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How to chalk paint your cupboards {with Granny B’s}

If you’ve got laminate cupboards with a faux wood look or in a colour you’re not a fan of… this is the perfect post for you! We moved in last year and since then I’ve made good progress in the girls’ room, but the cupboard doors were just not fitting in with the fresh look of the room. Granny B’s had sent through some paint for some other projects and I had some Daisy white leftover, so I decided to give the cupboard doors a makeover, too.

The process is very simple, but it does take some time. There are also things that I didn’t do, which I will reiterate later in this post, but first, let’s cover what you’ll need.


Granny B’s Armour Sealer
Granny B’s Chalk Paint (I used about 1L-1.5L of Daisy White)
Foam Roller
I also replaced the handles with some modern black ones from Gelmar


Prep the doors
I began by removing the doors and handles. I wiped the doors with a damp cloth and a natural cleaner and allow them to dry fully. I think this is a crucial step before beginning.

The other thing I could’ve done to better prepare the doors was to give them a coat or two of the Armour Sealer before painting, but I didn’t think it was necessary. Now, I wish I had done that, as there are a few slight imperfections and spots where the paint coverage isn’t 100%. This step will help achieve an even finish and prevent any potential spots or imperfections.

Coat of Armour ~ see what I did there 😉 haha
Using a foam roller apply 1-2 coats of Armour Sealer (dry for an hour in between coats) and leave to dry overnight, once all the coats are complete.

Paint Away
Using a foam roller apply 2-3 coats of chalk paint in a colour of your choosing. (Allow about an hour between coats) and leave to dry for 8 hours or overnight.

The Final Seal
Seal with Armour Sealer (heavy duty) or Classic Sealer. 2 coats should be sufficient, but go for 3, if you’d like extra coverage.

Before & After

That’s literally it. Once all the painting is done, put your doors back up and admire your handy work. It’s a simple process, but with multiple doors and multiple coats, it can be quite time-consuming. I think it is so worth it to achieve a fresh new look.

Here’s a before and after of our cupboards. I’m very happy with the end result.

BEFORE – wood look laminate/melamine

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Let me know if you try this, or if you’re excited to give it a go soon! I would love to see your before and afters, too.

Love, Mix

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