First Time Attempt At Chalk Painting

Yesterday we were up at my Dads house. She had brought up a piece of furniture that she wanted me to refinish and distress. I went online to learn how to use the chalk painting style to refinish and distress this piece. We had already bought the paint and also got some plaster of paris to make a mixture used in the chalk painting style. Veronica was busy doing her embroidery throughout the day so I decided to give the chalk painting a try. Here is the piece after I applied a coat of cream colored paint, let it dry and then applied the mixture of plaster of paris, some water and a bluish colored paint. After letting that mixture completely dry over the previously applied cream colored paint, I out my sandpaper and my new orbital sander and we at the job of distressing this piece of furniture. Here is what I ended up with:

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