If you like the layout of your kitchen and the style of your cabinets, you can give them an instant face lift by applying a few coats of chalk paint….

Below: Before the cabinets were painted.
Below:  The Cabinets are painted with Annie Sloan ‘Olde White’  Chalk Paint and finished with Annie Sloan Clear Wax.

Below:  Walls are primed & french doors are ready to be painted dark grey.
Below:  The french doors were painted with Colortrend Templar Grey.
Below: Walls painted in Dulux Parisian Cream.

Below: Doors were all taken off and  before the new wainscot back splash went up we took the opportunity to add extra electrical outlets as the island gets so much use with phones and laptops etc. charging. 

Below: Opting for a wooden wainscot back splash instead of tile adds some texture and warmth which can sometimes be lost in an all white kitchen.  

Oval table is painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in ‘Graphite’ and given two coats of Annie Sloan dark wax for sheen and protection…  Spot the hammer!
Below: We added hammered pewter door handles for more texture and, well, just because they’re gorgeous.
All the tiny wooden pine knobs were switched out for the more dramatic Hammered Pewter Handles. This made a huge difference to the overall look..
And to add some colour, this sturdy little geranium flowers in the kitchen almost year round.

Cobalt blue accessories are great against white for some added contrast.
A cozy reading nook never goes astray..
Wooden love heart..
More wooden love hearts 🙂
One last before and after!


And that’s it for now..
The following is a breakdown of materials: 

– Kitchen Cabinets painted with three tins of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in ‘Olde White’
– Kitchen Cabinet Door Handles x 26 are from Woodies.
– Walls were primed with primer first and then painted with one 2.5 litre can of Dulux  Easycare Washable  Matte Paint in ‘Parisian Cream’.

– The Back Splash wainscoting was painted with a washable paint ‘Brilliant White’ from Woodies
– Back Splash Wainscoting is also from Woodies. It comes in panels.  I used about four panels.
– Entry Doors were primed with Zinser Bin Primer and then painted over with ‘Brilliant White’ non yellowing white paint.

Original Article by Marie Wallis


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