I’ve been sharing a few stories (insta-stories) where I am using my DIY Chalk paint. While the recipe I use lives in a highlight on good ol’ IG I thought I should have a better home base for it.
I first made my own chalk paint when I was working on Madeline’s dresser. I knew I wanted her to have a pink dresser and I knew I was not buying the Pottery Barn one. Ain’t no kid gonna have a fancier dresser than me! My mom found an awesome one at Habitat for Humanity and I was going to paint it.
I started with Rustoleum’s Blush Pink Chalk Paint which was a great paint. But it was NOT the color that I envisioned or that went with the adorable wallpaper I had picked out. I needed something brighter. The problem with most “ready-made” chalk paint is that the color was limited. I went on to research and found that you can, in fact, make your own chalk paint from ANY PAINT COLOR.
The door had one coat of my DIY Chalk Paint and everything surrounding it was two coats the Rustoleum Chalk Paint (too light – almost white)
I. WAS. SOLD.
There are a few different variations of DIY Chalk Paint but this is the one I use:
Why Chalk Paint? Because it sticks to almost anything! Regular paint will peel, chip or just plain not adhere to a lot of surfaces. Or you have to sand and prep your piece.
Below are a few of the projects I’ve used chalk paint on! I’ll add more as we continue on.
And if you make your own and paint … Tag me! I’d love to see!
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