- Color-matched the shade of green I wanted.
I’ve been addicted to (and prefer) Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but ASCP doesn’t have the shade of green I was looking for.
- Bought some Rub N’ Buff.
Seriously, this stuff is awesome! It’s best if you want to change the color of an object, to give it a metallic look. They have many colors, actually, and I plan to cop all of ‘em! You can use your finger to rub it on, or you can use a soft cloth. I used the Rub N’ Buff around the ledge of the desk, as well as around the outline of the chalkboard AGENDA to give it some definition. I used Rub N’ Buff Gold Leaf. I think I’ve made a new best friend
- Bought some Chalkboard Spray Paint. Chalkboard spray paint is the best to use for small, quick projects where you want a chalkboard. I primed the surface first, and then taped off the areas that I don’t want to get sprayed. I highly recommend Frog Tape (the green tape!) versus the blue painters tape. Whenever I use the blue tape, the paint seeps into the taped area. Frustrating!! That doesn’t happen with the green stuff.
|Taped off with Frog Tape the area that I didn’t want chalkboard, but didn’t feel a need to totally cover the whole thing–only the localized area.|
I love my paint sprayer for tough jobs like getting in between lattices or bars. It’s just sooo much
|I own a Command Max HVLP sprayer.
I don’t yet own a Cricut or other cutter to do cute little stencils and letters yet. SOOO……the next
best option is some of those pretty little stickers from Hobby Lobby or Amazon. They work
surprisingly well, and they are inexpensive! I got gold ones to match the gold Rub N’ Buff, and
after I applied them, I put a coat of the poly over top to protect them from prying little fingers
6. Applied 2 coats of glossy water-based Polycrylics.
I prefer the water-based Polycrylics just because it’s easier to clean. I want to run my brush under
If you like this project, please feel free to leave a comment! I read them all, and am grateful for taking a peak!