Image By: Mr. DIY Dork Via Youtube and @jjstarsinic Via Instagram
I have been a fan of chalk paint ever since I went to my friend’s house in Dallas and saw the amazing transformation she had done to her furniture using chalk paint. Her furniture was all traditional mahogany wood and looked rather dark. All her pieces were well made and quite gorgeous but the overall vibe was a bit dark and heavy. When I walked into her new house and saw the transformation, I was completely in awe. She had used Annie Sloan chalk paint to customize every piece of furniture she had. The overall effect was light and airy, a true farmhouse effect that looked so trendy and up to the minute. I don’t know if anyone has ever shopped for Annie Sloan’s chalk paint, it is really the best chalk paint around, but it also can be pricy and hard to find. For those reasons, I started searching Youtube for recipes to make my own chalk paint and I found a great tutorial by Mr. DIY Dork. This tutorial explains exactly how to make chalk paint and isn’t difficult at all.
First, you will mix a Plaster of Paris slurry that you will add to your flat latex paint.
Then, you mix the latex paint and Plaster of Paris with a fork, you can also use an immersion blender.
This is a great tutorial and Mr. DIY Dork also tells us how to sand and seal our chalk painted surfaces. This video really helped me tackle all my painting projects.