This Chalk Paint Crafty Challenge turned into a two parter. In the “almost done” post I gave a couple tips of what not to do with chalk paint, and shared our comic relief from a stressful week. I’m happy to report that last Friday we did hear from our new landlord, and we will be moving into our new home this week. That was a huge weight lifted!
Over the weekend I took breaks from packing to work on finishing the side table. The texture and finish of the paint / table is beautiful. This will be the first of many chalk painted projects in my future.
Something to Paint (duh)
Chalk Paint – there are a few options available – powder that you mix with water, then with your selected color of latex paint. There is also the chalk paint all mixed up and ready to go; many different brands available, but I’ve also seen recipes for making your own chalk paint powder on Pinterest (plaster of paris).
Latex Paint – I used the Websters Chalk Paint Powder so I also needed the actual paint
Paint Brushes – NO rollers, or sponge paint brushes
Sand Paper for distressing
Cheese Cloth for applying the finishing wax
Minwax finishing wax
Even though I distressed this table, I’ve decided after we move I’m going to go back over it and “un-distress”. I think it looked better.
If you’re ever in need of inspiration for painting your own pieces, go check out Shangri-La Lane. I’ve been following Julia for a couple years now, and she always amazes me, and paints the most beautiful pieces!
Side note conversation (only because it was in my stack of books) – if you are a fan of estate sales, thrift stores, or yard sales, I would recommend Lara Spencer’s book “I Brake for Yard Sales”. It’s a great read and reference book to have on hand.
I’ll be back on Tuesday to announce my Atomic Hostess Crafty Challenge for the week….I’m thinking something fall or Halloween (my version of a rain dance to get past this heat wave!).