Kitchen Accessories


I thought I would have a rummage around in my spare bits and pieces box, to see if I could find anything wooden to paint.  I found this little wooden kitchen shelf, complete with tools.

Kitchen Shelf

I painted a base coat of light blue and a top coat of clotted cream chalk paint. Then painted the tools and rolling pin to match.

Kitchen Shelf

The Shelf was distressed to look as if the tools had worn away the paint at the back of the shelf.


Showing the tools and rolling pin on one of my other pieces of furniture.

Kitchen Shelf


Kitchen Shelf

It is amazing how using paint on the furniture changes it so much, a simple kitchen shelf is totally transformed, with a character of its own.


While I was painting the kitchen shelf, I thought I would have a bit of a play around with a rolling-pin I had. I painted the base colour yellow and the top coat blue, I then buffed it up with antique wax.

Rolling Pin

I will have to have a rummage amongst my other bits and pieces to see what else I can paint.


[With pictures follow link above]

  1. Clean your chosen piece of furniture with white spirit, sand any rough areas, with a fine sandpaper. It is a good idea to remove and sand any furniture which is heavily varnished, also remove any residue glue around joints, enabling the paint will adhere better.
  2. Paint the entire piece in the base coat colour of chalk paint you have selected. When dry add a second coat of the same colour or a different one depending on the look you want to achieve.
  3. When the paint is dry, start sanding the areas that would naturally end up looking worn or distressed, corners, edges, sides of legs and tops of drawers. To get a nice smooth surface sand very gently all over the furniture.
  4. Finish with a layer of wax, [either clear or tinted, depending on the result you want.] this will enhance the paint, giving your furniture a lovely silky smooth finish. You can use varnish instead of wax, but I think wax gives a better finish.

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