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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Trend Alert: Chalk Paint!

Chalk paint isn't just for blackboards anymore! Chalk finish paint is becoming all the rage in home decor projects from furniture to decor items.  Celebrate's own Michael painted a uninspiring cabinet in his entryway using Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint (again, not chalk board paint) in the color "Treasure."  The process couldn't be more simple. First he just wiped down the cabinet with a damp rag. No additional sanding or stripping was needed. Then he removed the cabinet doors, drawer, and hardware.  He removed the hardware primarily to update it to a more modern look but it did also help prevent pain splattering on it.  Michael then painted the piece with two coats of the paint and finished it a coordinating creme wax.  The best part is the paint and wax are water-based making clean up a breeze!



Chalk paint can be used on a wide variety of surfaces such as glass!  Check out these painted and distressed  Ball jars in a spectrum of fun colors.