Chalk Painted Armoire

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My friend and client, Kim Turner, asked me to chalk paint her kitchen island. It was such a fun project and made a difference in her kitchen’s overall look. BUT, then she asked me to take on this little (ok this BIG) happy in her home! I loved it!


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First I painted it two coats of Annie Sloan Paris Gray.


Then the fun began! I did a full wash with Annie Sloan Graphite – a highly diluted wash, too. With an old tattered brush from Lowes, I washed it all. It really deepened the Paris Gray to the tone she was looking for.


Then, with an even fainter wash, I used Annie Sloan Old White. Pulled the white wash through with another highly diluted ragged old brush.

After it was all applied, it was time for Annie Sloan Clear Wax and a DRY BRUSH of granite again…to make the finish have a very light dusty look of the graphite. Last, I sealed it all with another dry brush of light Annie Sloan Dark Wax.

To get the sliver leafing and gold leafing detail, I used Annie Sloan products again. The added detail to the handles and trim mold and pulls gave it just that little touch of “extra” she was looking for.  (Her doors are open because it’s still curing.)

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lisa rippy

I’m Lisa Rippy, a happily married woman to my wonderful Rip. We have 5 children and we live right outside of Madison, MS. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love for all things “homey” from decorating, simplifying, remodeling, organizing and simply turning a house into a "Home Sweet Home." My passion is helping families live the life they long for in the interior of their hearts and homes. It all requires thought, planning and work that Rip and I both love to do! But if there is anything at all I can do to help you and your home life, please reach out to me. Nothing would thrill me more than to inspire YOUR heart and home!


  1. Sandy Marshall-Hipple on December 13, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Looks great. I am addicted to chalk paint!

    • Lisa Rippy on December 13, 2015 at 11:23 am

      Me too! Once I attended a workshop, I knew I was hooked!

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