How to Use Chalk Paint | Trend Watch

You guys! We have found the coolest paint ever! Painting things has been fun for a long time, so we get that we are not game-changers here, and this is not a particularly new trend, but this paint is pretty amazing. Meet “One step paint” from Amy Howard (available at Ace Hardware and here)

We love the Luxe Grey and Spa White colors for well, just about anything, but the brighter pops of color will look amazing against neutral decor, too. Best of all, there is virtually no prep reguired (other than gently cleaning your surface). You can bit sanding, priming and stripping farewell, because this stuff truly is one step. It even adheres to fabric, which opens up a world of possibilities (chairs, cushions!), as well as formica, metal and wood. On the Amy Howard website, you can find a whole bunch of transformations and ideas. 

photos from Amy Howard Home and 

The Amy Howard blog has an excellent tutorial on painting fabric to make a custom floorcloth here, and we have found some of the best Pinterest tutorials on using chalk paint below:

How to Paint Cabinets (video)

How to paint fabric (video)

How to wax and distress projects

Chalk paint for beginners

Have we given you some inspiration?? It’s just about yard sale season here in my corner of Oregon, so I might be heading to get myself some paint to bring some of those worn out pieces I find back to life!