Chalk paint crazy
Once you discover the joy of chalk paint, it’s hard to stop. (This is coming from a person who has chalk painted a dresser, a baby’s changing table, a four piece bedroom set and much more.)
Follow these simple steps for redoing a painted china cabinet with chalk paint – the process can apply to most wooden furniture pieces.
Step 1: Decide on the number of coats
It’s good to think about early on, for paint-buying purposes. If you’re going for the distressed look, one coat of paint may be all that’s needed. If you want a bright, new-furniture look, more coats are best. It will typically take two to three coats of a good brand of chalk paint to fully cover wood furniture.
Step 2: Prep the area
My favourite chalk paint brands are non-toxic, odourless and safe for indoor use, so you can comfortably tackle your project indoors, if preferred. Paint does splatter, however, so make sure to use a good dropcloth to cover your floors.
Another fantastic thing about chalk paint: Even stray splatters rub off easily with a wet cloth if you catch them quickly.