Antiquing Furniture with Chalk Paint was written by Loren Crane from Pandora’s Craft Box.
I don’t know about you but I love chalk paint. I want to use it on everything. There is fun making something new or damaged seem rustic. I am all into antiquing furniture and transforming it into something you can’t recognize anymore. Using chalk paint is easy, just requires one more step than just painting. The good thing about recovering my trunks was that I did not have to sand them down or prime them. I just went ahead and applied my home made recipe for chalk paint!
If you want to see my recipe for chalk paint click here for more information on how you can make it. Once you have the mixture you will need to apply a couple of coats to your furniture. I applied about two to three coat of white chalk paint to my trunk. The chalk paint dries pretty fast so you don’t have to wait too long between coats.
I then used sand paper to remove the chalk paint from the edges and in areas where damage would occur with time to make the furniture seem worn down.
You of course don’t want to forget to seal your furniture because if you don’t the chalk paint will flake off with every touch. You have a few choices of sealer from wax to oil sealers. I used Americana Paint Company top coat which leaves the surface smooth once dried.
Ta-da! I love the look my trunks give to my living room now. I hope you like my tips on antiquing furniture!