Oh, yes. I’m big into chalkboard paint, but I’ve never tried CHALK paint. I suppose I could have ordered some or driven 35 miles to buy some, but I’ve heard it’s quite expensive. So…I decided to make my own chalk paint from one of the many online recipes.
I wanted to start with a small project, one that I could just trash if I messed it up. This vintage wooden leaf was an estate sale find from almost two years ago. It’s an impressive 20” in length and certainly needed a little help, so it became my first chalk paint project.
|Someone please tell me how these were used!|
Since it’s finally autumn, I decided to upgrade it with a shade of orange. I bought a sample of Valspar’s Fire Orange at Lowe's and mixed up my first batch of chalk paint.
I’ve always heard that chalk paint covers in one coat. Maybe it was my recipe or my paintbrush, but it took two coats for me.
After drying, I distressed the leaf and found the distressing part to be much easier with chalk paint than with regular paint. I like the results……..
I’m linking to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Potpourri Friday at 2805