Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chalk Painted Thrift Store Table

I've been chalk painting lately... 

I picked up this cute table for $2.99 at Goodwill.

The top had globs of paint and looked really bad. I sanded it and decided to paint it.

I wanted to paint something green... this color photographs a little yellow, but it's really a pretty green in person.

I used Unsanded Grout to make my chalk paint.

I mixed 1 tablespoon of grout to 2 tablespoons of hot water, stirring until the grout dissolved. 

I then added the grout to 1 cup of latex paint, stirring well.  
Dissolving the grout first really makes the paint nice, a pudding like texture.
The sample paints are almost a cup; they work perfect if you don't want a whole gallon. 

 It took 2 coats to cover. Then I waxed it. I like making my own chalkpaint, but I use Annie's wax.

 I love that I can spend under 3 dollars and have a 
pretty piece of furniture that's also useful. 

 Not bad for $2.99...
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  1. Love the combination of the black and white with the great! Awesome. I am your most recent follower and hope you'll follow me too at White Lace and Promises.


  2. What a cute table now! I love the green. It looks like it was just waiting for you to paint it! Good job!

  3. You made your own paint?! Shut the front door! I have grout and gobs of paint! Excuse me while I go turn a couple of cartwheels!! ;-) Thanks for the recipe! I am so excited!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. That table is absolutely DARLING! -Marci @ Stone Cottage ADventures

  5. Your green table looks so fresh! Straight out of BHG. :) So glad you came to Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Linky! Have a great Thursday. :)

  6. Love that. Thanks for sharing how to make the paint!!!


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