I recently changed a few things in my daughters bedroom which led to a project with chalk paint! I am a huge fan of this stuff! I love that you do NOT have to prime, sand, or do any prep to your furniture piece! That is my kind of project!My mom gave my daughter a double mattress for Christmas this year, so we surprised her with a new bedspread. The problem was the new mattresses had no headboard or footboard. I made a mental note to begin looking for one when I was at some of my favorite thrift stores.
Before I knew it, my grandfather heard I was in the market for a headboard and foot board, and called to inform me he had one in his attic for her! Just what I love! A piece of furniture with some history! This furniture has history I know all about, because I slept on a bed with these pieces during summer time visits to his home! I was excited to be able to pass some stories down to my daughter that went with her new bed!
I cleaned the pieces with a simple water and soap solution. I let this air dry for a few hours, and then I mixed my websters chalk powder to a satin white paint.
You can use any kind of paint and color you want. When you mix the chalk powder in the paint it becomes chalk paint!
I have to tell you this is a fraction of the cost of most chalk paint that's already mixed on the market! I have paid extra to buy the chalk paint already mixed, but it will be difficult to do that again after using websters chalk powder! I love that I can pick out my color, have it mixed, and then mix in the powder to be chalk paint! You can read here on where I bought my Chalk powder.
Here is the newly painted headboard and footboard! I think this makes a perfect bed for a sweet girl!
Until next time,
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