Chalk Paint – If it’s to be, It’s Up to Me!

A new farm table requires a new armoire to go with it. At least that’s my way of thinking. Most crafters, artist, and interior decorators today love the outcome of chalk paint. I happen to be among the group. I too, have used it on furniture and feel 100% confident in the results. If I want something then I go after it. My Chalk Paint project is so easy.

 If it’s to be it’s up to me! I learned that lesson years ago.


Armoire

Armoire Before Chalk Paint

Maison Blank

Maison Blanche Chalk Paint

I’ve painted some small pieces of furniture so I figured it would take some time to complete this one.

I know this job will take time and persistence. But the old saying is prevalent and I know I can do it!

The chalk paint doesn’t require sanding or an undercoat of paint. That’s a real plus.

My favorite shop, University Pickers, is my favorite shop in town. They carry a large quantity of Maison Blanche CHALK PAINT, WAX and soft brushes. Just what I need to get the job done.

  1. I place newspapers around the bottom for drips and spills.
  2. I stir the Maison Blanche CHALK PAINT during the process several times to keep the mixture flowing smooth.
  3. I begin by brushing the paint on the crevices of the armoire and other small areas with my brush.
  4. I paint the armoire with one coat and let it dry overnight. (The first coat will be thin and you can see the wood showing through.
  5. I paint coat #2 and see if the wood tone is covered, there are times a second coat is sufficient. (It is according to the finish you desire. I want mine covered to match my dining room chairs so I paint a third coat.)
  6. When the paint is dry, use 1,000 grit sand paper to give the piece a smooth finish, eliminating any rough paint areas.
  7. I select CLEAR and DARK WAX and alternate the two. I leave more DARK WAX on for a more antique look. (Remember to use a soft cloth and smooth out the WAX after you complete the process)
  8. Clean up is a breeze! The CHALK PAINT washes off with water and the brushes are easy to clean!

Optional – Place a coat of sealer, Polyurethane if you prefer. Here are some hints.

Chalk Paint Project

Chalk Paint Project

The media shows the effects with only 2 coats of paint. Adding the third coat makes a big difference. I painted 3 coats and it took me a few days to dry throughly. The WAX goes on fast and you are able to complete the task within 30-45 minutes. I have to say, this is a typically easy application process. My saying,  If it’s to be it’s up to me! I think you too can make it happen for you. Just tell yourself you can do it!

Please share your thoughts and projects here with me. I love hearing from you. Like my page, rate my project, follow me, or leave a comment. It’s all good!

Until next time, Queen Rose

About Queen Dorishttp://queenstudio.wordpress.comI am a wife, mother, sister, artist, master gardener, interior designer, and Queen of the Red Hat Fabulous Flamingos. I love writing & my book, Feel it, believe it, Pass it on! The Power of Friendships, is available on Amazon. I share advice on art, gardening, home design, and friendship. Let's get this party started!

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