Dear readers. Here is a recipe for chalk paint. If you are wondering what is chalk paint and why should you care, well....if you are considering painting furniture and/or home decor, chalk paint is versatile and fun to use. Yes, fun! Chalk paint can be used on just about any surface without much prep, if any. The finish has a vintage look and distressing is a piece of cake. The furniture pictured below were painted by moi AND without prepping. No sanding or stripping. I just cleaned my piece and went straight to painting.
|I bought this little caned bottom chair from Salvation Army for $12. It wasn't in the best shape so I decided to paint it. The wood was very bare and dry.|
|I love the matte finish of the chalk paint. This chair would be very easy to distressed but right now, I am liking the unblemished surface.|
|I think the finish of chalk paint is lovely.|
|Finished and sitting pretty now in the bathroom!|
So, this pin from Pinterest was a huge success. I was in "chalk paint" madness state of mind, yesterday. My husband was concerned I would be hauling out all of the furniture and painting it with chalk paint. He even feared, if he stood still long enough, I would paint him too! I have to confess, I have been looking around the house for what to paint next. But in the meantime, off to try another Pinterest DIY.
If you haven't checked out last week's blog posting of ballerina's, please do. Hopefully, it will make your heart soar.