Every now and then I think to myself that I should probably stop painting all the things white. My husband says I have a problem. It’s too much. I’m out of control. I must be stopped. And while be may have a good point, today’s project doesn’t help his case. In fact, I am sharing a simple before and after that only deepens my love for white chalk paint. The project came about when I was looking to add a little more storage to our dining room. Lucky for me, I already had this cute little cabinet sitting in my son’s bedroom, just taking up space and serving no purpose at all.
Here’s the before:
Ok, confession time. I actually painted this cabinet about 3 years ago….Yes, I chose that dark blue. And for some reason I thought it was a good idea to leave the drawers alone. Have I mentioned before that I went through a color phase, in which I thought it was a fantastic idea to use as many colors as possible in every single room…It resulted in really busy, and somewhat stressful, decor choices. Thankfully I grew out of that.
And here’s the after, all purdy and white:
For this project I used a mix of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White and Pure White. I would say I did about 50/50 mix between the two, give or take. Honestly, I was trying to use up the last little bit in each can so I wasn’t measuring anything.
I also lightly distressed the edges to give it a little more dimension. I usually prefer doing this on a piece I’ve painted all white, it just spices it up a bit.
The top of this cabinet was stained with Java Gel Stain. You can find it here. I love this stuff. I highly recommend using it when you’re trying to create a super dark top like this, in contrast with the white paint. It’s my favorite combo.
Our dining room is a fairly small space, so little cabinet fits perfectly here. While it doesn’t offer a ton of storage, it’s great for my extra dish towels, aprons, and tablescape goodies.
This was such an easy project, but I absolutely love how this turned out. I just adore this little cabinet painted white and now it has a new life and purpose in our dining room. I can’t wait to get it full of treasures. What do you think? Let me know if the comments! Or find me on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.