I have been so impressed with the chalk paint projects I have seen on pinterest and on many blogs. Centsational Girl did a fabulous post about her Annie Sloan chalk paint transformation. With my bedroom furniture redo on my mind I thought that chalk paint look would be perfect. However I can not pay $39 for 1 quart plus the supplies and extras!
So what do you think I did? I made my own chalk paint of course!
I did some research and could not find the ingredients anywhere of the special Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I started thinking about other items that may work and came across Plaster of Paris. And thought why not?
So here is what I did:
I purchased the plaster of paris from the craft section of Walmart. (NOTE Next time I will get the real stuff from Home Depot. Walmart was my only option this week) I also got 2 small cans of the Color Creations paint from Walmart. It is the premixed and ready to go paint that comes in several colors. I got the satin white and grey. Then headed home and set up.
So that’s it! See the bed that I put the table next to? That is what I wnt to do next. I plan to get the plaster of paris from Home Depot next time to see how that works. Overall I think they turned out great. I would like to add a little wax to protect and beautify it too.