Silverado was the perfect color but before I could start to paint it needed to be cleaned. I took it out in the drive way and hosed it down with water. I then used Windex an a green scrubby to to get off the grime. Then I hosed it down again. Once it was dry, it was time to mix up some chalk paint. I had great success using my homemade chalk paint recipe on my Vintage and Modern table. I couldn't wait to use it again.
How to Make Chalk Paint:
2 cups paint
5 TBS of Plaster of Paris
2 TBS of water
I used a baby formula can to mix and store the paint. It worked great!
My plan is to distress this piece. I started by painting one coat of Silverado to the whole headboard. Then after the first coat was dry I painted the edges and areas where I wanted the white to show through. When the white paint was dry I used a Q-tip to apply Vaseline over the white paint. This will make the paint come off easily when it’s time to distress. Then I painted a second coat of Silverado to the whole headboard.
After the second coat was dry, I used a sanding block to sand the areas I painted white. The distressing revealed both white and brown paint adding a rustic charm.
I dusted the headboard with a cloth. Then I applied 2 coats of Minwax Polycrylic to seal and protect the paint. Follow the instructions on the can.
Put 'em together and what do you got? Bippity, Boppity, Boo!