Cleaning Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Kitchen Cabinets

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is HOT on the net, especially Pinterest.  It’s clear that many people are searching for ways to update their homes without spending a fortune.  One of my most popular post is my 6 Month Review of my Annie Sloan Painted & Waxed Kitchen Cabinets.  It’s no surprise!  People want to KNOW if it’s a durable option before taking the plunge.  Speaking of taking the plunge, check out how I Painted Our Kitchen Cabinets.

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Pigeon in the Parlour in Holly, Michigan.  Product was given to me in exchange for this post.  All thoughts and opinions of this product are my own.

Hey y’all!  I have something fun to share today.  Remember last month when a group of gals and I participated in a Secret Santa Gift Exchange?  Well, also in our box of goodies was a thrift item.  The rule was the item had to be under $5.  We would then transform or repurpose the item we received.  Today I’m revealing what I did with my very cool thrift item from Sharon over at Pretty Practical Home.

Here they are!  So cool, right?  I know I say this a lot, but RIGHT when I saw them, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them!

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop

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Want to hear something neat?  A shabby follower who read my post, My Shabby Cabs, was inspired to paint her OWN kitchen cabs!  She then gathered some friends and signed up for a painting class at Pigeon in the Parlour.  No, wait.  It doesn’t end there! This wonderful gal and I have a mutual friend and they invited ME to take class with them.  Pretty sweet, eh?  Here’s a snippet of our class.

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The table and supplies are waiting for us!  We’re eager to LEARN!

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(Emily, our teacher and owner of Pigeon in the Parlour)

We spoke about Annie Sloan and her wonderful products.  There’s a beautiful visual display in Pigeon in the Parlour’s classroom.

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We picked up some great tips on creating color tints and shades.

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Our sample board we each completed included several techniques.  We learned whitewashing, laying paint colors, aging and distressing, stippling with a brush and sponge, crackling and alligator skin.

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My FINAL piece!

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Isn’t that lovely?  The options and results are ENDLESS! Each one of our boards were different which shows how everyone has their own style.  It’s a wonderful class and again, I highly recommend it.

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 Interested in a class? Check out their Workshops!