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Decorative jars I made from Mason jars glued to clear glass candle holders & glass knobs on the lids painted with chalk paint & sealed with mod podge

I don’t know about you but I love chalk paint for my projects from furniture to making decorative jars from old pickle jars & Mason jars to absolutely everything imaginable even fabric. I do have small bottles of chalk paint among my crafts but I can guarantee these will not be purchased when I can reproduce my own at the fraction of the cost & store the remaining paint in a Mason jar what could get better than this right? I have a quart of white latex paint I could separate down into smaller jars such as jelly jars using the folklore paints I have for tinting and probably have enough to last me for awhile. Just the other day I happened across a package of folklore paints for $5.00 with 6 different colors, here’s your sign Teresa. I’m wanting to paint the fabric on our dining room table chairs giving them the French country/ farmhouse feel which this recipe is what I’ll be using..I’ve just seen the light shining from the idea light bulb over my head 😊. I had purchased a few stencils in February I’ve not yet had the chance to use,some I used on the many cutting boards I made. I have several in French ( which I do not know how to speak) one is supposed to be a love poem I’m planning on using on the dressers in the master bedroom & one of the guest bedrooms giving them a romantic touch. I thought about doing the seats to the dining chairs since the fabric is beige just a blue line or two with the block numbers I’ve seen on pinterest which I have a love hate relationship with,I love all the wonderful ideas but hate I bombard myself with project after project creating enough projects for me to do till I’m at least 120 years of age,but I will be busy at that young & still vital age 😉. There are many things I can do with this hack as I’m also wanting to dress up the outside of the chicken coop with a bit of color also using stencils. If you happen to be into the art of rock painting as I have become this may be something you may want to try on them coating them once dried with Mod Podge. As I’m writing I can think of at least a dozen or more projects I can use this recipe for chalk paint on. I hope you’ll make a batch or many batches of your own & share your finished projects with us here. Make,create & enjoy ❤.

The recipe

How To Make Chalky Finish Paint With Baking Soda

3 Materials


10 Minutes


Giving your projects the classic aged matte look that’s easily gives the distressed look and feel to any project

Chalky finished paint gives your surface an aged, matte look that is easily distressed. For me, this is one of my favorite types of paint that matches my home decor.

Store bought can be a bit pricey

However, chalk paint can get super pricy. I’ve got the perfect 3 ingredient hack for turning any house paint into chalk paint in 5 minutes!First things first, you’ll need baking soda. This recipe will make a little over 1 cup of paint. For a quart of paint, quadruple the amount, but remember that it dries out quickly.Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of latex paint. You can use a sample size of paint from purchased at any hardware store but if you have extra paint left over from painting a room or project you can use that!The last ingredient is 3 tbs of cold water.Mix your ingredient until they create a thin, non-grainy texture. This takes a bit of time to dissolve all the baking soda. ( just a note ) You may be able to mix the baking soda and water together first then slowly add the paint a little at a time mixing well where it cuts down on the time of getting the texture non-grainy.And that’s all it takes! After you’re finished store it in a tightly sealed mason jar for your next project. Let me know what you’ll be painting with this chalk paint hack!

Materials needed

Baking soda

Latex paint

Ball Quart Jar with Silver Lid,Wide Mouth, 1 Jar

Enjoy creating something that is as unique as you are ❤😊🥀🐝

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