Chalk Paint Furniture Ideas that Add Character

By Trista
Chalk Paint Furniture Ideas that Add Character

It seems that since the creation of markers, crayons, and colored pencils, children have written on furniture and walls. They have tried to bring their creativity into living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, and anywhere else. While they are generally proud of their creations, parents are not always as impressed. It often leaves parents wondering what they can do to let their children express their creative side without limiting them in any way. 

Other than the age-old rule of giving your children paper to color and draw, there are many different ways to let them have all their fun, and this follows the method of using chalk. Not only is this easy to wash off, but you can also invest in chalkboard paint, which is a specialized paint that creates a chalkboard like coating that can be utilized as a writing surface in the same manner as a traditional chalkboard or blackboard. However, this isn’t just a fun tool that you can give your children, so they have a designated place to color and draw and on the walls, it’s also an idea that you can bring into your home for yourself. This article will help you discover unique ways to bring chalk paint into your home. 

Make a list of the painting supplies you will need before you head to the store, so you only need to make one trip. Shutterstock.

Before You Begin Painting

One of the most important tips when it comes to chalk paint is that you focus on organization and success from the start. While the process of painting is pretty simple and straightforward, mostly if you’ve painted walls or furniture before, there are still steps you want to take before you sit down and begin. For instance, you not only want to choose your piece of furniture but also set it up in a temporary workspace so it can dry without being touched. Plus, if you accidentally spill paint or make a mess, it won’t ruin the carpet or any part of your home. 

Then, you want to know what color you need to purchase along with the other supplies. For instance, you’ll want to buy the right brush. Many feel the best are the Purdy® brand brushes. It’s essential to get a few different sizes just in case. It would be best if you also got the following:

  • MinWax Clear Paste Wax
  • MinWax Specialty Dark Wax
  • Painter’s drop cloth
  • Sandpaper
  • Lint-free rags
  • Paint can opener
  • Painter’s tape
  • Wooden paint stirrer
  • Ziplock bags
  • Water
  • Container to hold the paint
  • Screwdriver
  • Paper plate
  • Paper towel