Most of ya'll are familiar with chalk paint, right? I mean, if you've been around for a bit you know I love chalk paint and love to chalk paint EVERYTHING. NO seriously. EVERY SINGLE THING.
So imagine how excited I was to stumble upon Chalk Paint Spray Paint. I, of course was a little skeptical at how well this stuff would work. I've used spray paint on plenty of projects and while there are certainly a few tips and tricks to getting a nice finish using spray paint- it's all fairly easy. I'm going to do my best to give ya'll my thoughts on Chalk Paint spray paint today, just in case you're wondering how well it works and if it's worth purchasing. I know I for one, depend a lot on the internet to give me some insight on new products- mostly because I don't want to waste my money on something that doesn't work.
I was really happy with how well the spray painted worked. I was even more surprised that it actually gave me the chalky finish I love so much. While I don't really think it would be great for big projects (like dressers and buffets) simply because you'd have to make sure your application was super smooth with no drips or runs, and also because I see it getting expensive as you would most likely need multiple cans.
However, it works really well for smaller scale things. And today I'm going to share three projects you can make today (or tomorrow, or this weekend or whenever really!) with Chalk Paint Spray Paint!
1. Make a Wreath-
I LOVE using spray paint on my twiggy wreaths. They're super cheap at most craft stores and I know Wal-Mart has them for $5. You'll pay more for the wispy looking wreath like I have pictured below, but if you snag one using a 40% off coupon at Micheal's you'll get it for under $10. It's no secret I love wreaths, and I get asked about them a ton. Chalk Paint Spray Paint is super awesome for making wreaths to switch out for the seasons. I've actually spray painted this exact wreath 3 different times. But you'd never notice.
2. Candle Sticks-
Oh my, how I LOVE me some candle sticks..Nick says I "collect them" among many other things because I have so many. I just love them so much because they add instant height and can be used basically ANYWHERE. They are also super easy to transform with Chalk Paint Spray Paint. Have some old candlesticks laying around and you're not happy with the color? These used to be black- but I took them and gave them a little makeover to fit in with my current decor. You'll have tons of luck finding candlesticks at most thrift stores too. Seems like people never see the potential in them and just ditch them. HA! Their LOSS! Because WE know everything has potential around here, RIGHT?
If you're looking to get a super layered look with the paint- spray first with a darker color such as (black) or (brown) and let dry overnight, or at least 6 hours. and then coat with the lighter color. Using a slightly damp rag, wipe some of the freshly applied spray paint away to give you the layered and aged look.
3. Picture Frames-
I painted these blue frames a lighter gray to fit more of what my style is today. The cool thing about paint is that you can always paint back over it if you don't like it. It's also a super budget friendly way to get a new look, without buying something entirely new.
PS. REALLLLLLY need to update these pictures. ;)
4. Nightstands, Small Dressers, Cake Stands
..think anything on the small side. Just make sure if you use it on larger items (dressers, nightstands) you coat with the (clear wax) that also comes in a spray can. Coating with the wax keeps it easy to clean and keeps it from yellowing or changing color over time.
In the end, I really LOVE this product and think it's super awesome. It makes my life easier considering I don't have to worry about as much prep when I'm spray painting something. I would definitely use it again in the future! I just hope they come out with a few more colors. Not sure why considering I always paint everything white LOL But seriously, I'm going to try to branch out this year, I swear.
5. Get Creative!
You can literally use it for anything- I especially loved how easy it was to make this sign with the spray paint!
You can read more about how I made the sign and the process of using the paint in this post here. It was really easy and fun.
Wanna give it a try? You can pick up a can here! Have you used this product before? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it if you have! Just leave a comment below or message me on Instagram! I love hearing from you guys!