The Cabinet Tutorial

2.05.2012


This cabinet has four different colors used on it plus wax. Excuse the guy wiping his nose when I took this picture. All paint colors are Annie Sloan chalk paint except for the gold.

The outside was done in CoCo. The inserts first layer is French Linen.

I then took a small artist brush and just dabbed Old White on in random areas.

Then I take a damp paper towel and blot and spread the white around.

Then I took gold craft paint and brushed it on here and there and blended it with the damp towel. Also added Graphite ASCP in spots and heavier in the corners and down the sides and blend.

After the paints dried I sanded lightly all over with a sanding block and heavier on some of the edges.
Then it was waxed with clear wax and some dark in places and then buffed.

Here you can see all the different colors from each step.

Now get those paint brushes and create.


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28 comments:

  1. outstanding! you did an incredible job, looks so ols and rich. How professional,

    Karen

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  2. Now I am seeing how you were able to achieve the depth in your process!
    Looks great!
    Thanks so much for sharing
    your little artsy secrets.
    :)
    xox
    A

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  3. I love it- what a great tutorial on the process too. I have both french linen and coco and to me in person- they look just the same- but I can definitely see a difference with your piece.

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is AWESOME!!! I love the weathered, aged look, but I never feel like I get it right. You TOTALLY nailed it. Thanks- I think I might have to go try some of this out this week. There's a curio in my garage that's been begging for a makeover for a while now... :)

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  5. You know you make this sound so easy...until I get a brush in my hand! I really do think you have to have a true skill for this to know just where to put those "blobs" of different colors and just where to sand. It looks beautiful!

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  6. I just love how that turned out. Great transformation!

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  7. I love it! You always do such a fantastic job when you paint furniture!

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  8. Kim you are amazing! I love this and your creativity in using/ blending multiple colors. It really makes a difference!

    Please do come and join my Valentine Giveaway!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  9. GREAT job, Kim! Your steps are easy to follow. The piece looks a hundred years old! Now if you could just recreated AGING in the reverse process to use on old faces I will be your first guinea pig! Get cracking, will ya? The sooner I get help the happier I'll be! xo Diana

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  10. This finish makes the piece look really old and rustic. Pretyt color. Hugs, Marty

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  11. I really like the way you paint your pieces and wondered how you did it. I tried to do something like this on my kitchen island, maybe I just need to add another color or two. & of course not be a chicken! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love that technique.Turned out great.

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  13. I just saw your comment about networked blogs Kim. I already have networked blogs too- I don't know why I didn't think of adding that to my blog for following! Thanks for the reminder~ when I get it up on there- I will follow you too! :)

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  14. Beautiful! I need to go buy paint and wax. I haven't painted any furniture in a long time. This post is giving me the itch!
    ♥Linsey

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  15. Wow! Incredible job! I love the depth of the color! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I've got to try the ASCP, but first I have to buy a piece of furniture to paint. Bob would have a fit if I did any we already have. I do have a drum table similar to the one in your study, but when I mentioned it, he said "you want to paint THIS table"? LOL OK...I guess not. :)

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  17. Love this look Kim!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  18. Thanks for the tutorial Kim, it helps seeing each of the steps you took to make the 'magic' happen!

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  19. great tutorial. Stop over from my giveaway.

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  20. Love it! You really gave it some age with all those steps...hard work paying off!
    Lorraine

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  21. Great tutorial Kim and I love the layered look it gave.

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  22. Hey, Kim! Can you help me out? I'm trying to get my buttons lined up side-by-side on my sidebar like yours. What's the trick? I've got them all resized to 125x125 and aligned left. Can you help a new sister out? BTW - love the tv cabinet! Awesome job!

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  23. Perfect tutorial! You have the talent and the colors blend so well.

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  24. Kim...the cabinet turned out so great!!

    Well done

    Janet xox

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  25. Kim, Thank you for the tutorial! I love everything you do! You continue to inspire me as your blog is the first thing I view every day!

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  26. Awesome Kim! I cannot thank you enough for all of the sweet bloggers you've sent my way! Thank you so much!

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