Saturday, February 25, 2012

Made My Own Chalkpaint

Happy Friday everyone! This week flew by didn’t it? Plus this crazy weather!
Well, I finally bit the dust and made some chalkpaint, yes, I did! Here’s the recipe for it:
1/4 cup of Plaster of Paris
1 cup of paint
Add water, not a lot and add as you go if it thickens on you.
Just keep stirring until it’s all blended and stir again while using it, I found it helped a lot by doing that. I also used a sponge brush which did make it go on smoothly but then switched to a brush because with the other I couldn’t get into all the detailing this table had on it.
It’s trail and error really, I guess anything is when you try it for the first time, will I use it again? Yes, most definitely, I thought it was a lot of fun to use and a big plus is you get to use any shade of paint you want! I used Cottage White only because I have a lot on hand.
Maybe I should have tried it on something smaller but I had picked up this end table at GW for $6.99 and really couldn’t wait to get it in the livingroom all painted up! Plus picked up three knobs at Hobby Lobby to use one of them on it.

I haven’t distressed, glazed or waxed it yet because I worked on it up until last night and just didn’t have time this morning because I wanted to get this post up and join the Friday parties.
I decided on this knob, I felt it tied in with the black I have in the rest of the room.
On the bottom of the table I have an old crate that I bought at a fleamarket years ago, I think I paid $8.00 for it and now I ‘m pretty sure I got a deal. Recently my son Michael, who is a history teacher, showed me what was on the end of it, something I didn’t notice about it until he pointed it out.
This was made during WWII, how neat huh?
Now I’m wondering if I should do the coffee table too!
I’m also fooling with my mantel which to me I do all the time and is never ending. lol
I’m partying at these great blogs today:
Showoff Saturday
Sunday Showoff
Please stop by and visit these parties some are new to me and maybe to you too! Since I’ve joined up with Linky Follower I’ve met so many nice bloggers that I might not have come across if not for LF! Just a sweet reminder, one thing I have noticed on LF is some bloggers don’t update their posts , and it shows that  they haven’t posted since 1/24 so don’t forget to do that ok? It will only help your blog if you do♥
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Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the paint "recipe"!! I have not been able to find this in my area and I'd love to try it. Your table looks did a wonderful job,, Rondell!


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

thats the recipe I use too.. just mix my hot water and pap together first till smooth then add it to the paint. LOVE IT..

your table looks great~!

NanaDiana said...

Rondell-That turned out great. I have heard good things about the homemade chalkpaint. I think the only drawback I read is that it doesn't distress as easily. But..for the price difference, who cares?

Love the way that table looks in your the boxy legs and knob.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

Gail said...

Rondell, that turned out great! I've made chalk paint too using the exact same recipe you used. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

Tolentreasures said...

Great table and what a great find that was! Thanks for the recipe, have been wanting to try that also.

Have a great weekend,


Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It look beautiful! I think the coffee table would look great in this color, too. I tried homemade chalk paint with just plaster of Paris, water and mineral tints once, but this sounds much better.

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm going to have to definitely pick up some plaster of paris, Rondell! Your table really turned out great!

xoxo laurie

Deserae said...

Your table turned out just fabulous!!! How great that you were able to make your own chalk paint in the color of your choice and did not have to settle on what was available!!! Your mantlescape looks beautiful too :o)

Danice said...

Oh Rondell, I love the end table. You did a great job on that. Your house is so beautiful and decorated :)

Gina said...

The table looks great Rondell! Kudos to you for making your own chalk paint.

Maki said...

Great job on the table! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I have tried it with tile grout, but haven't tried plaster 0f paris yet. I had good results with the grout and will be using it again.(mainly, because I have some of it on hand)

Yes, I think your coffee table would look good painted the same as the end table.

Hugs, Maki

Honey at 2805 said...

You did a lovely job on transforming your table! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Meg said...

I tried my hand at the homemade chalk paint last night. I used the unsanded grout recipe. I painted mine during the middle of the night and havent been to check on her in the daylight. Hopefully you will see a post about it soon! haha

Thanks so much for linking up to Showoff Saturday!

Jeri said...

Love the table!! I made the same recipe and it worked out fabulous!! Your kitchen is adorable! 'm a new follower, Visiting from a Simply Klassic Home.

Kellie Collis said...

Those mirrors are lovely! Have a gorgeous week ahead, Kellie xx

Elena said...

Love the table and that crate is a great find!! Elena (

Laurie said...

What a transformation! I love it! Thanks for sharing the chalk paint recipe. I've been wanting to try chalk paint. I found your blog when you started following me on Pinterest. I am now following your blog and Pinterest boards. I'm having a blast checking out your blog.

Debbiedoo's said...

That looks awesome. You done a great job with that recipe. Look out, I think the coffee table will be next, which would look great!

Kristin said...

I say go for it with the coffee table - the side table looks great!!

Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Sunday!

eleven-o-one said...

Love that table. It looks great in your LR. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find you. And thanks for mentioning the LF update feature. I didn't realize that I needed to do that. Mine is now updated thanks to you. But...don't know that I'll remember in the future. Sort of a pain isn't it?

Debbie said...

Thank you for the recipe, Rondell!
The table looks great! I think I'll try this on a clock I just painted. It needs another coat, and this paint will work well for it.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your table turned out great! Thanks for the recipe. What type of wax will you use on it?