It seems I have a penchant for painting my late grandmother’s old furniture. You may remember the coffee table I wrote on of her’s. This kitchen cart was Grandma’s, but it had seen better days. It has been hanging out in my Dad’s kitchen for years now. My sister Caitlin decided to rope me into giving this kitchen cart a quick makeover over the holidays.
It actually turned into the perfect opportunity to try BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder. The powder is mixed with water first and then any flat latex paint to create a smooth, durable chalk paint that can be painted directly over any surface regardless of whether it is bare wood, metal, or previously painted. Primer is not needed! For a soft durable finish, you can add a coat of BB Frösch Clear Wax.
I can’t wait to show you how this chalk powder works and how quickly you can give furniture a makeover.
- 1 TBSP BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder
- 8 oz. Latex Paint (tester paints work perfect for this)
- 1 TBSP warm water
- Container to mix paint in
- Paint Stirrer
- Paint Brush
- Wet rag
- Clean dry rag
- BB Frösch Clear Finishing Wax (or other furniture wax)
Optional (for butcher block top):
- Power sander
- Sanding discs in three grits
- Dust mask
- Mineral oil
Begin by wiping off your kitchen cart with the damp rag.
To remove the butcher block top, turn the cart upside down and remove the screws holding the top in place.
Lightly sand the rest of the cart with a sanding block. It helps to enlist the help of one adorable niece for this step. [Read more...]