|Phase I - bumpy project|
Not having a clue what I'm doing has never stopped me from trying new things. It only took a little encouragement, which I got from my last post, to jump into the world of chalk paint with both feet - all the way up to the elbows. I'm thrilled to share my process with my readers:
Step #1 - Google search for instructions OR use my favorite method - the Wing It.
|DIY Chalk Paint|
cheap thrifty, and since I would have had to
wait until Saturday to get to my Annie Sloan chalk paint stockist miles away, I
decided to try the highly touted DIY recipe at http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com, which is 1-1/2
cups latex paint (Valspar antique white), 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup plaster of
paris. I mixed it up in a big plastic mayo jar. Actually, Hellman's might have
been a good consistency to shoot for. My peanut butter chalk paint was maybe
a teensy tiny bit too thick. The Wing It method is full of surprises.
My magazine rack has a character that makes me think it may have been a high school shop project that did not get an A+. It boasts a crackledrip finish and lots of extra nooks, cracks and crannies where the piecesparts don't exactly match up. The
This morning I surveyed my work in the light of day. I think it is a fine looking
chalk adobe painted magazine rack!
Step #2 - find instructions for sanding...no...wait - I'll Wing It!