There is a huge trend floating blogland- chalk paint. I’ve seen so many DIYers using milk and chalk paint to refurnish antiques or curb side finds. I’ve been very curious about this technique. In fact, I looked up my local retailer for Annie Sloan paint and literally had plans to make the big expensive purchase 2 days before Crystelle Boutique linked up to my Fine Finds Friday with her easy recipe for DIY Chalk Paint. Intrigued I clicked over and found out that everything in this recipe I already had! I immediately jumped up and searched for a project to try this on. You ready to hear how easy this recipe is?
Here are the ingredients to make about 1 cup worth of DIY Chalk paint. Remember, chalk paint is softer, smoother, and goes a long way. My 1 cup recipe was sufficient for my entire trunk project:
1/8 cup water
6 tablespoons paint (any paint! I used acrylic paint I had on hand)
1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch ()
You will need an air tight container to mix and store this in. I made the mistake of just using cheap Tupperware that appeared air tight- it was not and my paint was only good for that one day.
1. In your air tight container, add your cornstarch and water. Stir WELL! No clumps.
2. Add your paint- any color, any kind. I used acrylic/craft paint.
Curious what my project is? See the rest HERE! 🙂
This idea/recipe was a link from last week’s Fine Finds Friday party- I altered it to fit my needs. Thank you to Crystelle Boutique for linking up and for providing such an awesome project to try!