Chalk painting is a trendy type of painting - it's the perfect way to restore something old and give it a new life! We all have something in our homes that could use a "facelift"!
This is a 2-night course where you get to bring a small piece of furniture to refresh and refinish. You may have some silver picture frames or a gold hall mirror that can be livened up with a coat of soft-colored chalk paint. Other ideas for projects are single chairs, footstools, shelves, etc.
This course will get you started and give you the experience and knowledge so you may go on a chalk painting Bing! It is easy to get hooked on the hobby and soon you will be inspired to re-purpose many more pieces to fit back into your homes decor. A supply list will be emailed prior the first class.
1 Chalk Paint (8 fl oz or 16 oz good size for a small project) Chalk paint supplies can be purchased at Walmart, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby , Michaels, etc.
*I have used all types of chalk paint and the quality of paint really depends on the effort and expense you want to put into the project. I have used DecoArt from Hobby Lobby, Artminds from Michaels, Waverly from Walmart, but my favorite is Fusion Mineral Paint (More expensive, but great colors and coverage) from Flea Bodies on Market in Wilm.
Choice: you can add a second color that will come through during distressing
Choice: Antique wax- small container of dark brown (Not a necessary purchase, but depends on the look you want. I will have some available to try, and if purchasing, I like the dark brown- depends on what look you are interested in)
2. 2 clean 3" brushes and 1 small brush for applying darker color highlight. (chalk paint cleans up easily with water!)
3. Sand paper fine to medium (or a sandpaper block) for distressing
4. A clean coffee can or container
5. Rubber gloves or disposable gloves (dr. gloves)
6. Old towels or Rags, paper towels, newspaper for table.
7. Bees wax stick
8. Painters tape
*If this is your first chalk painting project project, be conservative with your supplies. Chalk painting is pretty "fool proof" and most people are thrilled with the simplicity and the results of the project. Just gather basic supplies from list, have fun, and don't stress about this!
Please respond by the link provided by 4pm Sunday, October 15th.
Contact Sabrina Lewis, Activities Director, with additional questions or concerns at 910-285-1015.