10.20.2011

Making my own chalk paint

I've used several of Annie Sloan's chalk paints and while I really love them I miss using the bright colors I so love.  I was excited to come across this blog where she gives you a recipe to make your own!  So I ordered some Calcium Carbonate off Amazon and mixed it with a small jar of oops paint I picked up from Lowes.


Mix 1\3 part powder to 2\3 parts paint.



I happened to have this stand that was just screaming boring :)


I also found if I moved it by the swing set I could push Miss M and paint at the same time! Worked like a charm because she can swing for a good long time before asking to get out :)


The adhesion was just as good a ASCP, but the ease of distressing wasn't quite as awesome. 


Over all I was really happy with the turnout and it sure beats 38 bucks a can :)

20 comments:

  1. Dying to try this paint mixture....what did you mean by it not distressing as well? How? (sorry, but I'm gonna try it on a big piece and I need all the info I can get!)

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  2. Looks good!! I love that color!

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  3. i'm dying to try this...i have been reading mixed reviews...i have used annie sloans paint and it will spoil you for sure...but i can't afford it for everything i do!! i mixed some black paint with spackle to paint a cheapo project and i was pleased with the outcome...i love the color you picked!
    ashley @creating love & joy

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  4. perfect! love that color- so fun! going to order some from amazon as i wasn't sure where to get it! :)

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  5. I can't believe we did this post on the same day! Yours looks so great! I distressed mine too.

    You're so cute!

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  6. Love that color!! I'm dying to try all the different homemade recipes I've seen for chalk paint! It seems to work pretty well! Love how your stand looks now!

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  7. That looks awesome and I have to say that was one of my reserves for making the trip out to buy a can. I'm used to my cheap cans of oops paint. I also so on one blog (don't remember which) that there is a powder based paint that you mix with water. She said it smells though. Crap balls!

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  8. That looks awesome and I have to say that was one of my reserves for making the trip out to buy a can. I'm used to my cheap cans of oops paint. I also so on one blog (don't remember which) that there is a powder based paint that you mix with water. She said it smells though. Crap balls!

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  9. Looks great to me. Good job on this one....did you wax at the end?

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  10. The shelf looks great!!

    Thanks for sharing how to make chalk paint!

    I still haven't really started working on my table! Maybe I'll make some chalk paint to use on that. :)

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  11. I want to try it! Turned out really good. Isn't it great what a little paint can do to a piece of furniture!? Ethan loves the swing too! Funny! I can picture you pushing and painting pushing and painting haha.

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  12. Why are you so amazing! It looks awesome!
    And what's the dif between regular paint and chalk paint? Totally paint naive over here.

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  13. That is so pretty. I love the distressed look. Thanks for a great idea! I am a new follower from Free For All. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  14. So great!! I want to try this recipe! Love the color :)
    Happiliy Following back,
    Lina
    Fancy Frugal life

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  15. Always good to see those who have tried it! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I probably need to try this soon. I know that you can mix colors of ASCP, but I don't want to pay for multiples when I might not use them all. Your piece looks great.

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  17. I love the color!!! I should totally attempt chalk paint for Ellie's bookshelf. She would love it! I still think I need to fly you here and have you paint everything in my house fun colors. :)

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