My Favorite DIY Chalk Paint (So Far)

31st May 2015

I love easy DIYs and I love saving money so this creation was inevitable for me. DIY Chalk Paint.

Easy DIY Chalk Paint on Sweet Southern Simplicity Blog

I found this lovely frame at my favorite thrift store, Value Village. It was pretty beaten up but I adored the shape of it and the best part.. It was .60 cents! I knew I could transform it into something lovely, the only question was how.

After thinking about it for a while I had narrowed my DIY options down to a floral decoupage or a pretty country-esque paint job. I needed something that wouldn’t take much time or additional dollars. And that’s how my favorite DIY chalk paint came to be.

I did some research on what recipes I could use and was SO elated when I found this. The author claims this was her least favorite but I absolutely loved it! I did however change up the recipe just a smidge! I do intend on trying the other recipes and reviewing them, but for now my bank account calls for the cheapie recipe.

What You’ll Need:

DIY Chalk Paint on Sweet Southern Simplicity Blog

Baking Soda + Latex Paint
(both of which I have on hand at all times which made this a VERY inexpensive DIY for me)

My favorite DIY Chalk Paint Recipe:

2 and 1/4 Parts Latex Paint (you can get small samples like the one pictured above for less than $4 at Home Depot)
3/4 Parts Baking Soda

Mix quickly thoroughly and continue to keep mixed.

Paint a few coats on your desired wood surface, wait for it to dry then sand to make smooth and distressed.

**Note** I am aware that a store bought chalk paint may be easier to work with or may end up looking better but the point of this project was not to spend $42 on ONE quart of paint.


What do you think? Will you try your own DIY Chalk Paint?


“Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible with your methods.”

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