To achieve a watercolor effect with chalk paint on fabric, simply dampen the fabric with water before painting it. For an ombre effect, dillute your paint with a little more white for each stripe. Here, we alternated chevrons in blue and teal, drawing them on freehand.
You don't have to stencil an entire curtain panel to create a dramatic look. For a quick border treatment, choose one stencil, or combine parts of two stencils for a custom look. For our two-stencil design, we used painter's tape to mask off the unwanted area of the stencil.
Lend a flea market table an antique look using a peekaboo paint treatment. Start by painting the base with gray chalk paint; let dry. Then dry-brush white chalk paint over the top. Sand gently to reveal the gray layer underneath. Apply a finishing wax over the top, if desired.
As if you thought chalk paint couldn't do any more. Use chalk paint to transform a plain inexpensive outdoor rug. Learn our easy technique in this how-to.
No joke -- chalk paint can be used on upholstery fabric. Use the medium to remake an old chair and cover up stains or fading in the process. Get the full how-to and see how you can add pattern and color pizzazz to a tired chair.