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DIY Chalk Paint Project (Part One)

Here is an update on my DIY Chalk Paint Project. I started out with three small tables that were all different shades. I decided to start with just painting the bases my pretty Bali Bliss teal color. I’m still undecided what color to do on the tops..maybe I’ll just do black. I was given two of the tables and the smallest one was a really cheap purchase from Target so at least I’m not too worried if it turns into a hot mess! 🙂

BEFORE…

IMG_0947 IMG_0946 IMG_0948 DIY Chalk Paint Tables

Midway Point (just the bases painted)…

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DIY Chalk Paint Project

I’ve found a new DIY project that I’m really excited to try- DIY Chalk Paint! I think the most popular brand that people use is the Ann Sloan chalk paint brand but after talking to my sister she let me in on a little “not so well kept” secret- You can make your own chalk paint for wayyyy cheaper than name brands. You just use Plaster of Paris, Hot Water, Finishing Wax and your Paint! Super Easy! Here is recipe I found online and you are able to use this paint on almost any surface with no primer…wood, metal, glass, vinyl, leather, fabric.

http://www.patricia-krank.blogspot.ca/2012/07/3-homemade-chalk-paint-recipes-reviewed.html

photo credit: Patricia-Krank Blog

I’m still trying to decide what my colors should be but here are a few pictures that I’m using for inspiration.

Buffet-Makeover-Chalk-Paint-Sunny-Daze-www.turnstylevogue.com-2_thumb

photo credit: turnstylevogue.com

http://www.turnstylevogue.com/2013/04/furniture-debut-sunny-daze/photo credit: Decorating-Ideas-Made-Easy.com

http://relovedrubbish.blogspot.com/photo credit: RelovedRubish

I have already purchased 2 BEHR Premium Plus Flat Paint samples for $2.95 each in a a dark yellow and a teal color. I also purchased my Plaster of Paris for $9.95 and my Miniwax Finishing Wax for around $9 all at Home Depot. The process seams pretty simple, you mix your recipe, paint the item, wax, then sand for a distressed look if desired. (no priming usually needed). I’ll let you know how it turns our with some pics soon! Have a great day! ~Hope