Thursday, March 22, 2012

Home Made Chalk Paint - Vintage Wooden Chair

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I like this battered old chair, it shows lots of character and has layers of paint. We've used it for years. I picked up some oops teal latex paint this weekend (my kind of price $1.50 a litre).
Made up a batch of home made chalk paint (see yesterday's post) 1-1-3 ratio of plaster of paris to very warm water (mixed well) and 3 of latex paint mixed very well.
I like to paint more than one piece of furniture when I mix up some home made chalk paint so the plant stand (yesterday's post) and the chair were painted the same day. Did two coats of paint and then touched up any areas that needed more paint.
 The two teal painted pieces together - when dry they look more like a Heritage Blue.
If you looked at the construction behind the first picture in this post you would have seen another project that has been ongoing for several days now. It is coming together and should be ready soon for a 'revel' post - maybe even tomorrow I hope. Actually there are two projects under way. Lots of sawdust, planned curls, glue drips, paint splatters, very loud saw and planer noises, hammering, electric sander roars, router screams and a few scrapes and bandaids involved in the next two projects. My ears are still ringing and I am not the person doing all this work (DH's project - I am his find it, haul stuff, clean up, apply bandaids helper).


  1. Love your chair. The teal color looks similar to what I am painting my front door with once I get porch painted.

  2. The chair looks wonderful. All of my kitchen chairs need painting. Thank you for the inspiration. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  3. PRETTY! Great color! I would love for you to stop over to my party and link it up - the party is happening now! Would love to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  4. Can't wait to see what is causing all the damage and screams! ~ Maureen

  5. I love that color. Very Springy! I'll go check out your previous post for the chalk paint.

  6. Hi Joy, I love that colour you mixed, the chair looks completely different xxx

  7. You did super job on the chair makeover. I like that color much better.

  8. Love that color--great tip on the mixing--I still have not tried the home-made version yet--maybe soon on an old table. Your mixture looks smooth and just like the milkpainted ones!

  9. Love the color. I'm like you....if I have the paint out, I like to paint more than one project. I'm curious to see your next project reveal. Thank you for linking up to Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  10. I'm adding this post to my favorites list. Chair looks great. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Hi Joy ... great job on the chair and thanks for the chalk paint ratio.
    Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

  12. I love, love the color of your chair. I seen a chair the other day and want to go back and buy it after seeing your chair. Thanks for sharing. Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage. Have a wonderful weekend.


  13. I love the blue color .Did you just add some chalk?

  14. Ooh,love the color! I have not ventured out to make my own chalk paint. My friend has and loves it. I love that you can make your own color! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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