I've already blogged on how to save tons of money on brand new, full sized gallons of paint (see posts 'The Magic of Paint' and 'A Kitchen Makeover for Less than $350!'). But what about those gorgeous specialty paints? Can you save money there, too? Absolutely! Many times, though it's harder to find the specialty paints as a mistint.
I adore chalk paint. It's got that aged, matte finish and my brush strokes are virtually non-existent. But I have spotted one can on the mistint rack in all my years of buying up mistints. ONE. One little pint can. And it was a ridiculously bright shade of neon red. Where am I possibly going to use neon red chalk paint?!
(Yes, I bought it and yes, it's still sitting unopened, waiting for the right project...)
So instead of hunting through the mistints for chalk paint, I hunt through for the right latex paint color and mix up my own.
Here's what you need:
* Little bit of water