Home-made Chalked Paint Recipe

Making chalk paint at home is easy!
How to make home-made chalk paint

For this project I used only a few items and they were not very expensive. 
How to make DIY home-made chalk paint

I used 2 tsp. non-sanded grout, a little water and about a cup of paint. The first time I tried to make this I ended up with lumps... not impossible to deal with but it got me wondering how I could fix the problemI was thinking gravy... The trick is to dissolve the grout in a little bit of water first! And it worked!
How to make your own DIY home-made chalk paint

I thought I'd try painting some old metal loaf pans, if it sticks to metal, I will be happy. It went on smoothly, sanded easily, and most importantly stuck to a smooth surface!

I distressed the edges and got a great chippy edge that looks a little like enamelware.
How to make your own home-made chalk paint

I then gave the bakeware a coat of furniture wax when I was finished. No matter what you paint with, the wax seals the chalky feel. 
How to make your own DIY white home-made chalk paint

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these now but I'm very happy that the home-made chalked paint was a success! I'll be painting wood with it next.

maybe mount the pans to a piece of distressed wood....???
Loaf pans painted with DIY chalk paint
These mini loaf pans are great for organizing.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .