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.
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.
- I place newspapers around the bottom for drips and spills.
- I stir the Maison Blanche CHALK PAINT during the process several times to keep the mixture flowing smooth.
- I begin by brushing the paint on the crevices of the armoire and other small areas with my brush.
- 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.
- 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.)
- When the paint is dry, use 1,000 grit sand paper to give the piece a smooth finish, eliminating any rough paint areas.
- 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)
- 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.
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!
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Until next time, Queen Rose