Rust-Oleum Project

Chalk It Up To Good Taste

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    Cabinet Transformation Submitted by Marion M
  • Cherry Pantry Stool
chalk it up to good tasteAfter
chalk it up to good taste After
  1. Prepare your wall for painting by wiping it clean with a damp cloth and repairing any cracks or holes. Place your drop cloth on the floor to protect if from any spills or drips.
  2. Using a paint tray and roller, apply the American Accents® Craft & Hobby Enamel in Buttercup to the top half of the wall and let dry.
  3. Take your wainscoting outdoors and cover nearby items with drop cloths to protect them from spray mist. Lightly sand the wainscoting and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  4. Spray the wainscoting with your American Accents® Crackle Creations Kit base coat and let dry. (Be sure to read the directions in the kit for the nitty gritty information like dry times.)
  5. Spray the top coat of the crackle kit and watch the magic start to happen. Be sure not to spray too thin of a coat. The thicker you apply the second coat, the bigger your crackles will be.
  6. While you're wainscoting is drying, measure out where the chalkboard paint will sit. You'll want it to be at least 12 above where the wainscoting will start. Tape off the top and be sure to paint just below where the wainscoting will sit. 
  7. Next, apply the Rust-Oleum® Specialty Chalkboard Brush-On. When everything is dry, attach the wainscoting to the wall. Use stencils or stamps to apply a leaf or other design to the chalkboard backsplash.
  8. Keep grocery lists or fun notes to family on your new backsplash while you enjoy your sunny new kitchen.