Dixie Belle Chalk Paint: 1st Impression

So now that I’ve dove right into painting furniture full throttle, I’ve decided to try out some new paint brands.   So this week I tried out Dixie Belle Paint Company Chalk Paint.   I use to think “Buying chalk paint online was expensive”, but I was pleasantly surprised.   After looking at how much paint I would use on my previous projects using the discount store or craft store paints and how often I was having to buy more paint, they really weren’t that inexpensive.  I only used 2 coats of the Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color Collard Greens on this piece (1 thin crumb coat and 1 final coat) and I hardly used any paint from the container.  And this color ….so earthy and rich…my new FAVORITE color 🙂

Here is a video I did showing how the paint went on and the coverage:

Video Link for Dixie Belle First Impressions

 

This table took a lot of repair work.   The table top was chewed up in several areas, the drawer was broken, and the drawer rails were “aggressively removed” prior to me buying this piece.   I filled in all the areas with DAP putty (which I just found out that Dixie Belle has a product called Dixie Mud that I could have used…..maybe trying that out  next).  I let the putty sit for 24 hours and than sanded it back to a smooth surface.

 (BEFORE :  Above)       (AFTER: Below)

I added a little dry brushing of Dixie Belle  chalk paint in the color “Sandbar” to add a little bit of highlight to the top for a little texture and then 1 coat of polyacrylic and 2 coats of clear wax….then buffed to a satin sheen.   I purchaced the basket (to replace the broken drawer) from Michael’s Craft Store and it really adds some charm to this piece :).  The Cotton Boutiques on top were purchased from Kirkland Home Decor.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you are having a FABULOUS day!!!

Big HUGS 🙂

Amy

 

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