For months, I have been dying to try chalk paint (not to be confused with chalkboard paint). I have heard the ramblings on about it's greatness, and how easy it is to use. I have drooled over chalk painted furniture that others have painted, and finally decided I better see what all of the fuss is about.
Well, I did...I made my own chalk paint using 1 and ½ tablespoons of un-sanded grout and 1 cup of satin paint. Everyone else says flat paint, but I had a sample of satin, and decided to try it...AMAZING!
Here is my desk before...
It was a dark cherry, and I had painted the top with white and green stripes. Well, my mood has changed. I am all into blues right now...I guess because I am dying for the beach!
I bought a new desk system at IKEA a few weeks ago, and decided to paint this one and use it as a display and maybe sell it in my shop. Now, I want it! I want to keep it sooo bad!!!
Doesn't it look fabulous in my living room?
I'm going to have to think long and hard about this one.
Okay, so now back to the chalk paint...
The question everybody is asking is why chalk paint?
Because you don't have to use primer, and it spreads on furniture like softened butter. It goes on amazingly well, and dries pretty quickly too.
When the paint is dry, you need to wax it, leave it for around 20 minutes, then polish it with a soft cloth.
I'm telling you, Matt should be scared! If he thought I had a thing for chalkboards, wait until he sees what happens to all of our furniture now! I am about to get to paintin' some furniture up in here!