After finding this recipe on how to make DIY chalk paint, I decided to give it a try. I figured I didn’t have that much to lose, since it would be significantly cheaper than buying the real stuff from Annie Sloan. So off to Home Depot I went to gather up some paint samples and Plaster of Paris.
The blue paint mixed easily & painting with it was a breeze. Below you can see my progress on that old wooden frame someone donated to the universe a few weeks ago.
The yellow paint was a different story. Below you can see the coverage I got on my first coat. Yikes! About 75 coats later (well more like 6, but you know what I mean) it looks a little better, but I still have much streakiness on the legs and back spindels. I think I might give it one last coat this evening & then attack it with some sandpaper when it’s dry. Other than time, I’ve invested less than $10 in this chair (including the chair itself) so if I end up donating it to the universe, I’m okay with that too.
What did you do this weekend? Any chalk paint experiments? Other craft experiments?