Making Chalk Paint

June 12, 2013

In my post about the DIY corkboard that I made, I gave a recipe for making your own chalk paint.  I've now found a way to make the process even easier.

As many of you probably already know, Lowes sells 8 ounce sample bottles of different colors of paint  The bottles cost $2.99.  Lowes seems to have a variety of neutral paints, shocking colors, and something in between. I just purchased these two colors to use for some furniture.  The blue is Tropical Oasis and the yellow is Hazy Dawn.

To make the chalk paint, all you need to do is mix your 2 Tablespoons of Plaster of Paris with 1 Tablespoon of water, pour it into the bottle, put the lid on and shake it up.  It's that easy!  There is plenty of room in the jar to add the mixture.  This is so much less mess than trying to measure out a cup of paint and having to find a jar to keep it in.  

Let me know how this works for you!

Be sure to check out these projects painted with my DIY paint.....

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