Chalk Paint Colors
I know! I know! Choosing a color to paint your piece of furniture can feel like you’re making the biggest decision of your life! Should I go with a pop of color? Should I go with a neutral? What if I don’t like it? What if I get tired of it? That’s the beauty of chalk paint! If you don’t like it, you can try again! And because there’s no prep with chalk paint, it’s a quick fix if you get tired of the color or change your mind.
A few quick tips for choosing the perfect chalk paint color!
*Get inspired! What moves you? Or makes you happy? Do you love walks on the beach and listening to the waves crash against the shore? Maybe blues and a soft brown would be a great choice for you. The neutrals are combined here with your pop of color.
*Start with your first neutral - white or a shade of white, cream, grey, beige...
*Next choose a pop of color - a color wheel can help with this or find inspiration in things you love!
*Lastly, choose a second color that will compliment your first color. Again, a color wheel is helpful! Looking at color palettes are also a great way to find complimentary colors!
There are so many combinations out there, I’m confident you’ll find your perfect color combo! Have a great weekend and let me know if you have any questions! Thanks! Deb
Do you have a piece of furniture you want to throw away?
WAIT! I can help! Let’s redo it!
Today I’m going to give you 5 easy steps to turn that piece of trash into a treasure!
Step 1: Clean your piece of furniture. You can use a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water or just a clorox wipe will do! Or use Dixie Belle White Lightening.
Step 2: Make sure all of your holes and scratches are filled. If they are all filled then move onto step 3. If not then take a small amount of wood putty and smooth it onto the scratch or hole. You can even use your finger for this. Wait for it to dry and then sand it smooth. Wipe it down to get all the dust off from sanding.
Step 3: Paint! Apply a thin coat of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in the color of your choice. Let it dry. Depending on humidity and temperature 30 - 60 minutes. Then apply a second coat of paint.
Step 4: Distress your piece! Using a 220 grit sanding block, go along edges, corners and raised surfaces on your piece. This will take some of the paint off, distressing your piece. Go along lightly until you have the look you like.
Step 4: Topcoat! Choose your topcoat. You can choose a poly or wax for a topcoat. Wax is the traditional topcoat used with chalk paint. A polyurethane will be more durable!
Step 5: Enjoy! Your piece is complete! Great job!
Watch Below! Let me know how your piece turns out!
Hey friend! I'm so glad you're here! My name is Deb, I own the shop of my dreams, have a wonderful family, and teach 3rd grade. My favorite thing to do is create and paint! Follow along with me as I refurbish furniture and get crafty!