Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Home Made Chalk Paint - Wooden Plant Stand

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This lovely chalk dove was painted gold. Now it is painted with 2 coats of home made white chalk paint (see yesterday's post for the 1-1-3 recipe ).

Another garage sale find from last weekend. I think this may be a plant stand but it is also the right height for a small table for tea or coffee beside a chair. The picture is the before and after. A long screw in one leg had to be replaced.

I painted, using teal blue latex paint to make a home made chalk paint (1 scoop of plaster of paris, 1 scoop of very warm water - mixed together well, and 3 scoops of latex paint, again mixed very well).
 I gave the plant stand/small table 2 complete coats of paint and added a third on the top.
Another view of the finished painted plant stand/small table. The chalk dove was painted with the homemade chalk paint (that I used in yesterday's post), 2 coats, with a very light waxing, very little buffing. The teal plant stand/small table was waxed with a light coloured floor wax and buffed.


  1. WOW it looks great and Thank you for the chalk paint recipe. I have a couple of things that I want to try it on.

  2. Very nicely done and it reminds me that I have a cute pair of Lovebirds w
    hich I need to get out of storage. Thanks!

  3. Hi Joy!

    Love that color! Sounds like you might be on a chalk paint roll... can't wait to see what you have tomorrow.

    Thanks for you kind words about my DH and also for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  4. I'm envying you for already finding this cute table at a yard sale. It won't be warm enough for yard sales in my neck of the woods for awhile yet. Can't wait!

    I'm loving home made chalk paint, too. Beautiful blue. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love what you are doing with your chalk paint. Have a great day.

  6. How lovely, I especially love the dove.It would look wonderful as an ornament in my garden!!

  7. Another little table is saved for a whole new life! Very pretty. ~ Maureen

  8. Oh, what a great tip! The little table turned out great and looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at WIW.

  9. love the teal blue! the white bird looks especially pretty sitting on it! I'm going to have to try the chalk paint!

  10. I love it all and am excited about the homemade recipe!

  11. It looks terrific, the dove perched on the bottom is a lovely accent too. I have never used chalk paint. You did a great job! Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

  12. I love that little table. That new Colorado made all the difference in the world!!


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