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DIY Faux Marble Top Using Chalk PaintFebruary 24, 2016
This post is made in collaboration with Wise Owl Paint, all opinions are 100% my own. This post may...
This post is made in collaboration with Wise Owl Paint, all opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links
Happy Wednesday! I knew this week was going to busy, but for some reason...the busier it is, the more I get my butt into gear! I am participating in the Create and Share Challenge hosted by Stephanie from Casa Watkins. This post is sponsored by Wise Owl Paint Company and I have been super pumped to have this opportunity to work with them. I know you have seen a lot of projects from me this week, but this one is a bit different! However, it is another paint post, but instead of showing you a before and after of something just painted (y'all know I do not distress stuff)...I decided to show a DIY faux marble tutorial using Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint. I have tried this using latex and acrylic paint and it works great with those applications, but since chalk paint is something new to me, I thought I would give it a try. I have never done a tutorial on this but you can see other handy work, here.
Wise Owl Paint Giveaway at the END of the post
(1 pint Wise Owl Paint, 1/2 Pint of Paint, Choice of Wax, and Cling on brush)
Paint- I used Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint color black
Rag - a dry one
Small cup of water
A surface to paint on
Your hand or pencil/ruler
1. Prep your surface and make sure that it is free of debris or grime or sticky stuff
2. Shake/stir paint until mixed well
3. With your mixing stick, dip it in paint--draw thin lines with paint stick and paint (like shown above)
4. get your towel, dip it into the water (do NOT soak) and pat the painted thin lines. Note: YOU control the consistency of the paint, if you want it be darker add more paint or don't pat it as much and vice versa
5. You can use either the side of your hands or a pencil/stick to create the veins of the faux marble, I used both---Apply paint to the side of your hand and stamp it down on the surface
***Using your hand will give softer veins while using a pencil or stick with give sharper more hard lines
6. Once you have stamped/drawn out your lines, pat the edges/parameters of the veins to show a variation in color---YOU CONTROL this. To add more intensity, dab it softly and sparingly, to grey it out so the line is not as strong pat it more to where the line is almost washed out but still visible.
7. Using the remaining paint on the towel, dab it in water (not soak) and pat around the veins, if needed apply a little bit of paint on the towel and pat it out till there is not paint left---work it all over the surface
8. IMPORTANT---since chalk paint in general (including Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint) scratches easily after application, you need to work fast and let the piece sit and cure for a couple of days. After the piece is cured, seal it using hemp oil or sealant of your choice. If using regular latex paint, seal as you would any other piece of furniture.
There you have it! a faux marble top that looks anything but fake!
For more awesome chalk paint ideas check out the all of the other Create and Share participants projects
A Shade of Teal ~ Night Stand Makeover
Old House To A New Home ~ Chalk Painted Accent Table
Pocketful of Posies ~ Old Door Dining Table
Domicile 37 ~ Faux Marble Top
Refashionably Late ~ Dining Room Re Do
Knock It Off Kim ~ Aging Furniture With Chalk Paint
Refresh Living ~ Rustic DIY Woven Bench Transformation
The Twin Cedars ~ Chalk Paint Furniture Flip
Our House Now A Home ~ Wall Paper Organizer
Lehman Lane ~ Cedar Chest Makeover
Green With Decor ~ Old Cabinet Drawer Makeover
One Mile Home Style ~ Drab to Fab Table Makeover
The Weathered Fox ~ Charging Station
Casa Watkins ~ DIY Aztec Arta Rafflecopter giveaway Skimlinks Test