Chalk Paint…..oh how I love thee

Wow! is all I can say.  I first heard about it here from Miss Mustard Seed.  Then I went here & placed my order and had a wonderful chat on the phone with the owner.  So today when the UPS man rang my doorbell-I about tackled him to get that box outta his hands.  Unfortunately I dont have an amazing piece of furniture to paint (yet) so I grabbed the next best thing- a mirror.



Now with this paint there is no sanding & no priming – should I repeat that? NO SANDING NO PRIMING!  and its water-based.


For this project here’s what I used:



Chalk paint in Paris Grey & Old White.  Minwax clear wax paste & Fiddes & Sons antique paste which I heard about again from Miss Mustard Seed here.  Now for technique- people I am NO teacher and honestly I have no clue what Im doing- so for tutorials please, please visit Miss Mustard Seed.  But honestly all I did was slap it on with an old paint brush- wait for it to dry-applied the wax paste-applied the antique paste-wiped off the excess and I was done! D-O-N-E.


Here’s the frame after the paint had dried and before the waxes  were applied (and to be honest I liked it enough to leave it at that) but if you are wanting the worn, antique look and want to seal your piece-apply the wax.





And here’s the after (yes shot with my camera phone-*sigh* one day I’ll have a big girl camera!)



LOVE!!


I am planning on using these paints on my mothers old baby chest.  She has moved into a new home recently and wants me to update it for her.  I’ll keep you posted on the progress of that.


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7 thoughts on “Chalk Paint…..oh how I love thee”

  1. Um, I must be living under a rock because I’m just new seeing your new blog redesign! Hello, beautiful! And your profile pic! Hello beautiful, again!

    I was thinking of you all day today because, guess what?!? I painted my bathroom walls GREY to go with the white trim and have daffodil yellow towels all ready to go! Yay!!!

  2. What a gorgeous mirror and the finish is beautiful!! Looks like I have to order some milk paint.
    xo,
    Sherry

  3. The mirror turned out great. I’m very interested in this paint. Does it seem like it will hold up well? Someone else told me it seemed like it would rub off easily. But I really love how your mirror looks.

  4. That turned out great, I just love it.

  5. This is great! I love the color combination. I haven’t bought any chalk paint yet but every post I see about it makes me want it that much more. Maybe I’ll see if the Easter Bunny will leave a quart in my basket 🙂

  6. Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog 🙂 Btw, you have so much creativity here so will you please share it with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? The link is at homemakeronadime.com/2011/04/creative-bloggers-party-hop-042411.html. Thanks again.

  7. Very nice redo. I have not tried chalk paint yet…I’ve been using my own techniques to acheive the same look but I do LOVE Fiddes Wax!

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