I'm an oops paint gal, and that has been just fine for me so far. But I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and see what the big deal was with this chalk paint. Several weeks ago, I found out that 2 tbsp unsanded grout mixed with 1 cup paint will achieve similar results as AS. So I bought this stuff~
I found it at Lowe's and mixed it up with my paint. This dresser was my guinea pig.
I didn't sand or prepare the surface at all, just started painting. Like I said I had never used the Annie Sloan stuff, so I can't compare. But it worked pretty good and I will use it again. I did need to use 2 coats, and I chose to sand it a little after it dried, because it felt a bit gritty.
Then I painted another light coat of just the regular paint on top. I love the look and feel I got from this experiment, I think I will try Plaster of Paris next. Cassie tried it with her chairs and they turned out fabulous!
Let me know if you have any tips about DIY chalk paint.