Sunday, April 21, 2013

Homemade Chalk Paint Project

I have just completed my first project using chalk paint. I have ordered some Annie Sloan chalk paint but in the meantime decided to do over a small bench using a homemade chalk paint recipe. Here is the recipe I used:(my project was quite small so I made a little batch)

1 Cup Latex Flat Paint
2 Tablespoons Plaster of Paris
2 Tablespoons of Water

I mixed the Plaster of Paris and water first until smooth before adding it to the paint.

Here are some pictures of my project:

Due to the weather we had at the time, it actually dried a few days in between the painting and sanding.
I decided to sand before applying wax because it was little and we were outside. 

We sanded it and then applied the wax.
Here is the finished product. . .
I'm so happy with how it turned out. It looks really cute in the house.

I am excited to try out the Annie Sloan chalk paint. Mine will arrive this week. 
However, the homemade chalk paint did work out fine for this small project.

I'm linking up with Making the World Cuter!

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