I’ve wanted to try ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) forever! The only thing stopping me is that large price tag – I just can’t get myself to order it. Needless to say, I was so excited when I started seeing recipes for DIY chalk paint popping in up in blog land – YAHOO! I decided I had to try it for myself ! Chalk paint is a gritty paint that adheres well to furniture, without primer (I’m all about being able to skip a step) and looks great when distressed. It’s NOT chalkboard paint, but has a similar look and feel.
When I found this super cute table at Goodwill for only $6.99, I knew it was the ‘one’ !
The first thing I did was follow the directions I found at Coastal-Colors to make my chalk paint.
It was super easy; simply mix 1 cup paint and 2 tbsps non-sanded grout; that’s it! After 2 coats of paint, I gave it a good sanding to create the distressed look.
Last I used a dark wax called Briwax to give a vintage feel and to protect my hard work.
The main reason I fell in love with it was because of the details on the sides (or maybe it was the fact it was $6.99 -HA).
It’s a nice chunky piece and even has 2 drawers in front.
My vote is, I LOVE the DIY chalk paint I tried and I LOVE how the table turned out!
Here’s a side by side:
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