Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Duck Egg Blue Cabinet

Hey Guys! I hope you all had a great Easter! I wanted to share my latest piece with you. I used Annie Sloan's chalk paint on it and I LOVE IT!!!! This paint is the coolest stuff ever!!! It distresses so beautifully! I just ordered 4 more quarts in different colors and I cannot wait to try them all!! I ordered them from a little shop in Waco called Lily Lane Home. Check them out on Facebook here.  Their shop looks adorable and they are super sweet!  Okay, so here is the before pic of my cabinet...

 I did not have to sand or prime it!! Well, at least not on the outside of the cabinet.  I painted the inside and the trim around the windows with white latex paint because I did not have white chalk paint yet (it's coming!).  So I painted the cabinet with 2 coats of the chalk paint in Duck Egg Blue.  It dries super fast and is very easy to work with.  Then I got to favorite part...the distressing.  I just used a sanding block and went to town.  It came off so smoothly and looked very authentic. 
 Here is a close-up of some of the distressing.  So pretty!
 And here is the final product!  I LOVE IT!!!

 I love the crackling around the knobs. 

This is definitely one of my favorite pieces so far!  I cannot wait to try out the other colors of the chalk paint!!!  Have you painted anything with chalk paint???  Let me know!!

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  1. Stunning! I love the colour! :)

  2. that is beautiful!!!! i looove the color combo!

  3. Lovely, lovely! I think I'm going to go ahead and buy some chalk paint. I have a huge armoire and the thought of priming that makes me want to barf. I love how yours turned out - well done! JenT

  4. This is a great paint job. You did a wonderful job distressing and in your choice of color and i love the white interior.

  5. I'm so in love with this color now! It looks great!

  6. I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

  7. Absolutely beautiful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

  8. What a lovely little cabinet! I love those doors.
    Thank you for your kind comment at Red Hen Home!