The first thing I ever painted with DIY chalk paint is the bathroom vanity in the guest bath. My favorite DIY Chalk Paint Recipe is one part Plaster of Paris mixed with water to a pancake like consistency and three parts latex paint. The samples from the various paint and home improvement stores work great. I thought you would like to see How Does DIY Chalk Paint Look After 3 Years.
As you can see by the before pictures… Aren’t you amazed I took before pictures? I really didn’t know what I was doing but since I have painted forever including my house inside and out more than once and that was one of my jobs volunteering on the Habitat job sites I decided I had nothing to lose. I know how to paint.
When I ventured into the great unknown of painting with DIY chalk paint, what was the first thing I did? I took the doors off and removed the hinges. Another thing was to wipe down the cabinet although I can’t tell you after all of these years what I may have used. My best guess is Murphy’s Oil Soap.
If you have ever used DIY Chalk Paint you know the first coat generally doesn’t look good and your heart stops and you think oh boy what have I done. Yes, that is the emotion I experienced. By that time the deed was done so I continued on.
I don’t know if that makes me stubborn or what but let me tell you when I start a project I finish it regardless of what happens during.
After the second coat of paint and before waxing I knew this was a good thing to do to get rid of the builder grade cabinets without buying new ones. I lightly distressed the cabinet.
Then I started waxing the cabinet and I was in love with the look. I did get carried away with the clear wax and applied seven coats. I suspect that may have been overkill. At some point I found the new knobs at Hobby Lobby and it worked.
How Does DIY Chalk Paint Look After 3 Years? I am very happy with the look and it looks as good as when I painted it 3 years ago. As an update, it is going on 5 years since I have painted the vanity. It still looks as good as the day I painted it.
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