old white inside.

This is my newest love! 
 What a treasure.

Love the chicken wire on the side doors.
Also nice that it comes in two pieces.
Makes it much easier to move.

OK, Back to the one I am working on right now.
Notice the difference in the color on the top and the bottom

This is a better shot.  The piece has already been waxed with ASCP Clear wax and left to dry, then buffed.   On the left I applied ASCP Dark wax lightly, with a brush and rubbed it off quickly.  On the right I have not used the dark wax yet.  The way I do it the wax just darkens the paint slightly.  Some gals use lots of wax and get an even darker finish.  All I want to do is darken it slightly.

You can see here that I mixed probably 1/3 cup of Clear wax with 1/2 tsp. of dark wax to get this color.  I never use the dark wax without mixing it first with clear.  It is just too dark for my taste.

I ever so slightly dip my waxing brush in in the dark mix.  Just a tiny bit on the tip of the brush.  Then I sort of dry brush it with the grain across the surface of the piece.

With a clean rag I wipe the dark wax off.
In the crevices on the right you can see bits of the dark wax.

This foot has not been waxed yet but above it has.
This is just the technique I use to get the finish I want for my pieces.

Here she is all finished.  She will sit for 24 hours then I will buff her and fill her with dishes!
She is sitting on the big wall in the sunroom.  This room is becoming an extension of my kitchen.
Wait till you see what I do with this room.
This is another pic of the top with the dark wax and the bottom still to do.
I remember before I started using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I was scared to start for fear of messing up a piece of furniture.  After a bit you get fearless, so don't delay, jump right in you will love the results.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~
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Beth said...

Isn't chalk paint the best? It's a joy to use and completely transforms whatever piece of furniture it touches. Your hutch looks like a new lady now :).

Barbara F. said...

Hello Ahrisha! I need to give you a call and talk paint. ;-) I want to do my guest bedroom furniture. This new hutch turned out great. Happy Valentine's Day to you, too. xo

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

You have turned an ugly duckling into a beauty! I love, love, love it. I can't wait to see what you do with your sunroom. I wish I had more room for a china cabinet! I am full to the brim. But I do want to try the Annie Sloan chalk paint on some other pieces. I like how you put the wax on to give it that aged look. Thanks for sharing your techniques! xx

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just beautiful!! I have several china cupboards!!

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Bella's Rose Cottage said...

They all look beautiful!! I wish I had room for another cabinet!!
Happy Valentines Day :-)

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Wonderful transformation! Great job!

Anne said...

Hi Ahrisha, I too love Annie Sloan and love your china cabinet! Yes I do too have a few china cabinets in my house full too! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Stacy said...

Wow - you are so talented! I've always wanted to learn how to get that aged look - thanks for sharing the technique. <3

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Ahrisha.. I love this post. I have a few pieces that I have been wanting to paint but was afraid to. Now that I see your tutorial, I think I am going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

They looks gorgeous.China Cabinets are in new trend so go ahead....
RTA Cabinets

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Delighted to be following back. Have a blessed day. Great job on the china cabinet, BTW.

Artsy Chicks Rule said...

That is GORGEOUS! I love the color combo you chose. Scandinavian Pink is one of my faves :)I also (usually) only use just a bit of the dark. It's so powerful!

Jennelise said...

Absolutely stunning! My mother has one in a similar shape and I just love it. I think china cabinets are beautiful. Thankyou for sharing!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Can we ever really have too many cabinets? Love what you've done with yours Ahrisha. Thank you for sharing this at Shabbilicious Friday.

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.
It is always hard to start... what ever it is but once I pick up the brush and start I can't seem to stop. I don't know why - maybe it is the blank canvas that scares me... ha. My best to you on whatever you create

Diane said...

Oh, how I need another china cabinet, but this one will have to live in a bedroom - yikes! Love what you have done - what a talent you have! I am not sure that I want to have to refinish anything any longer. I used to do it all of the time. Love your blog!

Diane said...

Oh, how I need another china cabinet, but this one will have to live in a bedroom - yikes! Love what you have done - what a talent you have! I am not sure that I want to have to refinish anything any longer. I used to do it all of the time. Love your blog!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I have been reading about this paint and have a piece of furniture I would love to refinish. Your directions make me think I can do it, Arisha. Your cabinet is stunning.

Jo said...

Question ... do you have both of your china cabinets in your dining room? We are moving and have our dining room furniture plus my parents. We can use their table and buffet elsewhere but we're having trouble finding a spot for their china cabinet. Then it occurred to me ... put two in the dining room? Thoughts? The DR is 14' x 14' and it would fit without issue. Would it look dumb though? Thx for any input. Love how you refinished the pieces you found!