Worth it Wednesday: Chalk Paint!

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Crafting is one of my all time favorite things to do.  I especially like painting and repurposing items that are out dated or just need a little face lift. 

Enter CHALK PAINT. 

Guys, if you are a crafter and have never tried chalk paint, you are missing out! 

What the heck is chalk paint and why is it so great? – you ask. 

Well, chalk paint is regular paint that has chalk added to it.  The addition of chalk allows the paint to grip onto surfaces that paint would normally not properly adhere to.  It eliminates the need for sanding AND you can almost always get COMPLETE coverage in 1-2 coats!  

It. Is. Amazing. 

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I have used it on at least 50+ projects over the last few years.  A few years ago chalk paint used to be quite pricey and difficult to find but now it is much more widely available.  You can purchase it at craft stores or even Walmart!  I personally use the “Waverly Inspirations” brand (carried at Walmart in the craft section) all the time now and have found it to work just as well as the much pricier versions.

 

I have used it on many pieces of furniture, flower pots, and tons of different decorative items.  With no sanding and only one or two coats needed, it makes projects so quick and fun!  I tend to like items to have a bit of a weathered, shabby look so I almost always distress items a bit after I paint them.  Then I seal it with Polyacrylic so it has a satin finish that can easily be dusted or wiped clean.  The same brand “Waverly Inspirations” also makes a clear coat with a matte finish that I have used before.  Additionally, some people use a wax to seal chalk paint but I have yet to go that route.  Here are just of few of the pieces that I have used chalk paint to make-over:

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So the next time you have something you want to re-paint quickly and easily, grab some chalk paint and get to work!  I would love to see any of your chalk paint creations!  Happy crafting 🙂 

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Rachel and her family are new to the Coastal Bend. They moved here last fall from a small town north of Austin where they lived for the last 10 years. Rachel is a part time pharmacist and a full time mom of 3! Her faith in Jesus and her love of family are the cornerstones of her life. Originally an Okie, she has a bachelors degree from Oklahoma State (Go Pokes!) and a Pharm D from Southwestern Oklahoma State. She works a few days a month as a relief pharmacist for a retail pharmacy chain and as an author for a company that sells pharmacy study materials. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2005 and stays busy with their 6 and 4 year old boys, their 18 month old baby girl, and their 3 dogs. Rachel and her family LOVE the beach and all the activities that come along with it! She also loves to craft, scrapbook, decorate, party plan, on-line bargain shop, travel, and garden. Rachel is a big fan of sunshine, Mexican food, organization, and Diet Coke. She feels very blessed in this life and is excited to be a part of CCMB!