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Chalky Finish Farmhouse Cupboard

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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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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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


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.
  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.
  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.
  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.