A couple of years ago, I bought this cute little table at a yard sale. I didn’t really need it, I just liked it. I figured I’d find a use for some day, you know how that goes.
Over the years, I’d ask myself questions like should I paint it, what color, where will I use it, should I keep it or sell it? Of course, I’d end up doing nothing. And then, I heard about chalk painting.
At first, I thought I had to take it right down to the bare wood before I did anything. I didn’t realize all I needed to do was just paint, give a slight sanding, then wax. Now, that’s my kind of project. If it weren’t for the fact that I’m going to be redoing my kitchen cabinets, I probably wouldn’t have done this. I figured if the chalk painting went well on a small piece of furniture, I would go ahead and attempt it on my kitchen cabinets.
I decided to make good use of all the sample paint jars I had laying around.
It took only a few minutes to mix everything up. All I needed to do was paint.
Here’s the Chalk Paint recipe -
3 Tablespoons Plaster of Paris
2 Tablespoons HOT water (it blends better)
1 Cup (8 oz) water based paint
Mix the Plaster/water mixture in a separate container to ensure smooth consistency.
Add to paint and stir well.
I didn’t use a heavy hand with the paint. Once I finished, it was just a matter of how much sanding to do.
All that’s needed is a coat of wax and the antiquing glaze.
Guess what was on sale at Lowes’? Jackpot!
I’ll give you an update when I get the table completely finished, so stay tuned.