I've been doing a lot of furniture painting over the past few months and I really would like to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint but at $45 a quart (yes, a quart) I just can't bring myself to spend that much money. So I went on a search of Google and Pinterest and found many others have gone on this same search and some have successfully found an alternative.
Here is what I found on Thrifty Inspirations.
1 Cup of Flat Latex paint + 1 TBS of Non-Sanded Grout = Chalk Paint.
There are many questions and Rachel does a good job explaining what she did and she gives helpful hints and there is good discussion about different paints that might work.
The point behind my post is research is important and can save you time, money and frustration. Just because everyone out there is using a certain product or doing a project a certain way doesn't mean it's the only way. Check things out for yourself and find what works best for you. I my case, I hate sanding and prep time, so if I can find a product or a procedure to eliminate that step or at least make it easier, that's what I am going to try.
We have many treasures at Curiosity Shop just waiting for a new home and a little redo love. We try to keep a bit of each type, some treasures are ready to go straight into your home with no additional work, not even dusting as we dust if off for you before it's loaded in your vehicle. Other treasures we have do need a bit of love, restaining or painting. We usually don't have many pieces that need major repairs unless you've got a new upcycle idea that will reinvent the piece.
When thinking about your next project, I hope you will stop by Curiosity Shop to see if we might have just the treasure to help you fulfill your project needs.