DIY: Chalk-painting your inspiration space

Colouring-in is not just for children anymore as chalk paint has changed the way crafters do, well everything!

Jazzing up a room is as easy as one, two, three! Nadine Vosloo, the brains behind Tjhoko Paint show us how you can transform any area into an inspiration space by adding a bit of colour to a wall or making your own rustic furniture. 

The wall:

Paint the wall using Simon Says, a stimulating mustard-yellow colour.

Drawers for shelves:

Paint each drawer a different colour (Nade, Karema, Cloud White, True Blue, Sherif’s Stone).

Stencil patterns on drawers using Stencil of Paris (it can be painted over when it’s dry).

Create a ‘distressed’ look for the drawers by painting it in Cloud White and sanding it.


Use an old door as a tabletop.

Paint the door using Simon Says and True Blue.

Afterward, lightly sand it to allow the yellow to show through here and there, and to create a weathered effect.

Use two old crates to support the tabletop.

Whitewash the crates with a mixture of equal amounts of Antique Brown Glaze and Vinia Stone rubbed on with a damp cloth.


Make a seat from an old petrol drum by cutting it in half, adding wheels and painting the drum in Karema.

Cover a cushion in a natural, woven, cream-coloured fabric and paint it with Nade, True Blue, and Karema, creating the stripes with masking tape.


Convert a few baskets into lampshades and paint them different shades of blues.

As seen in Idees/Ideas. Images: Hanneri de Wet.

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