Friday, March 30, 2012

CHALK PAINT RECIPES AND TUTORIAL

Okay, so I promised to give you a quick tutorial on the projects in my last post..... click here to see.
Like many in the blogging community, I'd heard great things about chalk paint.  But, most of the goodies that I paint are for RESALE, so I cannot pay the prices that I'm hearing that stuff cost.  Plus it is not sold in my area.  So, I'll either have to jump into the truck and drive about 80 miles to buy it, OR order it online and pay EXTRA to have it shipped to me.  Sooooo, like many, again, I decided to MAKE MY OWN.  

And, I also wanted to try it on really difficult pieces.  This little table is NOT real wood.  I think maybe it is press wood, not sure.  But anyway, a difficult piece when you're talking about the paint adhering to the surface.


The recipe I decided to try I found HERE.  I tried the plaster of Paris mixture.  It seemed really thin, but it did GRAB to the surface.  After two coats, I gave the piece a good sanding, distressing around the edges.  And, I really did like the finished product.  I tried on these two small tables first, but then graduated on to the rocker in my last post.


This pie crust table even had BLACK ENAMEL paint on it.  Annnd, to my surprise, my new paint mixture STUCK TIGHT.  This one, I sanded back where you could see the black and yellow under layers.  Loved it!!!  

Okay, you've gotta give it a try.  Honestly, I hated painting with it, but I loved the finished product.  And, anything that lets you SKIP the prep stages..........well, I'm all for it.

These are some other links that have chalk paint recipes.  Take a look.
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Check these out and let me know which recipe you like the best.  THANKS and I'll see ya'll next time.


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33 comments:

  1. Hi Candy,

    For the last 2days, I did sanding, filling holes,sanding again a captain's chair...I've decided to make my very first chalk paint thanks to your post!
    (I was kind of ready to go buy ASCP, but no!)
    You say the one with plaster of Paris really stuck tight, so that's what I'm going to try...
    Thank you for the info!!

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    1. Good Luck, Sayuri. You must share pics when you finish.

      COME BACK SOON.

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  2. Oh thank you so much for this!! I also live in an area where it is not available and I also want to save money...

    Your pieces look fantastic, can't decide if I like the blue of green best.

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  3. Thanks, Angela. The mixture I used was really thin, so when I mix a new batch, I will use more paint. COME BACK TO SEE ME SOON.

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  4. Great resource!!! I also follow you on GFC!!!

    XO, Aimee

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  5. Thanks for the paint recipes . . . looking forward to my next project where I can use one of them. Just found your delightful blog. I'm looking forward to having time to really dig into your amazing past posts. Your newest follower, Connie :) Come visit my humble blog. My welcome mat is always out, maybe you'll decide to follow me too. (just an old retired lady having some fun with my art and many interests).

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  6. Thanks for finding me, I'm following you now too! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  7. These pieces look great! Would you mind sharing what color blue that is? It's so hard to find the perfect color! New follower here!

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    1. Lisa, I had the color special mixed. But, I did take a small bottle of craft paint to the paint store for them to copy. It was Americana Dessert Turquoise. Then I mixed the paint with plaster of Paris thinned with water.....and I think this made the color a little lighter. GOOD LUCK and come back to see me. 8-)

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    2. ohh a big thank you Candy! I already came back today and saw your new dresser, it looks gorgeous! many many thanks my dear!

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  8. Candy, these pieces are amazing! I appreciate the recipes! What great resources! I have tried Calcium Carbonate and it worked very well for me. I'm now following on GFC. I love what I see! I look forward to more inspiring posts!

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    1. THANKS SO MUCH, Betsy. Hope to see you again soon.

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  9. Thanks Candy for sharing these recipes! I love your pieces! I see chalk painting in my future.

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  10. GREAT. You'll have to share when you do.

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  11. Your guest post has been number one on my blog all week! Thank you!!!

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  12. Thank you so much for the chalk paint recipes I am a beginner and also a new blogger and have heard about the AS chalk paint and thought I would love to try that....but I agree with you... where in the heck would I get all that $ for the purchase and the shipping... Thanks so much glad I logged on :)

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  13. Hello, this is great info but I haven't seen recipes for using baking soda in place of the other "chalk" ingredients as in grout, or calcium carbonate. I used baking soda as per the recipe from this tutorial here http://www.centsiblechic.com/2011/11/homemade-chalk-paint.html and it worked fine as long as you mixed the baking soda with the water first, then into the paint. I painted my garden gate which you can see here http://fairycafeandgarden.blogspot.com/2012/05/garden-front-gate.html and I do love how it stretches the paint and goes on silkier and dries faster. blessings, Lady

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  14. Thanks for linking with me!

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    1. P.S. Following you on Linky Followers now :)

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  15. A quick note to say thanks for linky up with I Gotta Try That Monday! This darling table was featured this week so come on over an grab a featured button. Thanks for sharing your creativeness.
    Marcie
    www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  16. I love the green of this table! It looks fabulous! I would love for you to link up at my party going on now on The Crafty Blog Stalker! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-stalking-thursday-46.html

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  17. love this and yes will try some more make my own...just a little at a time and the baking soda interesting..because that was my big complain on my first attempt...wanted creamer..and less streaky...

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  18. They all turned out great!! I love the yellow and black peeking through when you distressed that table. I love the cost of the home-made chalk paint...and I got the recipe from the same site you did. I love how little I had to use on the night stand I did as my first attempt, and I did 3 coats!
    Debbie :)

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  19. All you pieces turned out great, but loving the green color of the first one! I've not tried any home made chalk paint, but I have set of 5 pieces of Sears bonnet laminate furniture sitting in the garage so chalk paint it will be! So of all the chalk paint recipes you tried which 1 did you like best! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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    1. Actually, Cathy, the only recipe I have tried is the plaster of paris. But, I've heard of several others that have used the grout mixture and really like it also.
      BEST OF LUCK, and thanks for stopping by. 8-)

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  20. Hi Candy! Thanks for sharing this on my first linky party at The Rustic Pig. I make the chalk paint with plaster or paris too! I've heard making it with unsanded grout works better, but I haven't tried that yet. I really love the green you used on this table!!

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  21. Candy,
    Great tutorial! I love the little blue pie crust table. Wish I lived closer :)
    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.
    Michelle

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  22. Awesome post...pinned it for future reference! :D

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  23. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the FB add! LOVE these chalk paint projects of yours! I am definitely going to have to try it!! :) Claire

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  25. What do you use as a finish?

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