Today’s the day! I’m going to show you how to make chalk paint! For so long, I’ve drooled over many awesome posts of thrift store finds re-purposed with chalk paint and transformed into absolutely stunning pieces! Well, I’m finally going to dive in and give it a try. My son and I found this dresser for his apartment that he wants to paint grey. You can read the full tutorial, and see the beautiful transformation of his dresser makeover here.
I was in shock when I looked at the price of chalk paint in Home Depot! $30 for 1 small can?! Nope…..gosh we only paid $20 for the dresser!
So off to Walmart we went. We found the perfect light grey paint that he wanted in a tester can for $5…… that’s better! Now lets go make some DIY Chalk Paint!
How To Make Chalk Paint
What You’ll Need
- 1 part plaster of paris
- 3 parts latex paint
What To Do
1. Mix 1 part plaster of paris with a small amount of water…..just enough water to make a smooth paste.
2. Add 3 parts of paint to the plaster of paris paste.
3. Paint away! Don’t forget to seal your painted project with a clear wax or water base Verathane
Super Easy! Go ahead, give it a try!