Chalk Paint Ideas _ You can get a lot of different looks using chalk paint, ranging from a more distressed, "shabby chic" finish, to a more modern approach that just covers the surface with a solid, opaque coat of paint. Becky, from Homestead 128, painted her piano a deep graphite grey, followed up with some furniture wax from Miss Mustard Seed. The entire project cost about โ, and took her around two hours to complete.
The blue dresser above from A Simpler Design has a slightly more varied look, which gives the piece dimension and interest. 38th Street has a good tutorial on how to achieve this layered chalk paint finish using two different paint colors, and no sanding required. Some people like to sand the painted surface, exposing the wood underneath, to get an even more distressed finish. Susan of Saw Nail & Paint tried out Magnolia chalk paint to give this entryway stand a vintage feel.
by David J. Wetherbee on Aug 10, 2018 Chalk Paint