Quick table makeover with homemade chalk paint and metallic glaze.
(Me and my mad scientist friend are still working on the chalk paint recipe. After finding out that Plaster of Paris is a carcinogen we decided that we all need a safe, affordable, environmentally friendly chalk paint. We are serious about quality ingredients that are safe, affordable, fun, and durable. It might not happen today but we will find away to make it happen! Stay Tuned!
This is the before..I over paid for this table and it was cute just like it was. $20.00 at a yard sale but I got a chair for $5.00 that was worth $100.00, so that evened it out !
This is the table before the glaze, two coats and the coverage was pretty good. The true test on paint for me is how it sticks to metal and glass. I will be testing soon.
I’m really loving Martha Stewart Living Metallic Glazes, this one is called black coffee. I use a sponge wipe into creases in a small area then wipe off with a wet rag. Trying to leave it in the creases for depth. Very forgiving if you are ready to wipe it off right away. Another fun one!
Yes those are boxes on my new dining room walls..we haven’t painted or caulked them yet….can’t wait to be done with all this construction.
- Wear a mask when working with dry plaster to prevent inhalation of the calcium sulfate or impurities which may be present in the powder.
- Wear gloves when working with plaster of Paris and avoid situations where your skin might be in contact with the plaster.
- Avoid washing plaster of Paris down the drain, since the plaster can set up in the plumbing.