Homemade chalk paint!

While I am away in Spain several awesome bloggers have agreed to share some of their fabulous inspiration and ideas.You will never believe who agreed to visit with you today!
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Say hello to Debbie from ReFresh ReStyle!

I didn’t invent it, but I tried it.

Yes, I tried the homemade chalky paint.

There are several recipes out there.
This is what I did:
1 tablespoon unsanded grout mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
add to 1 cup of flat paint.
I painted the whole piece.
But before I did all that, I broke the glass.
(I’m just thankful it wasn’t a mirror~I don’t need 7 years of bad luck)
I took it inside to clean it and put it away for safe keeping…not so safe 😉

The paint worked very well!

(I love this Debbie! I pass by these tables. Not anymore! Love, Rebecca)

After I painted all this, being very careful to get a good coat on it…
I wondered why, I was going to distress it anyway.
I bought a new piece of glass and I coated the whole piece with a matte poly.
Now that I’ve been all wild and crazy, trying the homemade stuff,

I bought Plaster of Paris, and I’m going to try that recipe too!

I hope you’ll come visit me


reFresh reStyle!

Rebecca, Thank you for having me!

Thank you Debbie! I truly feel blessed having met you!

Love, Me

10 thoughts on “Homemade chalk paint!

  • June 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I love the table! It looks great!

    I’ve been dying to try making homemade chalk paint. You’ll have to let us know which one you prefer, the plaster of paris or the grout!

  • June 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Your table looks great! I use Calcium Carbonate, bought from the health food store. Mix about a half cup to a quart of latex paint and stir well.


  • June 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Debbie – I love it, it looks great! I’ve got a silly question for all you chalk paint lovers. I’ve only just gotten my first quart to try this past week at Haven, so I don’t know the answer. Why make the paint into chalk paint? Does it make it more durable? Or more matte-ish? I’ve heard such glowing reviews of the paint, but I’m a little mystified about why you would want to take the extra step to add the grout to it. Thanks 🙂

  • June 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Love it! My favorite colors, and my favorite chalk paint recipe! Great job, Debbie, and hope you are having the greatest time in Spain, Reb!!!

  • June 25, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Debbie! Another knock-out girl =)
    I am always so pleasantly surprised with before and afters.
    Such fun. I have used the P of P and it works great.

    This looks so pretty.

  • June 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Yay! Debbie always amazes me with her talent as a blogger and a DIY’er. Glad I found your blog here too – I like, I like!

  • June 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Beautiful table Debbie! I have the Plaster Of Paris, and white paint in my work area ready to a shabby redo that I am inspired to begin sooner now. Your table turned out wonderful 🙂

    Hugs, Tanya


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