Kitchen Cabinet Makeover, Part 1

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Did you know that we offer kitchen cabinet makeovers as one of our services? In fact, while we’re asking questions, did you even know that you can use Annie Sloan Chalkpaint on your cabinets? A lot of people come into our store or visit us at our warehouse sale and ask questions about whether or not chalkpaint will hold up on cabinets.

The answer is absolutely! Provided that you do the job correctly.

We have back to back kitchen cabinet jobs right now. So we decided it was an ample opportunity to give our customers some tips on cabinet painting as well as showcase the work we do!

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cabinet4By far our most popular cabinet color is Pure White. It’s just a nice, cool white that works well with most decor. For every job, we apply several coats–sanding and repairing the base cabinet as necessary–to get that perfect, buttery-soft finish. If you come visit us, you’ll likely hear the swish of the sandpaper as we smooth out each piece by hand.

We personally love a distressed look on kitchen cabinets– because that shabby chic style is what Chalkpaint is all about. However, everyone has a different style. This particular customer wanted a matte, modern finish. We highly recommend sanding between coats to avoid brushstrokes marring the finish.

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cabinet2 Having trouble with bleed-through? Try a quick spritz of Shellac. That usually solves the problem right away.

Honestly, if you’re just getting into chalkpainting– tackling a major project like your kitchen may be a bit daunting. If you’re a seasoned pro, by all means, paint away! But if you’re new to the field, we do strongly recommend that you consider hiring a skilled artisan to do the task for you. After all, it’s certainly cheaper than ripping out your old cabinets to install new. Moreover, it’s a great way to increase the re-sale value of your home without breaking the bank.

Give us a call if you’re looking to shake up your kitchen decor. We’d love to talk to you about the possibilities and potential of your space!

Stay tuned for a “reveal” post in a few weeks!

Happy painting!

 

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