For most furniture paint projects these days, I use Polycrylic (affiliate link) as my top coat. It gives me the durable finish I want, but doesn't yellow over time like Polyurethane will. 10 Paint Tips & Tricks You Never Knew!
Make your own chalk paint by using plain interior paint mixed with Plaster of Paris. You can find Plaster of Paris at Home Depot or Lowe's and it's really cheap. All you do is mix 5 tablespoons of Plaster of Paris with 2 cups of paint and 2 tablespoons of