DIY Chalk Style Paint Chifferobe Transformation

Make your own chalk paint to transform an old piece of furniture into a modern piece.

My youngest is moving into her first college apartment. I doesn’t have a lot of room and she asked me if she could have the old chifferobe basically taking up space in the basement.

Make your own chalk paint to transform an old piece of furniture into a modern piece.

Of course she wanted to paint it. First she said she wanted to paint it the color of the walls on the show Friends which was a mid-tone lavender. Then she said she really liked celadon.

I told her about all the really interesting projects I’ve seen online crafted by all my blogging friends and those on Pinterest and suggested we use chalk paint. To get the color she wanted and keep down the cost we decided to make our own with latex paint and plaster of paris. I found the recipe at salvaged inspirations.

We picked up a quart of paint and the plaster of paris at Home Depot and mixed it up according to the recipe. There was more than enough paint for this project even after two coats. In the future I would probably mix less.

It seemed to go on pretty well. We decided to use a brown glaze on top and that had some streaking issues. Overall I would do it again. Maybe I’d use a wax instead of glaze next time.

We plan on giving it a coat of poly for protection when the inside it done. In the meantime here’s a pic of the finished piece on the outside. The inside will be painted regular white latex during the next few weeks, then it’s off to college.

Make your own chalk paint to transform an old piece of furniture into a modern piece.

It looks fresh and new. Perfect for a young adult apartment.

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Marie H says:

    That looks amazing! Great color choice.

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