I have a secret...
I have never painted with that famous chalk-y paint... you know the one I speak of, right??
I know, it's a shame....but I haven't been able to bring myself to pay the price.
For the time being, since I am new to painting furniture, I use my homemade version of chalk-y paint and so far I am loving the results I am getting
To make it...
2 tablespoons unsanded grout to 1 cup of flat paint
I used my free Clark + Kensington paint from Ace Hardware
The color is Venice Beach
I started with this piece...my mom rescued it for me.
It was in pretty bad shape...
My favorite thing about chalk-y paint is that there is no sanding needed!
Just make sure the mixture is nice and smooth before you start.
I painted on a few good coats, let it dry and then I distressed it with a fine grit sand paper and hand sanded it to shabby non perfection, perfection
It found a home in my art studio for the time being....
How about you? Have you painted anything with homemade chalk-y paint before? Or is it time that I bite the bullet and start buying some Annie??
I would love to hear what you think, Thanks so much for stopping by!