And here is where I get brutally honest....I bought a quart of that crazy over priced chalk paint and I compared it to the home made. Hands down, the homemade was better! Don't take my word for it...try it for yourself!
Chalk paint recipe (2 Tablespoons plaster of paris, 2 Cups paint, 2 Tablespoons of water) - according to the author. Will be worth a try since chalk paint is so expensive. If you have tried this - please let me know.
There is a little trick to applying dark wax to chalk paint. Its super important to know before you apply it or you could end up having redo a lot of your work. Its crucial that before you apply the dark wax, you apply a full coat of clear wax