I am Breaking up with Chalk Paint...
You know when something is so good, you think it just can't get any better? Well, that is how I felt the day I discovered chalk paint. Paint anything? No prep? Sign me up!! I love finding old and abandoned treasures and giving them new life with a little chalk paint. I have done some really fun projects with chalk paint, and it opened up a whole new level of crafting for me.
But recently I discovered something better, and I am a little sad to say, that as of today, I am breaking up with chalk paint and moving on..... are you ready??
This is Fusion Mineral Paint. It has many of the same amazing features as chalk paint, but (I think) its even better!
Here are Some Things I love Fusion Mineral Paint:
Price is comparable to chalk paint
One Coat Coverage - seriously!
Stores better - chalk paint tends to harden if you have a little left at the end of a project
Beautiful Color Selection
No Odor - No VOCs - Water Based
Want to check out my first project?
I picked up this sturdy cabinet at a yard sale for $10. I loved that it had good bones, and all those little cubbies inside gives it lots of character. OH - and the old hardware... very cool.
Here goes nothing... For this project, I chose the color "Homestead Blue" because it just kind of fits me!
With the first brush stroke, I was really impressed with the coverage. This wood was old and dry, and the paint went on amazingly well. I am a bit of a messy painter, and I like things to look rustic, so this was perfect. Had I wanted a cleaner, more crisp end result, I would have either painted with a little more precision, or possibly done a second coat.
For the top of the cabinet, I wanted some contrast, but I also wanted to play around a little with the paint. I (messily) applied a coat of stain and let it dry. Then I sanded off a few random spots to make it look rough. I mixed just a dab of the mineral paint with water and went over the whole top, then wiped it back off with a rag. The blue settled into the lines and cracks and I love the end look - so much dimension!
Here is my little cabinet all complete. Its fun and rustic... Fusion Mineral paint for the win!!