We used old paint and a grandmother’s recipe to update our nesting tables.
Who doesn’t have outdated furniture that has seen better days, like our nesting tables? And we’re guilty of storing away old paint in our basement, for way too many years.
So when Meg Caswell shared a way to combine those two clutter piles into something we could actually use, and we’d love, we were in. She introduced us to one of her DIY decor obsessions during a MyFixitUpLife radio interview this past year: a grandmother’s paint additive.
So Mark and I set out to try out the ‘New Beginnings‘ paint additive on nesting tables. We mixed 1 tbsp of the chalk powder with 1 tablespoon of hot water with 1 cup of paint.
There really was no need to sand first, and the paint adhered beautifully. The only thing is that we had to add water to the mix as we worked to keep it from getting tacky.