Thanks Stephanie of Junker Newbie for choosing this post for one of your features this week. Happy me.
November 2011 was the last garage sale, not much happening. At the final garage sale of the morning I found a bedside table with drawer, bottom shelf, Queen Anne style legs, gold accent paint on worn white. Paint wearing off, top with dings and splits, water stain all down back. I offered five, it was accepted and the bedside table sat in my living room untouched until now.
Plaster of Paris Thursday. I had a litre of white satin latex paint sitting on the deck (all winter), a clean empty rhubarb/ strawberry jam jar, well worn paint brush, 1/4 cup measure and some newspaper. What could be better - my first try at making chalkpaint.
Recipe I used:
1/4 cup plaster of paris powder
1/4 cup slightly warm water
3/4 cup latex paint
Mix plaster of paris in slightly warm water, mix very well.
Added latex paint, continued mixing until smooth.
I used DryDex (pink) to fill in the dings and crack on the top of the bedside table and smoothed with a sanding sponge.
I painted the first coat. The paint went on much the same as ASCP [which I love]. Dried in about the same amount of time. Added second coat. Dried in. The water stain on the back didn't really cover properly so I opened some white Kilz oil paint and covered the water stained back. When it dried I painted another layer of the chalkpaint.
Check out the work that went in to the original finish on the little bedside table,
all that gold lining!
Some more views of the top dings and crack and the worn painted surfaces.
DriDex sanded off, first coat on top and a colour sample of fresh and old paint.
Condition of legs, first coat of chalkpaint.
Second coat (drawer got 3 coats of chalk paint).
Painting finished. Surface feels the same as ASCP to me, slightly chalky feel.
Waxing is next.
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