It has been a year since I shared this kitchen transformation that was done in the middle of 2017 and …….I still think about it. And actually – I dream about it too! Alyssa at Little Moon Clothing is an extremely gifted artist and stylist and clothing creator – talented beyond her years, in my opinion.
Alyssa has a beautiful Instagram page that you should be following- she shares her family’s adventures renovating an old 1890’s NY farmstead with a bohemian flare and ……photos of her business, @littlemoon_clothing of funky children’s apparel that will make your jaw drop.
I see this and feel the heavens open and hear angels sing. And look closely at that farmhouse sink in the “after” photo…because one of those little angels is in it!
Alyssa cleaned with tsp, sanded, primed with zinnsler water based primer, used Annie Sloan chalk paint® in Pure and then sealed with three coats of wax – that she applied over a weeks time.
At The Purple Painted Lady, we recommend using Krud Kutter to clean your cabinets prior to painting and then- follow up with wiping your doors with fresh water to remove any residual cleaner that could repel your paint.
Alyssa shared, “it’s been 1.5 years and they are still washing and holding up great. No chips at all even in the high traffic spots like garbage and near the dishwasher. They look factory finished I used a foam roller.”
The Purple Painted Lady recommends that if you are using a
foam roller that you should:
- thin your Chalk Paint® with some water. I would do this in small batches and not exceed 20%. I would recommend that you find a consistency that works best for you based on the local humidity and temperature where you are at- and your ability to manipulate the paint.
- Be careful and make sure you do not leave heavy lap lines behind.
Okay- well now I must share with you also Alyssa’s extremely stylish clothing line that has a global flare to it! So , please go check out more of her SOCIAL platforms and tell her that The Purple Painted Lady sent you!
HOW TO MAINTAIN AND CLEAN YOUR PAINTED CABINETS:
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