Chalk paint adheres to most any surface without sanding or priming and then it distresses so nicely, making furniture look like its worn in and loved. Isn't that sweet? Well, Chalk paint is great, but paying for it can mean rearranging the month budget to afford it. At about $40 a quart, it's not easy justifying that to the hubby!
It's easier that you'd think to whip up a batch of home-made brew. I'm going to tell you a way I did it that cost me ZERO dollars! ZERO!
First things first. Go to your garage or your scary basement and find your left-over cans of paint. Find the colors you love that are in the same color family. Remember the color wheel folks; opposites on the color wheel make poop brown! Mix your colors together to the desired results and remember this is not an exact science, so don't stress!
I store my paint in glass jars. This works for all kinds of left-over paint. I've read that it will keep up to five years if stored in a jar rather than a can!
Application of this paint is just like with Annie Sloan or CC Caldwell; just start painting.
Let dry and paint again. When it's completely dry run a fine grit sand paper over the surface very lightly to remove the little pieces of undissolved Plaster if Paris. Then distress and wax and you're done!!