It’s no secret that Erin and I make our own chalk paint 95% of the time. We tell you how to make your own here. However, with the growing popularity of different chalk paint brands across social media, we’ve been bitten by the “I want to try that” bug.
Here is the one thing I will say about ANY chalk paint. IT’S JUST PAINT. Sounds crazy right? Well y’all, I’ll say it right now. You have to let go of the mentality of perfection. Then you need to adopt the attitude that mistakes equal character and art. If you can do those things, you can make almost ANYTHING beautiful with any kind of paint. A good brush makes all the difference. I used the Dixie Bell brush. I really put it to the test on this piece too. It worked amazing, and will definitely be my go to brush in the future.
This was my very first time using Dixie Bell and I chose to stay in the blue/green family for my color choices. Bunker Hill Blue (on the bottom), Peacock (in the center), and Mint Julep (on the top).
I started at the bottom and worked my way up and then back down again, doing what felt right along the way.
A couple of things to note about Dixie Bell paint.
- It dries fast and goes on thick, so keep your spray bottle close by so that you can keep the paint wet. A little water will make all the difference with this paint.
- It is very easy to overwork the paint and muddy it up. Working in sections helped to keep from making one big mess of the colors.
- I barely used any paint at all, and would guess there’s enough left to do 4 more dressers exactly like this one.
Y’all I’m so excited about how it turned out. Is Rustic Boho a thing? If it wasn’t before, it definitely will be now in my home. I can’t wait to incorporate this beautiful piece into my master bedroom makeover once we get settled into our new home in New York.
I hope y’all love it as much as I do. If you have any questions about the process let me know and I’ll try and help, and as always make sure you are following us on facebook so you can see what we are up to.
Blessings ~ Lizzy