Ever Since I saw Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I fell in love but I did not love the price tag! I have been on the look out for a recipe for the chalky paint. My recipe is a little different from the ones I found.
Here is my recipe:
1 Cup of flat latex paint
1 Tablespoon of unsanded grout
water (add this the 2nd try)
With this chalk paint there is no prep work. I simply brushed on the paint with a plain paint brush. The first time I tried this it was kind of a mess! The paint was VERY gritty and hard to work with. The second time I tried the chalk paint I mixed a little bit of water with the grout and then added the mixture to paint! The result was SOOOO much better! The paint was very smooth but don’t get me wrong the paint was thick but it was way better.
The dresser I used my homemade chalk on is a great piece that I bought from my aunt. It is the perfect dresser to help finish Millie’s room.
I used Oriental Silk by Behr for the base of the dresser and then I used Cream Rose by Behr for the drawers.
What I love about the Chalk paint is that when you distress, the paint has a very soft and dusty. It gives the look of perfectly “petinaed” piece of furniture.
I used my sanding to buff around the edges then to finished off the dresser I used a rag and polished on Howard citrus-shield paste wax that I found at Home Depot.
I totally love it!!! I will use my DIY chalk paint again! The soft pink and creamy white is a perfect match for this piece!
What do you think? Do you like the two toned look?