In this post I´m going to show you guys how I do my distressing with chalk paint. Recently I did a makeover on my dining room table and chairs and this is the end result…
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I bought this “JOKKMOKK” dining room table and chairs at Ikea about 6 years ago and always thought I wanted to do something with it BUT just never had the time. Finally I was able to spruse it up with a can of chalk paint and a stainless steel grill scraper and I absolutely love the result! Don´t get me wrong I love Ikea furniture but it´s become a “hobby” of mine to buy less expensive furniture and make it look, well, more expensive 😉
In the photo below I set the table for two and most of the tableware and decorations are from Ikea. Did I mention I love Ikea?! 🙂
To get the look I used chalk paint in the colour antique white. The trick is to paint thin layers which helps to use the stainless steel grill scraper afterwards. The paint comes off much easier. On the parts where I painted a double layer it took much more elbow grease… it was hard work! So note to self and everyone out there: one layer is enough!
After you finished with the scraper, dust the surfaces off completely and then use a wax seal (one that is typically used after using chalk paint). I used a transparent wax seal.
Painting with chalk paint has become a passion of mine! I recently re-painted my Ikea book stand in the colour stone and it looks absolutely beautiful!! I recently learnt about a technique where you use vinegar to distress furniture painted with chalk paint. I´m planning to test it out on my outside patio furniture which I´m planning to paint in a light pastel robin´s egg colour. I can´t wait to see if it works! I promise to write a post about it 🙂
One more thing, I wanted to share this Renaissance Chalk Furniture Paint Deluxe Starter Kit (that includes a Quart (950ml) of paint, 8oz (240ml) Clear Wax, 4oz (120ml) Dark Wax, 2″ (50mm)Paint Brush, 1.5″ (38mm)Wax Brush and a 1″ (25mm) Wax Detail Brush) with you guys if you´re wanting to get into revamping old furniture with chalk paint. This kit has everything you need to start!
See the video!
Ok so that´s all from me for today! I really hope you guys like this post and let me know in the comment section below if you´d like to see more home decor / revamp posts like this one..?
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