Answering Questions About the Kitchen

11.29.2014

I get asked a lot of questions about the kitchen island cabinets I painted in January 2013.

Several have wanted to know how they have held up?

They are holding up quite well. In fact they look as good today as they did when I painted them.
The professional paint jot was wearing off the most used cabinet door in less than a year.

I think using the Annie Sloan Lacquer is what's making them wear so well. 

Another question I get frequently is why does the color look green when the paint color is called Chateau gray? The color does look green and I would say the color is sage. It's just a pretty gray green. I think this photo is pretty true to the color in the natural light.
I also get asked where the bar stools came from? I got those at World Market a couple years ago and they still carry them.

Anymore questions? 

I'm dragging out all the Christmas decor this weekend.
Let the fun begin!

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27 comments:

  1. I have one small question, as I'm considering doing my cabinets. Do you paint the insides, as well? If so, did those hold up as well as the outsides? Love the way they look!

    Lory ~ Designthusiasm

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  2. Kim -I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving -
    I love your painted kitchen! Its really lovely. I also really love your bar stools. If you don't mind, where did you purchase them? I've been looking for bar stools and I want some like yours - Thanks so much, Lisa

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    1. Lisa, I knew there would be questions about those and answered that, too at the bottom of the post. They are from World Market.

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    2. Oh duh! I just saw it - I guess I was so enthralled with the stools, I failed to finish reading your post! hahaha

      Thanks for the info - A shopping I must go!

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  3. Lori I'm lazy and did paint the inside. I may eventually.

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  4. Beautiful Kim. Love seeing your kitchen. Just stunning.
    Kris

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  5. Hi, Kim. will you share the granite name? Thanks!

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  6. Hi, Kim. would you mind sharing the granite name? Thanks!

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  7. You know how I love your kitchen Kim. I love the cabinets painted. My son and DIL have the same bar stools and I must say they look so good and are really hanging in there.
    Enjoy your decorating this weekend. Decorations pulled out here yesterday.

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  8. I love your cabinets {and kitchen}! We painted the wall of cabinets in our kitchen French Linen and the glaze gave that color a more olive green tint as well. We used Asphaltum glaze instead. It's my go-to glaze since it's more of a black than mocha. Then we polyed in a satin finish. Your finish is awesome and that paint is amazing stuff! Even my contractor husband is amazed. ;)

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  9. Good to know as redoing my cupboards is on my to do list. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. danke für die bilder und inspirationen, liebe grüße von angie

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  11. Hi, Kim! Love your home and enjoy reading your blog every morning. A few questions about the Annie Sloan chalk paint. How do you keep the paint from becoming thicker in some areas such as the corners? Also, when sanding how do you keep a smooth surface without sanding block lines? Thank you, Sandra

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    1. Sandra, I have never had trouble with the paint getting thicker anywhere. You can water it down if it gets too thick. The longer it is exposed the air the thicker it will get. My surfaces aren't smooth. The chalk paint is purposely thicker to create an old European antique look to furniture and other surfaces. When you leave a few brush marks the waxes bring those out so it looks very old.

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  12. I'm pretty sure in a few years, I'll repaint my cabinet myself... I have a feeling the original paint won't hold up well. I can only hope my kitchen will be as beautiful as yours!

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  13. love your kitchen! the green tint is what i've always loved about as's chateau gray color. i know, the name is deceiving. anyway the cabinets look great & i love so many details in your kitchen. tfs- MJ

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  14. Love your kitchen always. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  15. Your kitchen is beautiful. The cabinetry colour is exquisite!!

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  16. The paint looks wonderful and has certainly held up well.....love the color!

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  17. Kim, your kitchen is beautiful. I do have a question. When you were at Highpoint there is a picture of you and in the background there is a line of furniture that looks like it's been sanded down except for a little depressed white paint showing. Do you recall the name of that furniture? Thanks Sharon

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  18. Loving the greenish look....really pretty! Just wondering what your backsplash is. It appears to be pegboard. I like it.

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    1. The backsplash is tumbled marble mosaic tiles. Thanks

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  19. I always love seeing your pretty kitchen Kim! I did my mudroom in ASCP with lacquer and it's holding up wonderfully as well! :)
    Kristi

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  20. I am having trouble finding the Annie Sloan products in Alabama. Do you know is I can order them online for a reasonable price?

    Thanks for the ideas.

    Lori Ogles

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    1. Lori, I order mine from Robyn Story Designs in Tampa, Fla. Her price is good and flat rate shipping. http://shop.robynstorydesigns.com/

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