How to Make Your Own Chippy Paint Cloche Base.
Having a chippy paint cloche base is a staple in farmhouse decor. If you love farmhouse you probably love chippy paint and glass cloches.
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Finding that magical chippy base can be a problem!
Not only are they hard to find, but if you do find one they can be very pricey. I decided I would take the matter into my own hands, and make my own.
How do you make your own chippy cloche base?
Let me show you how I did it and how you can too!
The key to any good DIY is to think outside of the box.
I knew I wasn’t going to stumble upon one at the Goodwill so I started looking for the next best thing. It needed to be wood, preferable, but metal would work. It didn’t matter what color it was because I was going to paint it.
One day while I was out thrifting I found an old wooden bowl. When I first saw it I was drawn to its lines, but as I held it in my hands for a minute the idea popped into my head….. cloche base!
The key to creating that chippy paint look is using the right paint!
So what paint should you use? My favorite paint to use to get an authentic chippy look is Sweet Pickins Milk Paint. You can order her paint online.
Make sure you read the directions before you start. It is not hard to use, but making sure you are completely ready is the key. You don’t need much paint and it dries fast!
Mix your paint and begin brushing it on. You want the paint the consistency of a milkshake. I covered the entire thing, but I went a little light in some areas and heavier in others.
Let the piece dry. It really doesn’t take long. You will see the paint start to chip.
Once it dried completely I took some sandpaper and just evened it out some. Took off more in some areas and left the chippy in others. This is all about your personal taste really.
Once it is done add your cloche and start decorating! These pieces are so versatile and you will love it for years to come. If you love DIY projects you need to check out my Vintage Trophy DIY click here.
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