DIY Chalk Paint Tutorial

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It has been a crazy month and its not even over yet! My son starts pre-k tomorrow (tear) where has the time gone? My friend’s daughter has been diagnosed with leukemia (boo! Tears, tears, tears!) but with lots of treatment and prayers, things are finally looking up. Lastly, my sister just had a baby!! (Tears of joy)
Now that my eyes have momentarily dried I decided to ease back in to my blog with a simple chalk paint tutorial. I LOVE chalk paint and use it on everything! It’s my go to, it has great coverage and it sticks to just about any surface without sanding.
Here’s what I use…
Scoop 1 tablespoon of Unsanded Grout into a cup.

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20130819-230038.jpg Then add 1/2 cup of your favorite paint and you’re good to go! I usually use a flat, satin or eggshell paint but I’ve used semi-gloss in the past and it has turned out just fine.

20130819-231551.jpg Be sure to seal your finished pieces with a furniture wax. I like Minwax Finishing Paste Wax. You can also add an aged look or depth with a dark wax.
Oh, the things you can paint (corny Dr. Seuss word play and clever Segway to show off some of my past work)

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