MIXING CHALK PAINT WITH ACRYLIC PAINT

A few months ago when I created the dresser for my bedroom, I stumbled upon what I think is one of my favorite chalk paint combinations. I painted the body of the chest with old white, the drawers with duck egg and the top graphite. It was complimented with some dark wax in random areas and gold gilding on the drawer edges.

I loved this combo so much I used it again on this sweet little night stand. The only problem was that I didn’t have any more graphite and I couldn’t get to Stacey’s store that day. I decided to improvise and poured a little paris gray paint into a disposable bowl. I then began to add basic black acrylic paint that I use to paint on canvas. I added it until I got the same graphite color.
PLUS
Paris Grey

EQUALS…….
A great graphite alternative.

( NOTE-  I did not add dark wax to the night stand top. The dresser DOES have dark wax on it hence the slight color difference.)
Now all this little piece needs is a new home! It is available at Homewood Antiques and Marketplace for 85.00.

Comments

  1. This is a fab tip, and the result is stunning as is the dresser you did previously. CJ

  2. This is a fab tip, and the result is stunning as is the dresser you did previously. CJ

  3. Oh I love it! I really like the use of multiple colors! Very pretty and a good tip.

  4. Oh I love it! I really like the use of multiple colors! Very pretty and a good tip.

  5. Karena says:

    Kelli I also adore this combination and cannot wait to try it on a fave piece!

    I hope you will enter the amazing Giveaway from our friend Artie, the Cross Bottle Guy!
    You will love it!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  6. Karena says:

    Kelli I also adore this combination and cannot wait to try it on a fave piece!

    I hope you will enter the amazing Giveaway from our friend Artie, the Cross Bottle Guy!
    You will love it!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  7. What a gorgeous color combo. I love the pic with the scrabble tile message too. Well done!!

  8. What a gorgeous color combo. I love the pic with the scrabble tile message too. Well done!!

  9. How clever! Very nice…

  10. How clever! Very nice…

  11. Susan says:

    It's wonderful, Kelli! Happy Easter to you and your family! :)

  12. Susan says:

    It's wonderful, Kelli! Happy Easter to you and your family! :)

  13. :) I just did that this week! I was wanting a softer color than duck egg, so I mixed in an aqua to the latex & chalk paint, and I loved it! The latex was a wall paint that was also in eggshell finish, so when the wax was done, it actually had a slightly more glossy finish…kinda intriguing to play around with it more! :) Love that 3 color combo too, great idea.

  14. :) I just did that this week! I was wanting a softer color than duck egg, so I mixed in an aqua to the latex & chalk paint, and I loved it! The latex was a wall paint that was also in eggshell finish, so when the wax was done, it actually had a slightly more glossy finish…kinda intriguing to play around with it more! :) Love that 3 color combo too, great idea.

  15. michele says:

    ooooh, a handsome handsome piece at a great price!

    come visit anytime and hope you'll enter my giveaway!

    michele
    http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

  16. michele says:

    ooooh, a handsome handsome piece at a great price!

    come visit anytime and hope you'll enter my giveaway!

    michele
    http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

  17. Jenn Gray says:

    terrific idea, its a beautiful finished product

  18. Jenn Gray says:

    terrific idea, its a beautiful finished product

  19. Carol Ann says:

    Such a pretty piece! So pretty, in fact, that I went to Homewood Antiques & Marketplace and brought it home with me! Thanks Kelli!

  20. Carol Ann says:

    Such a pretty piece! So pretty, in fact, that I went to Homewood Antiques & Marketplace and brought it home with me! Thanks Kelli!

  21. AWE! YAY Carol Ann!! Thanks for stopping by and telling me! You are so sweet!

  22. AWE! YAY Carol Ann!! Thanks for stopping by and telling me! You are so sweet!

  23. So pretty!!

  24. So pretty!!