I think this is the best ever Chalk Paint recipe, that’s what I desperately needed due to my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Shop closing down in my village… a very sad day. Fortunately a friend gave me her recipe for chalk paint and it is very similar.
This week my daughter is busy working on a business project for her school and I am helping her make different coloured Resene Paint testpots into chalk paint. So I thought it would be a great opportunity to share the recipe.
Ok, so first the recipe I use for painting furniture.
Chalk Paint Recipe
- 1 Cup (8fl oz/236 mls) Paint
- Empty Container
- Calcium Carbonate Powder
- 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon
- Step 1: Put 1 cup of paint into your container.
- Step 2: Add 2 Tablespoons of Calcium Carbonate Powder into the container.
- Step 3: Add 1 Tablespoon of water.
- Step 4: Mix it up thoroughly! Try and make it as smooth as possible. If you feel it is too thick just add a bit more water.
For my daughter’s project we are just using little testpots, so I emptied the pots into the containers added about a half a Tablespoon of Calcium Carbonate Powder and half a Tablespoon of water. Mixing it (with plastic spoons) in a container is easier than in the testpot.
Look how cute the jars are she painted
Another great paint colour was this metallic copper. With chalk paint it sticks to the jar easily.
Finally, for the succulents we put small pebbles in the bottom of the jar to help drainage. Next special succulent potting mix brought from the store, and lastly some more small pebbles on top of the soil. The succulents were from my garden.
I am hoping my daughter has lots of buyers of her succulents in the jars. I do think they are so cute, what do you think?
Thanks for reading my post!