Another chalk paint makeover

Yes, I know, we’ve seen chalk paint all over the internet. But, when something is so easy to use, it’s hard not to get excited.

This piece is my sister’s creation. She started with this dark, plain unit containing a mix of drawers and cupboards. (Sorry it’s a bit fuzzy – it’s the only before shot.)


She mixed up some homemade chalk paint…

1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of drywall compound into 1 litre of flat laytex paint. The amount of drywall compound depends on how thick you want the paint.

…and slapped it on.



She did some light sanding:



Then, put the unit back together:


The final step was waxing to create that old farm house charm.


It really is that simple. Our next Makeover Monday takes chalk painting to new extremes when it adds a text to drawer fronts using a printer and wax paper. You won’t want to miss it!

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