Homemade Chalk Paint (How to)

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.

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Items to make chalk paint

How to Make Chalk Paint
the ugly piece before I started

how to make chalk paint

How to Make Chalk Paint

I did 2/3 paint and 1/3 plaster. The went back and added more plaster to get a thicker mix. You can add a little water if you need to.

How to Make Chalk Paint

Making the calk paint

How to Make Chalk Paint
After first coat
How to Make Chalk Paint


How to Make Chalk Paint
How to Make Chalk Paint

TAH DAH! So pretty!

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.

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