Console Cabinet Goes From Drab to Fab in One Evening!

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You have to admit this is pretty drab. My Mother gave this to us many years ago. It was originally off-white. Why, I don't remember, I painted it burgundy years ago. I had been wanting to try chalk painting and distressing so here I go. I did my research and decided to make my own chalk paint. The only thing I had to buy was Plaster of Paris.
I gathered my supplies.... white and black paint, brown glaze, sand paper, water, mixing container, paint brush, old rag and plaster of paris.
Supplies and bench I am about to do!
I mixed 1 cup white paint with 2 T water and 3 T of the plaster of paris. Mixed until smooth. I painted the bottom and wow it dries fast! Then I took the rag and wiped the glaze over the chalk paint. The glaze makes it look old. Then I took the sand paper and roughed up the edges. I painted the top with some left over black paint I had. I liked the way one light coat looked because some of the wood grain shows through.
Here it is! I love it again! I am doing the bottom of a farmhouse bench next. This is so easy and the big box of Plaster of Paris was about $6. Everything else I had. I am not even sure what kind of paint is was :)
Suggested materials:
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Paint
  • Water
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