Saturday, January 15, 2022

3 DIY Chalk Paint Recipes ~ 4 Crafts & 3 Furniture Makeover Using DIY Chalk Paint

The other day I was looking to buy some chalk paint and boy oh boy that stuff is so expensive. Chalk paint is an awesome product and it get it's name because it covers furniture and crafts projects with a soft, chalky patina that gives your furniture an incredible antique look and your craft projects a gorgeous Farmhouse look.

With some basic ingredients you can make your own so I went on an internet search and I found tons of recipes and basically there are three types. They are: 1. Plaster of Paris 2. Baking soda 3. Unsanded Grout (the three chalk paint recipes are below).

The one reason chalk paint is so awesome is because it requires no prepping or sanding. And you can paint outside or inside. It dries quickly provides a beautiful patina and your distressed projects come out looking wonderful with little effort.

Chalk paint applies smoothly and it dries quickly and it can be easily sanded down to make your piece have that farmhouse or distressed look.

How To Make One Cup Of Chalk Paint

There are two simple steps:
1..Mix the Plaster of Paris or baking soda, or unsanded grout and water together enough to remove all the lumps.
2..Pour the plaster of Paris for baking soda or unsanded grout mixture into the paint. Stir until all of the mixture is dissolved and there are no lumps.

Plaster of Paris chalk paint recipe
1 cup latex paint
1-1/2 tablespoons water
2-1/2 tablespoons Plaster of Paris

Baking soda chalk paint recipe
1 cup latex paint
3 tablespoons cool water
1/2 cup baking soda

Unsanded grout chalk paint recipe
1 cup latex paint
1 tablespoon cool water
2 tablespoons unsanded grout

I just love crafting with diy chalk paint because you can buy brand new stuff from the Dollar Tree or Dollarama and use diy chalk paint that you made yourself and change it into something else or make it better. You can make your own expensive designer store candlesticks by using your diy chalk paint and going to the Dollar Tree or Dollarama and buying dollar candlesticks. But by far my favourite crafts with diy chalk paint is using it with mason jars. Below is an example of four crafts using diy chalk paint and mason jars. I hope you enjoy them.

4 Crafts Using Mason Jars And DIY Chalk Paint 

Mason Drinking Jars
Labelled Spice Mason Jars

When you don't have a lot of money or you're frugal or you want to save the planet, it doesn't matter which one you are or if you're all above or none of the above refurbishing furniture with chalk paint is one of the most satisfying and awesome makeovers you can do. When you have an end table, coffee table or shelf that has great bones but it's ugly all you need is chalk paint. You can even paint chairs and couches. that's right you can paint material if you prep it right and add fabric medium to the chalk paint. I have chosen 3 makeovers below and one includes painting an ugly armchair. I hope you liked the selections and I know you're going to enjoy them.
3 Furniture Makeovers Using DIY Chalk Paint

Saturday, January 1, 2022

I Hope Everyone Has A Safe And Happy New Years :)


  • New Year’s is a time when millions of people will celebrate with food, new resolutions or a even kiss as the clock strikes 12. But how much do you know about the holiday? Here are 10 fun facts about New Year’s.
  • The first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years. Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare Jan. 1 a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one looking forward and one looking back. Caesar felt that a month named after this god would be fitting.
  • Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. The top resolutions are: to lose weight, get organized, to spend less and save more, to stay fit and healthy, and to quit smoking. While nearly half of all Americans make resolutions, 25 percent of them give up on their resolutions by the second week of January.
  • Be sure to eat leafy greens on New Year’s. Tradition says that the more leafy greens a person eats, the more prosperity he or she will experience (what an incentive for staying healthy!). Tradition also says that legumes bring prosperity because beans and peas look like coins. No wonder why so many people eat black eyed peas on Jan. 1.
  • Many people ring in New Year’s by popping open a bottle of champagne. Americans drink close to 360 million glasses of sparkling wine during this time. The bubbly stuff dates back to the 17th century, when the cork was invented.
  • About 1 million people gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch the ball drop. The Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop came about because of a ban on fireworks. The first ball in 1907 was 700 pounds and was lit with 100 25-watt lights. The current ball puts the old one to shame (thanks to technology). Today, it is covered in 2,688 crystals, is lit by 32,000 LED lights, weighs 11,875 pounds and is 12 feet in diameter.
  • Remember the last scene in When Harry Met Sally, when Harry references a song after he and Sally kiss? It wasAuld Lang Syne, a song traditionally sung at the end of New Year’s parties. Poet Robert Burns wrote it in 1788. Though most people do not know the words to Auld Lang Syne, the overall message is that people have to remember their loved ones, dead or alive, and keep them close in their hearts.
  • If Santa is the most common symbol associated with Christmas, then Baby New Year is the symbol most commonly associated with….you guessed it, New Year’s! Baby New Year is often seen in a diaper, black top hat, and a sash showing the numbers of the new year. Myth states that he matures into an old man during the year.
  • Make sure to be surrounded by family or loved ones on New Year’s Eve. The first person you come across in the new year could set the tone for the next 12 months. This applies to couples, as well. If a couple celebrating New Year’s together does not kiss, the future of the relationship might be splitsville, so be sure to lay one on your significant other.
  • At the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia, 10,000 participants step through City Hall and perform in unique costumes. The parade dates back to mid-17th-century, incorporating elements from Irish, German, English, Swedish and other European heritages. The parade itself is divided into five divisions: a comic division, wench brigades, fancy division, string bands, and fancy bridges. If you are in the area for New Year’s, be sure to check out this event.
  • According to statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, vehicles are stolen on New Year’s Day more than any other holiday. Don’t think your old car is safe, either. In 2011, the 1994 Honda Accord was the most stolen car. To discourage car theft, make sure your car is in a populated area and always take your keys.
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