11th Feb2014

Antiquing Furniture with Chalk Paint

by Loren Crane

Antiquing Furniture with Chalk Paint was written by Loren Crane from Pandora’s Craft Box.


I don’t know about you but I love chalk paint. I want to use it on everything. There is fun making something new or damaged seem rustic. I am all into antiquing furniture and transforming it into something you can’t recognize anymore. Using chalk paint is easy, just requires one more step than just painting. The good thing about recovering my trunks was that I did not have to sand them down or prime them. I just went ahead and applied my home made recipe for chalk paint!

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If you want to see my recipe for chalk paint click here for more information on how you can make it.  Once you have the mixture you will need to apply a couple of coats to your furniture. I applied about two to three coat of white chalk paint to my trunk. The chalk paint dries pretty fast so you don’t have to wait too long between coats.

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I then used sand paper to remove the chalk paint from the edges and in areas where damage would occur with time to make the furniture seem worn down.

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You of course don’t want to forget to seal your furniture because if you don’t the chalk paint will flake off with every touch.  You have a few choices of sealer from wax to oil sealers.  I used Americana Paint Company top coat which leaves the surface smooth once dried.

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Ta-da! I love the look my trunks give to my living room now.


Stay Crafty,


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Loren Crane
Loren’s journey as a crafter began when she had her son. She found that she could create anything her mind could come up with her limit was her imagination. It also helped that she has a very supportive husband. She started with a simple book folding technique to now reupholstering chairs. DIY is her passion and she hopes to inspire others to take a chance and know that if a city girl who did not know how to use a glue gun could do it so can you. Now she is a thrifty, antiquing and dumpster diving woman who can’t pass up a good deal. She can see beauty in everything and you don’t have to spend a fortune to make it. Come a join her on her blog, Pandora’s Craft Box!
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