Fixing a mess up!

Is it just me or do you ever get in a re-do mode and want to paint, or stain something  just to spruce it up?  Well, I had just finished sanding and staining a wood door in our entry room and loved how it turned out and figured, "hey I can do that on my pantry doors too".  But this was just the start of the problem I was about to incur.  Not every door in our house is real wood, so I figured these two doors that are actual wood would kind of spruce up the look in my kitchen and entry way.  Not sure what I was thinking after I started sanding my kitchen pantry doors, to realize, they were not real wood!  BUMMER!!!   I so wish I had a picture of the doors after I sanded them, then tried staining them, then painted them!  Oh my, it was horrible.  I had to take them off and put them in the basement they looked so bad!  So, finally when I had more time to put into them I decided I was going to just paint them and finish them a whole different way!

I started painting both doors with flat wall/trim paint from Premium Royal. This color is called secret garden and its kind of an antique teal! I painted my whole fireplace in it at one point (not sure my husband still loves it…)!  


Then I took a flat enamel from Clark & Kensington Paint + Primer in one called whisper white, kind of a creamy off white color and flat brushed over the other color.  I usually get all our paint from our local ace because everyone in there knows you and is so friendly.  I love when they ask me what project I'm working on next and can offer me suggestions on things to do or help with finding the right products/tools and supplies. 


 After flat brushing the whisper white, I took Annie Sloan brown wax with a old dish rag and started waxing the doors!  There is so many different techniques to using Annie Sloan paints.  You can find tutorials on youtube or you can check out classes at a local store near you! Here is the beginning of brown waxing on the door to the right.


After perfecting how I wanted the depth of the waxing to look, they just need knobs to put on!  Hobby Lobby has all the awesome knobs!   Make sure you check your coupons because they usually have things marked off and knobs that I have always got have been marked down 50 % off!  What a great deal!









I love the look of my antique shabby sheek doors for my pantry!  


 Till next time,

Cooped Up Cowboys Wife