Distressing a cupboard with Chalk Paint

You can quickly create an authentic distressed look with Chalk Paint

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Sherry found this small cupboard and wanted to transform it with a distressed paint effect.

Remember you don't have to sand before using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, so you can quickly get started applying the paint.

Sherry used Primer Red as the base coat, painting the cupboard both inside and out.

Once the Primer Red was dry, Sherry applied a coat of Old White over the top of the exterior.

After waiting for the white coat to dry, Sherry sanded areas of the white paint to expose the red.

Sherry wanted to create a heavily distressed look, so sanded heavily. You control how distressed the final look is by the amount you sand, so stand back and observe the piece as you work.