if you are one of the rare few that has not heard of chalk paint
please don't be confused with chalkBOARD paint.
not the same.
chalk paint is a particular blend of matte paint
created and patented by annie sloan.
i bought mine here.
i'll tell you what i think about it in a moment but first i'll
show you what i did.
a cherry finish for $10 at a yard sale.
here it is after a coat of a mossy green/gray mistint
from home depot.
after we moved last september and i started
re-doing our master i knew this would eventually
get a new look but wasn't sure what it would be.
i had no plans to paint this week but avoiding larger projects
will get me to finish up all sorts of smaller projects! so
on wednesday i unexpectedly found myself painting her with some chalk paint.
her she is now.
i'm really liking it! so much more interesting to me
than the last look.
here's my two cents on chalk paint for what it's worth.
1. love the way it goes on. super easy to work with.
2. the fact that primer and sanding are not required is amazing. it is almost
like a primer as it dries to a very matte finish.
3. it dries quickly - 20 minutes or so.
4. it sands easily, coming off almost like. . . well, chalk.
5. no odor!
5. no odor!
6. the biggest con for me is the price.
7. and tied into that is it's availability. unless you live near
one of the providers it must be mail ordered. and shipping paint ain't cheap.
8. the color options are limited. but i do like what they have and if
you are adventurous you can mix your own colors.
on my piece i used "duck egg" all over then
went over the drawer fronts with "old white."
after rubbing it up with a mid grain sanding block
i used a clear wax as a protective coat. i then
mixed a little dark walnut wax into some clear wax
to age it a bit and add some depth, then put a final coat on.