I mix my chalk board paint in a less conventional manner using a Ziploc Twist 'n Loc Containers container. They are perfect for measuring purposes and the top twists on like a jar so it keeps my paint fresh and ready to use. In this case I chose the 1000ml container which approximates 4.2 cups.
The faux Annie Sloan Chalk Paint recipe that I use comes from Jamielyn of i heart Nap Time involves mixing 2 tablespoons of Plaster of Paris to 1 cup of flat paint. So, in this case I added 8 tablespoons to LHD (Larissa Hill Designs) Gray Sparrow paint combination.
|LHD Gray Sparrow|
Apply coat of LHD Gray Sparrow chalk paint over the current white chalk paint layer and lightly sand areas where you might expect normal wear and tear.
I particularly like Deana's tutorial at Alchemy Fine Living on using MinWax to age furniture. I chose to use MinWax Classic Gray Wood Finish applied lightly over the entire sideboard leaving it to penetrate for 5 minutes before wiping it off with Cheese Cloth.
And, yes I was watching Ellen while completing this step!!!
I chose to subtract the stain by wiping it in even strokes up and down and across the top until I was satisfied with the color. And below is my final painted sideboard finish....
My question for you is, "Have you ever been so unhappy with a paint finish, that you repaint it all over again?"
Let me know what you think....