Chalk painted chest of drawers, DIY chalk paint recipe

Today I'm sharing this darling,
chalk painted chest of drawers in my daughter's room.

coral chest, floral tissue paper drawers

The chest started out just plain white. 

It did it's job, but was not very pretty!

paint, coral paint

I picked up a sample of paint from Lowes.  
I think Valspar Coral Mist is pretty close to the color I used.  
(I threw the container out before writing it down.)
I added a bit of white paint to lighten it a bit.  
I also added a little bit of unsanded grout and water to make my own chalk paint.  

Here's the formula I used for DIY chalk paint:
1 8oz sample of paint
10 Tbsp white paint 
 8 Tbsp unsanded grout
4 Tbsp water
* mix very well!!  

I didn't prime the chest at all.  
I used 2 light coats of the DIY chalk paint, 
followed by a light coat of wax. (amazon affiliate link) 

After seeing the idea on Sweet Pickins facebook page
I ordered some tissue paper from Zazzle
I trimmed the tissue paper, 
then used mod podge to adhere it to the drawer fronts.  

When it all dried, I put the original hardware 
(spiffed up with a coat of black spray paint) 
back on the chest and moved it into my daughters room.

Here is the sweet, little chest in my daughter's room.