These are the personal mistakes I’ve made when using chalk paint.
Mistake No. 1 was buying a cheap roller and brush.
You can see the debacle in the making by watching this YouTube video (below) that I filmed showing how to paint my Pottery Barn table.
It’s Part 1 with the Part 2 down below to watch how I fixed it.
Mistake No. 2 is not being patient and letting the paint dry in between coats.
Yes, this is definitely the hardest thing for me to do.
I just wanted the project over.
I will sometimes cheat the dry time and go over it with fresh new paint to only see bumps and clusters.
Don’t do that.
Or if you have, comment below, cause this one was a doozy for my paint job this last weekend.
I had to sand all that work I had done the day before. There were 4 layers of paint on top.
Frustration is an understatement.
Here’s the Part 2 video of how I fixed my debacle.
Today, I’m over it. It happened. Life goes on.
Mistake No. 3. Adding too many projects together leads to burnout and getting over my head.
Overloading my days with late-night painting was exhausting.
The lesson learned is only plan one project at a time.
These are the top lessons I learned.
I don’t know if this helps you.
It was probably more for me to vent.
Thank you for listening.
Anything you want to add would be appreciated.
By the way, here’s a quick glance at 2 of the projects I completed this weekend.
What do you think?
And that rug! It is simply gorgeous!
Here’s a link if you like it.
It feels good underfoot, too. But the colors blue and gray are perfect for the colors of my home.
To see how I painted the Pottery Barn table and chairs above, go here.
I hope you have a good rest of your week.
It’s Monday right now.
Until next time.
Bye for now.