How to Make Your Own Chalk Paint

How to Make Your Own Chalk Paint

Sarah Dobbins
Jun 22, 2012

Chalk paint has been taking the DIY furniture transformation world by storm — you don't have to sand or prime before using it, and its matte finish is easily layered and distressed.

Sharon from Elizabeth & Co. loves the look of chalk paint, but is on a tight budget, so she found the perfect recipe to get that chalk paint look without the chalk paint price! Her version comes out smooth and matte like the real thing, and is easily distressed and sanded down without peeling or fraying. And even better — you can choose any color you need!

Sharon used a Behr paint and primer, and simply mixed in some plaster of paris and water until she reached a good consistency. After painting her piece, she finished up with a sanding sponge, and applied some wax for a smooth finish and a bit of extra protection. Here's her finished piece:

Go see more photos of the finished product, as well as the recipe for her success!

Read More: Elizabeth & Co.: How I Make Chalk Paint

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(Images: Sharon from Elizabeth & Co.)

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