We’ve got the BLUES. … Finally…
The truth is, we are very blessed to be doing a very steady business of painted cabinets and faux finishes. About 98% of the clients that we meet with for cabinet painting are looking for what we call “Vanilla and Chocolate”. That is a cream base color (vanilla) with a dark glaze (chocolate) finish. Some of our clients like to add light distressing to the details and raised panels, but 98% want the vanilla/chocolate combo. This is a beautiful, classic finish that will update your dated kitchen quickly, increase your home’s value, and make it very attractive to potential home buyers. White cabinets are very high on the “want” list for stylish home buyers.
Stepping outside the box, Brooks and I painted our own kitchen cabinets grey with a glazed finish on the door fronts.
We used a custom color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint mixed 50% Pure White and 50% French Linen. I’m thrilled with how they turned out. We have been itching for a client project that would be a little outside the usual and were rewarded with a recent project. Our clients have amazing style that was noticeable from our first meeting. From wonderful painted furniture pieces and interesting light fixtures to a “to die for” swinging bed on the covered back porch, this couple had style in spades. They requested a blue/green paint color for the island and desk area and an off white color for the cabinets. We selected Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue and Old White. Here are some before and after photos of the project.
Photo credit: Geinger Hill, Franklin TN
We think the new painted cabinets really brighten up this space. What do you think? If you live in Franklin, Brentwood or the Nashville TN area and you’d like to get an email estimate on having your cabinets painted please fill out the form below. We’d love to hear from you.
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How do you wash chalk paint? Is there a sealer on them to protect it?
Dana Tucker says
We actually seal our cabinets with a polyurethane. You can wash them with gentle soap and water. Thanks.
Have you ever used clear or dark wax over the old white chalk paint?
What a lovely transformation! Did you mix the duck egg blue to lighten it up or is it unmixed?
Dana Tucker says
Thanks Claire! This is the full color. We didn’t lighten it up. Thanks!!