I used homemade chalk paint (1 cup latex and 1/4 cup baking soda). The paint color I used is called Posh Red by Valspar and I used a glaze to darken it a little. I added new hardware from Hobby Lobby, distressed along the edges and and sealed with Johnson's Paste Wax.
Why Sea Salt is Becoming the ‘Chameleon’ Color You Can’t Say No To
What I love about Sea Salt (SW 6204), by Sherwin-Williams, is that it is a chameleon of a color. It’s blue, gray, and green, all at the same time. This means, it presents itself differently, depending on the room lighting and surroundings. Here are some examples.
great tutorial (this and others) on painting and glazing furniture "For this piece i used Valspar (Lowes) translucent mixing glaze and walnut stain (you can use any color of stain, or even paint). I mix mine about 3:1" Sweet Pickins Furniture
I love the red island with the black cabinets; I believe I'm going with rustic cherry in chocolate with an ebony glaze for the main cabinets; Vintage Cardinal for the island and Vintage Onyx for the plate rack/cupboard unit Kitchen, Classically Traditional, Photo 1 - KraftMaid Photo Gallery
ANTIQUING FURNITURE 1 part of Min Wax's Dark Walnut with 2 parts Valspar's Clear Mixing Glaze. #1 paint your item your desired color #2 Distress it. I wanted white to show through so I first primed it and then painted the pink over the top. #3 Brush your above mixture all over. paint on the stain glaze mixture and then wipe it off.