How to easily create chippy/crackle paint

Happy Monday, friends!! How was your weekend?

Over the weekend, I worked on a few little projects. One of them being, this sweet little cabinet…

I decided that I wanted it to be white and chippy, are you surprised?!!

Using glue and white paint, I gave this sweet little cabinet a new look.

I started by brushing some Elmer’s glue on the cabinet. In some areas I brushed the glue on thicker, and other areas got a thinner layer, this helps the cracks to vary in size, making it look more authentic.

I left it in the sun to dry for just two or three minutes, before painting. You want the glue to form a skin on the surface, to be able to paint over, but must make sure the glue is not completely dry before the paint goes on.

After I brushed the paint on, I let it dry out in the sun for a couple hours.

I love the look that it created!! Perfectly crackled!

I’m going to definitely be using this technique again soon! Love it!

I hope you have a lovely start to this new week!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving such sweet comments! Y’all are the best!


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  1. I watched your stories on IG and was amazed at how the glue acts like crackle. Much cheaper too. Thanks for sharing. It looks really cute and fits your home perfectly.

  2. Emily, just love this!! I have a small cabinet I’m going to try this on.

  3. Marlene Stephenson

    I love the effect glue makes, it is the cutest cabinet and dishes, thanks.

  4. Isn’t this just the best thing ever for crackle paint? Love how it turned out on this cabinet!

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