What I’ve been doing…

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Remember the baker’s cabinet Hubby and I are teaming up to work on??  Well, I started chalk painting it…of course, I forgot to take a picture of it before I started painting it.  I did get one before the first coat was all the way on though.

The cabinet was originally broken down with rotting legs in the back.  It was the crackle blue color that I loved but the new construction made it impossible to keep that blue color.

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Hubby rebuild it totally redoing the drawers and the top.   I am working with Annie Sloan’s Cream Chalk Paint.  Here’s one coat on….

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Then I put on another coat and sanded it with 150 grit sand paper.  I wanted to rough it up quite a bit so that the blue would come through.

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You can’t really tell but I put a coat of clear wax on next.

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I just love how it’s looking with the blue coming through.

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Next I used the dark wax….

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We left the barrel part of the drawers stained and I put clear wax on them.

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I love the look.  Hubby still wishes that the wood types were all the same and we could have stained and varnished it…I do too but this is the next best option.

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We have a couple things to do to it yet but slowly this project is coming to a finish.  We do need some drawer pulls yet.  For all the trips we’ve made to big box stores, you would think we would have remembered to buy some..but we didn’t.

I do have a little more sanding to do with the 600 grit sand paper too.

Keep posted…we’ll have some finished pictures soon.

5 thoughts on “What I’ve been doing…

  1. Ranch Wife

    Looking good! Isn’t it amazing what a little paint and elbow grease can do? I’m up to my elbows in paint too, but it’s walls I’m painting. Not nearly as much fun! :)

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  2. Paulette Doyle

    Yup…I’m painting too…and using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint on my bathroom cabinets. I have them primed and ready to go!! Hope mine turns out as well as your’s!! I’m loving yours!!

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