Chalk Paint Reveal – AH Crafty Challenge

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.

Supplies Needed:

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.

Chalk Paint Crafty Challenge Before

Chalk Paint Crafty Challenge Before

Side table after chalk paint - I read up on what type of paint brushes. Of course the big flat headed brushes, but many also recommend these cheapy options.

Side table after chalk paint & shabby distressing. I read up on what type of paint brushes to use with chalk paint; of course the big flat headed brushes, but many also recommend these cheapy options.

Chalk Paint Side Table After. p.s. have you read Lara Spencer's book "I Brake for Yard Sales"? I love her book, reference it all the time, and cannot wait to get her new one.

Chalk Paint Side Table After. p.s. have you read Lara Spencer’s book “I Brake for Yard Sales”? I love her book, reference it all the time, and cannot wait to get her new one.

Chalk Paint Side Table After. This was my first chalk paint project, and I love it. The texture and finish are gorgeous.

Chalk Paint Side Table After. This was my first chalk paint project, and I love it. The texture and finish are gorgeous.

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!).

8 thoughts on “Chalk Paint Reveal – AH Crafty Challenge

  1. whosaprettygirl says:

    I’m going to have to agree with you on this one…lovin’ the un-distressed look better. On a side note, you were totally on my mind when I was at the thrift store earlier today…I visited the housewares department and was totally disappointed. 😦 Oh well…next time!!

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