Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Homemade Paint-The Reveal

I am so thrilled at how my first piece of furniture came out with my own blend of homemade chalk paint. I know that all you "DIY'ers" out there in blog land want to reach through your computer screens and grab me by the shoulders, shake me and say "but where is the recipe?" Here's the kicker...I'm not 100% confident that this is the perfect recipe, so as soon as I get it "perfect," so to speak, I promise I will share!

In the meantime, check out the results of my first homemade painting project.

As a refresher, this is the before.

I documented the painting process yesterday but didn't have it completely finished. For a refresher, you can read my post from yesterday about my clumpy paint.

And the detail shots!

New hardware, of course.

Lovely curves (and no mirror...yet)

Smooth surface.

Onto the next few projects which include transporting the largest and heaviest armoire I've ever seen to the store, painting my living room, replacing my paint sprayer (again), finishing some custom ordered chairs, distressing a red desk and painting a dresser for Furniture Friday! Good thing it is only Tuesday!


  1. It looks great! I just painted a small plant table with some "homemade" chalk paint. It was clumpy, too. I used a runny plaster of Paris and about 1/3 a sample bottle of Martha Stewart's Duck Egg. The color was great and it distressed really well! I can't wait to try it on something larger. I have an awesome chair waiting... Maybe I'll wait to see what recipe you have used. ;7)

  2. My homemade chalk paint attempt is part of this link under "Showcase Table." I used whiting and it went on beautifully but was nearly impossible to remove for distressing. If you have any tips on how to improve the process I would love to hear them.

  3. Looks great! Can't wait for the recipe.

  4. Oooohhhh, she's GORGEOUS!! I've done a couple of things with a homemade chalk paint mixture of latex with Calcium Carbonate...LOVE it!!

    (Hope you'll be able to take some time to visit my little space in the blogosphere as well...)

  5. She is beautiful!!! Can't wait for the recipe!

  6. LOVE it!! Would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday!! :)

  7. Looks lovely! You did a great job! I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime:)


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