Material of the Week: Heirloom Traditions Chalk Paint

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by Hometalk Highlights
8 Materials
2 Hours
This week’s Material of the Week, Heirloom Traditions Paint is a chalk style paint that can be used on almost every surface to give plain furniture a unique antique heirloom look. Heirloom Traditions’ all in one formula has built in primer and wax, so there’s no need to prep, prime or wax your furniture. Less time prepping means more time flipping!
Get your Heirlooms Traditions Paint here and get started!
Hometalker Tara transformed her builder grade bathroom vanity with Heirloom Traditions paint in French Vanilla. To makeover your vanity, remove the drawers and cabinet doors, and wipe down with mineral spirits.
Next, get painting! No priming or prep required! For this project, Tara used 4 coats of paint. Since chalk paint dries quickly, make sure to catch those drips before they dry.
For a distressed look, you can lightly sand the edges of the drawers when dry to define the edges and distress the vanity.
Finish with a clear wax if you wish, add your hardware, and enjoy your new vanity!

Thrift Store Wall Calendar Turned Into Rustic French Message Board

For this thrift store message board makeover, Hometalker Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab used Heirloom Traditions paint to take this board from, well, rehab to fab!
Grab a wood framed message board and get painting! Stephanie sanded down her board first so that her DIY clay applique would adhere well with wood glue.
To create your own applique, dust a decorative mold with corn starch, then press air dry clay into the mold.
When dry, remove applique from mold. Attach to frame with Titebond glue.
Ready to paint!
Grab your Heirloom Traditions paint. For this project, Stephanie used colors Irish Cream and Repose. To get this distressed look, rub the painted wood with a damp rag to pull back the layers of paint.
To finish, apply clear wax & Heirloom Traditions Ancient Aging Dust for a perfectly aged look.
Stand back and enjoy your new “antique” farmhouse chalkboard!

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Resources for this project:
Heirloom Traditions Paint French Vanilla
Heirloom Traditions Paint Irish Creme
Heirloom Traditions Paint Repose
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  • Christine Pardo Christine Pardo on Mar 07, 2018

    If the paint has primer and wax all in one, why does the first project require 4 coats if paint. Why does both project suggest wax for finish. Or is this merely chalk paint.

  • Deborah Deborah on Mar 07, 2018

    where do you get the them

  • Barbara Barbara on Mar 07, 2018

    All this work makes the yellowish sink stand out more. Is there anything you can do to cover that. Can you paint that to, somehow? I love what you did do.

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  • Shelia Chesser Tingle Shelia Chesser Tingle on Mar 08, 2018

    I like the look. I'll have to try this. Thanks for all the information.

  • Linda J. Caristo Linda J. Caristo on Mar 08, 2018

    Love what you did....great job. I love the new chalk paint, myself. It goes on so easy and looks great. I did my vanity, added molding to the sides, like a picture frame, antiqued it ..and stenciled on the drawers before putting them back...looks really nice..I love the shabby chic,,look .L.Caristo