From North of the Boulevard~
- Latex Paint, green and white
- Plaster of Paris
- Paint Brushes
Using a stencil is such an easy way to give a fun look to a small, simple piece of furniture like this one.
To paint this, I used a recipe for DIY chalk paint I found on 2 Bees in a Pod. Jennifer and Vicki have some beautiful pieces of furniture they have restored and painted with their home made chalk paint. Plus, their tutorials make it sound very doable. I purchased some Plaster of Paris and mixed it with some leftover white latex paint. It mixed well and was easy to apply. I will definitely be using their recipe when I take the plunge and decide to paint an entire piece with it.
For today though, this small project was the right one for me.
I made sure the first coat was dry and then applied a second one. Once that was dry, I carefully removed the stencil and I was happy with what I saw.
Since this table isn’t going to see much use, I just used a spray polycrylic sealer over the stenciled pattern.
The Palmetto Roses in a DIY vase, a trinket dish and a couple of rattan fans go well with the table and other decor in the room. It now has a home in one of our guest rooms.
After making the DIY chalk paint and using it, even on such a small scale, I am more confident going forward that I can do an entire piece. Now, I’ve just got to decide what my first chalk paint furniture piece is going to be. I think a trip to the thrift store is on my agenda.