Wait, what’s happening? Am I actually posting something home decor/DIY related?? YES! Yes, I am. ‘Bout time, right?!?
Last month, I was browsing our local Goodwill and came across a really adorable midcentury style desk. For $15 dollars.
Yep, that’s right. $15 dollars. It was really in pretty good shape, too. What can I say? Sometimes even a blind squirrel finds a mid-century modern nut.
When I saw this desk, I instantly had a vision for what I wanted it to look like – I was picturing a rich army green with gold dip-dyed legs. And because I LOATHE furniture prep, I knew chalk paint was the way to go. I’ve heard lots of good things about the BB Frosch Chalk Paint Powder, so I decided to give it a go.
Basically, the powder allows you to transform any latex paint into chalk paint – cool, right?!? The formula is simple: 2 tablespoons of powder + 1 tablespoon of water + 1 cup of flat finish paint. I went with Forestwood by Sherwin Williams. They recommend just mixing up a cup at a time, because the paint goes a long way. I ended up using a full cup and still needed just a bit more for some touch ups so I mixed up another half cup to finish this desk.
The coverage for the paint was great – it was really easy to use! And the best part is, I still have a ton of powder left to use for future projects! I taped the legs off and sprayed them with my beloved Krylon gold spray paint.
It’s good, right?! I also hit the hardware with a couple coats of ORB spray paint – so much better!
I put a couple coats of Polycrylic on the drawers and table top to seal everything off.
My plan is to move this baby up to our guest room – I just have to get our exercise equipment moved out to make some room! Have you guys ever tried any DIY-type chalk paint methods? What’s your favorite?
Note: This post was in no way sponsored by BB Frosch – I just enjoyed their product!