Rock the Chalk
Jun 2, 2011
There is a new craze in the DIY world going on right now and it is called CHALK PAINT! It seems like everybody I know is giving it a whirl. Maybe you are like me, (lazy) and have wondered what all the hubbub is about and were wishing that someone would just tell you so you don't have to go, like, looking it up for yourself and junk.
Well, lucky for you! I got a bunch of chalk paint submissions recently, so I asked some of the submitters their thoughts.
First I asked Susan from Hometown Girl, who redid this dresser, but she hasn't got back to me yet. So .... sorry, that wasn't very informative, was it? But the chalk paint sure looks nice, eh?
But Ann came through! Ann wanted chalk paint specifically for this piano, which was in rougher condition than it appears (I always feel like I have to say that so piano fanatics don't throw bricks through my windows).
She says: "I had a specific reason to use the chalk paint on the piano. I did not want to sand it. The piano although ugly was still in tune and I feared that all of the dust from sanding would get into the body and be impossible to get out. "
"I slapped the chalk paint right on over the finish ( I didn't even wipe it down). I applied a coat of wax, the first time I have ever done this and I would definitely do it again, it has such a nice smooth finish. I am extremely happy with it, it has made a dark dreary corner of my living room nice and bright."
Look, she even gave the candlesticks makeovers!