After my first experience with chalk paint on my craigslist chair makeover, I couldn't wait to paint something else.
I started by moving the cabinet into the middle of the bathroom. Rather than lugging it all the way upstairs and through the house to the garage, I figured I would just bring an old sheet downstairs and paint it right in the bathroom. The chalk paint really has little to no odor so it's not a big deal to paint inside.
For now I only have two colors of chalk paint...duck egg and old white. I debated back and forth about whether I would paint it old white or duck egg blue. In the end I decided to go for the duck egg blue with some old white accents.
I had some concerns with the fact that the cabinet is not real wood. However, the chalk paint didn't seem to mind. It went on just as smoothly as it did when I painted the real wood chair...and it only needed one coat. Pretty awesome.
Once I finished the painting and the waxing it was time to update the hardware. My goal for this project was to make it "no cost". I already had the paint...now I needed to search the house for knobs.
Here is a close-up photo of the two different knobs. I may add a little white paint to the one on the right (an extra from my kitchen) to have it look more like the smaller knobs.
I really can't wait to hear what you think.
Also, don't forget that my Swing into Spring party opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you all there.
10 times more eye appealing on the color! Love it!
Judy, this turned out great... Love the color
Well, I love it, Judy! I'm amazed that it covers laminate so well, too.
Looks beautiful! I love that shade of green.
What an amazing difference. It is simply gorgeous!!!
I want some chalk paint! OH, how pretty your little cabinet is now! It looks like an antique piece! I'm waiting for a pretty green color in the chalk paint. I've seen the one they have but it's not what I want! WAAA!!! I'll try to be patient!
You've done a great job.
Be a sweetie,
I love it Judy! That color is perfect in there and it is just incredible that the paint goes on so well over laminate. I MUST get me some Annie Sloan soon! :-)
It turned out wonderful! I love the color!
Oh beautiful!!!! My chalk paint will arrive on Wednesday! WOOT! I'm super excited! Thank you for writing this post...I wasn't sure if it REALLY worked on laminate:-0
I love it. what a transformation.
How very fantastic! My favorite color too Judy.
Love it! I'm about to give in and finally buy chalk paint! Everyone's projects keep turning out amazing!
I LOVE the green! I think you made the right choice. :)
I think it looks much better! You would never even know that it was laminate under there!
Love the Duck Egg Blue! That's so neat how the chalk paint works on the laminate and in just one coat, too. It makes the cost of the paint more do-able. Thanks for sharing.
you did a lovely job. the color is great! I am seriously thinking about trying out chalk paint after seeing all these projects in blogland!
You got yourself a new piece of furniture in no time flat! Looks fresh!
OO I like the green!
I like it! very pretty!
I'm ashamed to admit that your "befores" look better than my "afters."
It looks awesome! I keep saying it, but I have got to try that chalk paint.
Hey Judy,GREAT job!! LOVE the before and afters, isn't this paint amazing!! I wanted to share with you our great news as well!! We want everyone to enjoy this fabulous paint so we're offering (for a limited time) FREE SHIPPING on all orders. Check out our blog or website for more info!! rstorydesigns.blogspot.com
Color is gorgeous! SO much better than the original! Very impressive Judy!
Wow! I am getting on the chalk paint and trying it. good job!
What a great makeover, and you already had everything too! It really looks so fresh and new... That chalk paint is like magic, so glad to hear you can paint inside with it as well.
All the Best,
Judy - what a beautiful job, and great tutorial! You took that plain Jane cabinet and really it into a real beauty! :) Love it!
I'm in love with it from the first look! Love that color, love the difference it makes in giving it a personality of its own. Fantastic job and tutorial, thanks so much for sharing At The Picket Fence. I "liked" you on Facebook :)
Okay now I really, really, really want to try this paint! I love the shade you chose! Coming over from Frugal Friday and your newest follower!
Hi Judy! Just coming back over to say thanks for linking up this lovely makeover to Inspiration Friday this week!
I have been looking to paint an old toy cabinet that is not exactly "wood" and turn it into a base of a desk. i have never heard of chalk paint, thanks for posting. just bookmarked the link from the original post, now i just have to decide on what color to paint it!
Love it! Been chalk painting for 2 months now and may have to go to rehab:)
Wow it looks amazing! What an update! I'm planning on painting a piece of laminate furniture this weekend, can't wait to start :)
Do you think chalk paint would work on the cheap ikea lack tables too?
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