I’d like to share a little about chalk paint…not chalkboard paint…2 completely different products!
Chalkboard paint is just that..it is used to turn ordinary boards or whatever you choose into a chalkboard surface.
I have used chalkboard paint actually on a wall in our dining-room area, and it looks fabulous. Read about that here.
Now onto this chalk paint. This stuff is amazing! There are several different companies out there that make it and there are recipes
to make your own. But I have chosen to use this particular brand…Annie Sloan, a.k.a. A.S, or ASCP.
Here’s what I love about the stuff……it doesn’t require sanding prior to painting.
Now I’m sure that if you love to sand, it won’t hurt your project to do it,
but I prefer not to if I can help it.
Annie Sloan just so happens to offer sample jars of their colors. The paint is pricey, however, it is worth every penny, and a little goes a long way!
I found a local store that carried her paints and bought 4 different colors to try before committing to purchasing the larger cans.
The project that I am sharing here today, is the bathroom vanity in the upstairs bathroom. You can imagine the size of the vanity. Using 1 coat of
paint, and covering the entire surface, I only used 1/2 of a sample jar. A little goes a long way…trust me!
First, I cleaned the surface really good, then removed the hardware and drawers/doors.
Second, using a dry brush, I applied a thin coat of the “Coco” colored paint, not coating the entire surface.
I wanted some of the natural oak color to show through,
giving it a weathered-board look.
Once it dried, which was not very long at all, I used an old dust-free cloth and rubbed some of the wax onto the surface.
After the wax dried, I reattached the hardware and replaced the drawers/doors.
I love the way it turned out! I will be sharing more projects using the chalk paint.