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Chalky Finish Farmhouse Cupboard

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Chalky Finish Farmhouse Cupboard
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Chalky Finish Farmhouse Cupboard

Chalky Finish Farmhouse Cupboard

designed by Linda Dresselhaus

Give a vintage farmhouse look to your living space when you re-do an old cupboard with Chalky Finish paint.

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Americana Decor® Accessories

  • Waxing & Finishing Brush (ADB01)

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Everlasting (ADC01)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • sandpaper
  • 2" flat brush
  • soft cloth or old T-shirt
  • wooden hutch and dresser base


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use the cloth to wipe down the furniture pieces to remove dust, etc.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 2" flat brush and Everlasting to apply one or two coats to both furniture pieces, painting over the hardware as well as the wood.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Once dry, distress the paint with sandpaper to allow some of the original wood finish to show through in areas where wear would naturally occur. For example: around handles and on edges.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Wipe down the furniture pieces with a soft cloth or use vacuum cleaner to remove all dust.
  5. Using a waxing brush, apply an even coat of Clear Crème Wax over the entire piece, including the hardware. When dry to the touch, buff the wax to a smooth finish.


Distressing can also be accomplished with a damp cloth before paint is totally dry/cured.

For smooth brushstrokes, paint in the direction of the wood grain. Also, better quality brushes result in a smoother finish. Use inexpensive chip bristle brushes if obvious brush strokes and texture are desired.

When waxing, light coats will make for an easier buffing process.