Okay, as you can see, I’m still on my Chalk Paint kick. My hubby is out of town this week so I was able to knock this dresser out in two days! I just used green and white acrylic paint mixed with my Plaster of Paris Chalk Paint recipe. (2 tbs of PoP, 2tbs of water to 1 cup of paint) I also used a Minwax Kona stain after I applied one coat of clear Minwax to give it a darker, worn appearance. Here is this finished look.
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! 🙂
Midway Point (just the bases painted)…
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.
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.
photo credit: turnstylevogue.com
photo credit: Decorating-Ideas-Made-Easy.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