I might be the last one to jump on the chalk paint bandwagon. I've been wanting to try it but I'm a bit of a cheapskate. That's why the homemade version caught my eye right away. This week I made DIY chalk-finish paint and my project is underway.
There are a number of chalk-finish paint recipes out there but I used the one recommended by Ann Marie on the SNAP site.
I mixed 1/2 cup of Plaster of Paris with 1/2 cup of hot water and mixed it really well ...
... then stirred in 1 1/2 cups of paint. Once mixed really well, it was ready to use.