Skip the Store and Make Your Own Homemade Chalk Paint
I love how chalk paint looks, but it’s not cheap. There are a few ways to create your own chalk paint, and in my tutorial today I’ll show you how I make mine! It only takes four ingredients and is fully customizable, so you can make the exact color you’ve been looking for. I’m using mine to paint an old medicine cabinet door and turn it into a cute memo board for my daughter, but you can use yours on any project you would usually use chalk paint on. Follow my step-by-step tutorial to get started making your own chalk paint today!
Tools and Materials:
- Plaster of Paris
- Measuring cups
- Latex paint
- Paint brush
- Paper towel
- Cabinet door
- Permanent marker
Make the Paint
Making the paint is pretty easy, you just need to follow this simple recipe.
Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe:
- ½ cup of water
- ½ cup plaster of Paris
- ¾ cup latex paint
Mix the three ingredients together until it comes back to the consistency of paint.
Then I colored the paint with dye. When using dye, always start with less than you think you need. You can always add more, but it’s quite difficult to dilute color once you’ve added it. Mix well so that it’s one consistent color.
That’s all you need to do to create your own homemade chalk paint! Now let’s put it to use!
Once I had created my desired color, I got to painting! My daughter loves pink so I used an old medicine cabinet door to create a cute little memo board for her. I painted one coat of the paint and left it to dry before adding a second coat.
To keep your paint from spoiling, cover it with a wet paper towel. This will stop it from forming a skin or hardening while you wait for the first coat to dry.
Then I added a second coat of paint and left it to dry once again
Once my paint was dry I added a T at the bottom for my daughter’s name, Tilly!
How adorable is this memo holder? I’m sure my daughter will love it! How would you use your homemade chalk paint? Let me know in the comments below!
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