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Tuesday, April 26

Chalk Paint Refresh

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In my last post {click here if you missed it}, I shared Emily's family room makeover. And now here's another gem from Emily's house. When we first got started, her kitchen was almost all stained wood - lots of oak cabinets and wood floors. We decided together that it would be great to break up some of the woody-ness. 

The first thing we did was paint the majority of the cabinets white {you can see it here} and that helped A LOT! Then, there was this built-in hutch. It was over by itself - set apart from the other cabinets. We thought it might be fun to bring in another color. 
The adjacent room has some blue accents, so we chose this Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color. The color is equal parts of Aubusson Blue & Duck Egg Blue. Emily & her hubby are very handy, so she did the painting herself. AND this was her first chalk paint project. It looks fantastic. You go girl! 
I love the way Emily painted the inside of the upper cabinet white. It looks so much lighter & better to showcase the pretty leaded glass doors. 
So, once again, here's the before . . . 
And here's the after. 
I think the paint re-fresh makes the built-in look more like a piece of furniture. {You may also notice that the hard wood floors & the railing were also re-finished with a darker, richer stain. Beautiful!}


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    1. Great project! Thank you, Emily, for being so marvelous!

      Warmly, Michelle

  2. Michelle - OMG!! This IS YOU!!! I know you!!! ❤️❤️ Tell me please, where the cupcakes are ..... did you paint the inside (table top and behind cupcakes) a slightly darker color than the blue all over....? Or is that just shadow making it look slightly darker? Thanks Lori O'Connell (Judi's sister.)

    1. Wow Lori! It is so great to hear from you. Your guess was correct. The hutch is the same color all over, but the lighting makes some areas look darker. Please send me a pic of your project! And thanks for stopping by.
      Warmly, Michelle


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