Friday, 7 June 2013

DIY: Chalk Paint and Painted Magazine Rack

Have you heard of chalk paint? Not blackboard paint to make a chalk board, but paint with an element of chalk consistency that is a dream to use? Neither had I until I discovered Annie Sloan Chalk paint and loads of bloggers using it like Shawna from Styleberry Blog and Kate from Centsational Girl.

Baiscally chalk paint is regular paint that you add a medium to and it results in easy painting, no necessity for a primer and consistent colour smoothness.

Remember I wanted to find a basket style magazine rack here? Well, I found this one on the side of the road! Love! Free and cute. Not the most steady and heavy sort of item but it just needs to hold magazines and books and this was clean and a good shape and didn't have any random broken bits so in to the car it jumped.. along with a chair but that is another story all together.

This was the perfect chalk paint project.

I searched on pinterest for a recipe for chalk paint and found this fab one. and halved it becuase I was doing a small job...

There you have it! I wonder what else I can chalk paint....

I am off to Melbourne for the weekend without either of my boys! I am looking forward to seeing some family, sad as we are scattering my Grandmother's ashes, happy that her ashes will be with her beloved husband and looking forward to a sneeky sleep in on Sunday morning!

xx Tess

1 comment:

  1. How does this hold up over time? Does it chip or peel when bumped?