Crazy about this stuff !
Everyone is singing the praises of chalk paint and for good reason. It really is a fast, easy way to update just about anything. Minimum effort, maximum wow factor. Here are 2 projects I worked on this week. A makeover on a bench that was a tad dated, where I painted fabric for the first time with great results and a chalk board paint project on a $2 yard sale find. Check them out.
Tips for painting fabric with Annie Sloan chalk paint
1. Soak fabric a little before painting or do as I did and thin paint with water 50/50 so it absorbs well.
2. If you want to do a design e.g. stripe, mask off the area with masking tape once the base coat is dry and apply your second colour.
3. Most important step, apply wax to protect finish. Annie Sloan wax comes in clear and dark. The clear wax only slightly darkens the paint colour and the dark is very dark and gives a more antiqued look.
4. Let the wax cure at least overnight but a couple of weeks is optimal. I buffed my bench to make sure the finish was even.
Painting ceramics with chalkboard paint
Loved the shape of this urn, pattern not so much. A coat of chalkboard paint later and a design drawn with a chalk pen and it has a new lease of life.