I finally tried my hand at making my own chalk paint!
There are recipes available online using calcium carbonate or plaster of paris. I tried the one using calcium carbonate.
I used latex paint and mixed my "ingredients" in an empty whipped topping container.
So, for my first project with homemade chalk paint...
My shutter started off looking like this...
I gave it a coat of the chalk paint I mixed up...
When the first coat of paint was dry, I used acrylic paint in another shade of blue and randomly painted some on the shutter...
Once that was dry, I added another coat of the chalk paint. While the paint was still wet, I used a hotel room key card and scraped over the paint to give it a distressed look.
I covered the shutter with clear wax and then added a little dark wax in some places to "dirty" it up a little.
I added 3 hooks across the bottom of the shutter.
I added a metal basket (I think it was actually a planter) to the center of the shutter.
The basket can be used to hold washcloths, lotions, etc.
This would be a great caddy to have in a bathroom or out by the pool!
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