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Comparing 6 Popular Chalk Paints

I love chalk paint!  I bought my first quart of chalk p aint  from Home Depot  in the color Linen White. I painted everything! Then I discovered chalk paint at other hardware and retail stores. That's when I decided to do a comparison.  I had heard about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and seen the paint demonstrations online, but I knew that this paint was only available through distributors. I didn't have time for that! How I Conducted My Demo I bought six different chalk-style brands from various retail stores. Using popsicle sticks, I performed a very un-scientific paint demonstration. Basically, I dipped a popsicle in each container and recorded the paint's consistency--thick or runny.  I'm not saying that runny paint is a bad thing! In fact, some users routinely add water to their chalky paint. I rarely do. I like the thickness of chalky paint. The beauty of chalk paint is that it covers most surfaces without sanding. And it's very  forgiving.                         

Flip This Thrift - Ginger Jar Makeover

I knew when I saw it that I had to have it! I walked into the thrift store and saw this beautiful brown ginger jar on the shelf just waiting for me.  As an avid thrifter, I knew that I had to act fast or risk losing this beauty to another seasoned picker who could see its potential.  The color brown was probably off-putting to some, but I could see beyond that. What I Did Paint has always been my friend and I knew exactly what I was going to do. In this case, I used a Gloss White Spray Paint, and the rest, as they say, is history.  Stunning results! Thrifting is a  great way to uncover hidden treasures and give a second chance to home accessories and furniture. Go forth and thrift, my friends! Disclosure: Links may contain affiliates. When you buy through one of our links we will receive a commission. This is at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting Life on Greenwood and allowing me to continue to bring you valuable content.