Because I make my own chalk paint, I usually only mix up a half a cup at a time to keep it fresh and not too clumpy. Leftovers just really don't work with homemade chalk paint. But I just hated throwing away those little bits of paint I had at the bottom of my fancy painting bucket (also known as a plastic measuring cup from Dollar General). So now when I go out junking, I look for small pieces that I can paint whenever I have some left overs. It really does make my inner scrooge happy when I can do that.
For example, at a local estate sale where I was rolling my eyes at the ridiculous prices on the furniture, I found two small wooden pieces for a buck each. I then TRANSFORMED them (yes, I'm still typing that word in all caps....see earlier post).
Embrace your inner cheapskate and don't ignore the $1 table when you're out junkin' because you never know what treasure may be lurking there.
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