Hey y’all! I’m back with some more chalky paint goodness today! I’ve been painting up a storm using my favorite Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint, and since I have had a few questions about how it works, I thought I would share my easy tips for using chalky paint today along with a sneak peek at some projects I have been working on!
I’m going to demonstrate my tips on a small scale, because truthfully, when I start painting a piece of furniture, I really dial it in and usually forget to take photos in between. It also shows that you can use this paint on things other than furniture!
For this project, I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Relique and Americana Decor Creme Wax.
I started by painting the frame in Americana Decor’s version of white, Everlasting. Next I painted the entire frame in Relique. I used two thin coats, allowing it to thoroughly dry in between coats.
The finish is beautiful without wax if you like a matte finish, but the wax really brings out the color…
First, I wanted to distress the frame a big. I used a sanding block to lightly sand the edges a bit.
I love the way the white comes through a bit.
Using a waxing brush, I lightly pulled the wax over the paint.
Once the wax dried, I buffed it out using a clean white washcloth. (I use the same one for all of my chalky paint projects, washing in between uses)
Here is the finished frame, with a menu from Poppyseed Projects popped inside! Perfect for keeping our family in line and eating healthy! Wanna see a few more of the projects I have used the Americana Decor Chalky Paint on?
Chalky Paint Mason Jars…Click HERE to view!
The dining table and chairs in my breakfast nook…click HERE to view!
And…a sneak peek at the new chairs in the breakfast nook and the new kitchen island cart. I’ll be sharing those on the blog soon!
The new Americana Chalky Finish paint is available online at Home Depot! You can have it shipped straight to your front door, or you may have it delivered to your local Home Depot store and pick it up for free! Whoop!
So…what do you think? Have I gone a little chalky paint crazy, or do you think you may want to join me?