Raised in California and transplanted to Utah. Married my college sweetheart from Montana, and we are raising 4 nuggets together. I love all things DIY projects and doing them on a budget. I don’t mind messing up and am ok with the 90/10 rule - nothing is perfect over here and it’s fine by me! Encouraging all ‘wanna-be’ DIYers to just get out there and try it! You will be so glad you did.”
Chippy Paint is the cutest! I have always wondered how to make something new look old – which is so ironic, but it’s so cute. I searched the internet of the best ways to do it and settled on this one, super easy and fast. Watch this 60 second video tutorial and then follow the steps below. Make sure to pin this image to save in your Pinterest!
The project that you are going to paint needs to be stained first so that it will show through. One simple coat is enough.
Then you will apply small amounts of Vaseline (I used A+D ointment) to spots all over the board. I rub some on the corners and parts of the edges as well. Just remember that wherever you put it, the paint will come off there.
I love the white look, but you can use any color. Just add a one coat. You do not have to be super specific that it covers completely if you want a weathered look.
I love using this Behr Paint and Primer Stain-Blocking Paint. It comes off really nicely when sanded.
You will take your sand paper (I used a higher grit so that it was a gentle sanding) and slowly rub where you put the Vaseline. It will come off pretty easy. Sand harder for more weathered look.
If you do not want anymore to wear off then I would apply a top coat. An oil based for darker colors is fine. But if you have a white coat of paint you will want to use a water based product so the paint will not turn yellow (I have learned this the hard way). I prefer Minwax Water Based Polycrylic. Comes in spray form or can form.
For this project I added a dinner bell to my chippy board and it hangs in my kitchen. What will you use your board for?