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.
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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