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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Chalk Painting and old cabinet

We have this dining room set, that used to belong to Tom's grandmother. It has seen its best days and would need a new finish to make it look nice. Problem: the cost to refinish the whole set (cabinet, buffet, table and 7 chairs) would be over $2000 and we were told that if you'd like to sell it, you'd be lucky to get $300 for the whole set. So as you can see, not worth it.

So I did some research and figured out the easiest way to make them usable would be to chalk paint them. I chose to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. 

So far I have finished the cabinet. This will actually become our master bedroom linen cabinet.
I chose to use a green paint called Chateau Grey on the outside and Old White inside.
After the paint, I used clear wax on the top.

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