Saturday, January 12, 2013

Putting Chalk Paint to the TEST

Since the weather here in Tennessee has been so rainy and dreary, I've not wanted to start a large project. Soooo, I thought I'd just gather several small projects and tackle them all at once. I mixed up a batch of my homemade chalk paint (RECIPE HERE), and then just tried it on all these different surfaces.

We already know how wonderful chalk paint works on wood.
But, what about this piece above?  The cherub candle stand is made of resin.
And these cherub wall plaques are made of some type of plastic.
The frame of this vanity mirror is metal.
Yes, it worked great on metal!!!
 I love the soft finish the chalk paint left on this little ceramic cherub box above.
To keep the finished product from looking so SOLID white, I used the end of the brush and stippled the paint on.
This gives the piece more of a marble or stone look.
And, here's the resin piece.  Yelp.  It worked like a charm.
I also did a china piece and several picture frames, but I'll save pictures of those pieces for another day.
Maybe thinking about Valentine's Day caused me to drag out all of these cherubs/cupids.  Anyway, I think I had a fairly productive day.  And, now I know that chalk paint WILL WORK on all these surfaces.  One resin candle stand, two plastic wall hangers, one mini ceramic box, a metal vanity mirror frame, and a sweet shabby white plant stand.
Have you tried chalk paint on a surface that I've not talked about here?
Sharing at these parties:


  1. These are all just so lovely. I have recently made chalk paint with plaster of paris,and tackled a dressing table with really good results. I haven't tried it on any other surface yet. You have given me lots of ideas,thank you :)

    1. Plaster of Paris is the only recipe I've tried too. Thanks for coming by, Jeanette Ann!!! 8-)

  2. I painted over a painting to make a chalkboard. It took two coats, but the painting was gone.
    I also painted over a mirror to make a chalk board. Again it took two coats, but you would never know it was glass!

    1. Thanks Susan. I haven't tried a mirror or painting. But, now I know. 8-)

  3. Those cherubs look sooo much better white! love them!

  4. So far, I haven't found anything that my home made chalk paint won't stick to without using primer!

    1. I've not used primer yet. What kind of primer do you use?

  5. All the pieces turned out great Candy. So happy to know that chalk paint has endless uses!

    Thanks a mil!

    1. Thanks for stopping in and always leaving a comment, Sumaya. I appreicate cha !!!!

  6. I have never made home made chalk paint before but I am getting ready to paint an antique dresser with some of AS's stuff. My first time with that too. It's rainy here too....for the last couple of weeks and I keep putting this big job off. :) I absolutely adore that tea cart in your photo.

    1. Thanks Lynn. I love the teacart too. A girlfriend, who knew I'd love it, brought it to me. GOOD LUCK painting your dresser.

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  9. All of your pieces look great-way to go! I really love all the cherub's, especially this time of year!


    1. Gettin ready for Valentine's Day. THANKS, Trisha.

  10. Love the way you transformed these totally different pieces. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Great to know Candy! I may whip out some of my homemade chalk paint in the next week. We may hit 70 on Wednesday!! Thanks for shaing this at the party this week :-)

  12. Amazing how the paint changed the texture of them! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  14. Amazing!!! I have to try chalk-paint too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

  15. Love that mirror.....some great stuff there. I have never tried that technique

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