Thursday, September 19, 2013

Chalk Paint an upcycler's medium

Chalk paint comes in many colors besides black; its the ideal paint to use on many surfaces. It can be used on furniture; walls and planters. These surfaces are ideal for writing on to label plants directly on planters. Great for kids to create art on walls and not get in trouble for writing on the walls. 
Finally, creating one of a kind unique furniture pieces with the various color selections available and allowing art and words to be written right on the surface. 


It's an amazing medium that many crafters on Etsy and various sites are using to create one of a kind furniture pieces.

There are many paints that are great for DIY projects and are great to use on specific projects, such as mirror paint which makes glass have a mirrored look.  There are lacquer paints, great for furniture or small wood boxes.  Fabric paints that are for textiles.  There is a paint for every imagined project and with the great invention of YouTube, there are crafters and DIY crafts people teaching viewers how to do these projects online for free.  Home Improvement stores teach customers in workshops to paint or use tools to install flooring or cabinets; all valuable skills to learn for creating DIY projects.  It is important to reimagine a vintage beat up old piece and learn how to bring it back to life.  This growing trend helps keep large furniture out of landfills and aids the person's pocket book long term allowing them to keep these items longer.