If you missed me How to Strip Paint last week you can read it here: How to: Paint Removal. I removed the paint from the cabinets first to allow the wood to show through when I distress the chalk paint. After stripping the paint, I used the following recipe to make my own Black Chalk Paint.
The Black Chalk paint covered really well. I only needed a second coat in a few places like the kitchen floor, living room floor, and home deck paint, etc and it dried fairly quickly. I’m loving the new look already and I can’t wait to see the final distressed took.
Kitchen cabinets painted with two coats of Ebony Chalk Paint.
The bottom cabinets painted with chalk paint. They look so much better in black. I might add beadboard to the cabinets on the bottom.
The next step is to add the pallet wood and paint the rest of the kitchen. Stay tuned for more kitchen transformations.
Homemade Chalk Paint
2 Cups of paint
4 T Plaster of Paris
2 T water
- Place Plaster of Paris into a plastic bowl. Add water and stir till all lumps are no longer visible. Add paint to plaster mixture and mix.