Cannonball with Clear Wax on a Hutch

Cannon Ball American Paint Company

Cannonball with Clear Wax on a Hutch Some people think re-doing an old piece of furniture is a lot of work. It does not have to be.  It’s amazing what one color and one finish can do to a piece. Just check out this Hutch from Heather at Refurb Fanatic who used Cannon Ball with Clear Wax {Read More…}

The Best of American Paint Company – Top 5 Blog Posts

Best of APC

The Best of American Paint Company – Top 5 Blog Posts Over the past few years American Paint Company has published hundreds of posts about ‘How To Tutorials’, project ideas, our products, and the retailers who proudly carry the Clay/Chalk/Mineral paints in their store. Here’s the ‘Best Of American Paint Company’s posts. The Best of American {Read More…}

Five American Paint Company Projects that will Inspire You

Twila End Table 2

Five American Paint Company Projects that will Inspire You Creativity is not a competition, we should be inspired by other’s projects to learn & improve or just give us inspiration on our own projects. We hope you will like Five American Paint Company Projects that will Inspire You. We are inspired & hope you are to. {Read More…}

Creative Freedom with Pallets and Paint


Thrifty reclaimed textured PALLET WOOD is all the rage. Projects range from simple to divine. Here are some projects from our American Paint Company retailers Jennifer Wilkins from in Newburyport, MA shared this creative coffee table – built with old pallet wood – they used old thick porch posts for the legs. Painted in {Read More…}

This and That Thursday!


This and That Thursday! Do you love a nice buffet as much as we do? Buffets are so versatile they can be used as a storage space, a kitchen island, dresser, or you can use them in a foyer as a special statement piece! Here are a few examples of buffets our paintriots have painted {Read More…}

The Spirit of Creative Freedom!

Sassyfrassco Anacortes

American Paint Company is Creative Freedom! Our paint and finishes are all natural, no voc, eco-friendly and beautiful, and your creative spirit will love the endless design possibilities and uses of American Paint Company products! Patty Henning, owner of Fabulous Finishes Inc., A DIY Paints Retailer, Shelby Township, Michigan, shares two beautifully painted pieces with us.  The {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Vintage Velvet!

Patty Henning - Fabulous Finishes - Vintage Velvet

American Home Collection – Vintage Velvet! How do you describe true love?  We think it’s easy to love everything about Vintage Velvet, a warm rich mustard yellow, that goes with everything and it’s sure to be everyone favorite! Our retailers agree they love Vintage Velvet from the American Home Collection and they are ready to {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Tarnished Platter!

Nika Hipsher - UNika Custom Creations, LLC - Tarnished Platter

American Home Collection – Tarnished Platter! Tarnished Platter is a perfect shade of gray with blue undertones and its sure to be a favorite!  Our retailers have been very busy this week painting with Tarnished Platter, and they want to inspire and encourage you to use it for that special piece of furniture that’s been waiting {Read More…}

Simply Beautiful Spaces – Who What & Where

Simply Beautiful Spaces

Simply Beautiful Spaces! How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou This Memorial Day we’ve chosen to honor our veterans past and present and their legacy, by sharing a special tribute to a very special retailer, Kathryn “Kate” Koch, owner of  Simply Beautiful Spaces, Stafford, Virginia.  Kate is {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring A-maize-ing!

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Our talented creative retailers have been busy painting with A-maize-ing – a rich sunny yellow color.  Nika Hipster of Unika Custom Creations, in Middletown, DE , shows us how to can change a piece of furniture that isn’t working with your decor into something that fits perfectly with what you love.  Nika, used A-maize-ing for the {Read More…}

You Won’t Believe how this $25 Dresser Looks After She Painted it

Painted Dresser - Before

Without any sanding or stripping the piece, Charlene Wray painted this old dresser with Clay / Chalk / Mineral paint and added Dark Vintage Antiquing Wax for an incredible transformation! “This is my very first piece painted with APC! Bought this piece for $25 and it needed some love!” Adding Texture & Dark Vintage Antiquing Wax {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Blue Jeans!

Blue Jeans

What have you painted today? Our American Paint Company retailers will feature one color a week to inspire your creativity and we encourage you to get out there and paint something! Have fun with paint! Don’t be afraid to use paint to uplift and engage, create a mood in your home or work environment and why {Read More…}

Stunning Antique Black Bow Front Highboy – Take Two!

Shizzle 2

Stunning Antique Black Bow Front Highboy – Take Two! by Shizzle Design LLC Several years ago, I purchased a beautiful antique bow front mahogany highboy. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to paint it so I set it aside for a while until I came up with an idea. I took it to Not So {Read More…}

Can’t Reupholster? Paint Your Fabric!


Recently, Painted Dragonfly owner Lorna Soble found herself with a broken left hand and a chair she’d planned to reupholster. Refusing to postpone the makeover, she decided to try her one good hand at fabric painting. Having heard about others’ success using American Paint Company Clay/Chalk/Mineral Paint to convert fabric, she now had a great {Read More…}

Santa Fe Dresser!

santa fe dresser finished

Santa Fe Inspired Dresser by Effie’s Salvage Barn! I found this gem at a garage sale for $5.00.  The funny thing is, as ugly as it was, this size of dresser seems to sell, so I plunged in and took the risk.  It sat in the storage unit for the better part of the winter {Read More…}

Monday Retailer Inspiration!

UNika Custom Creations LLC Hall Tree

Retailer Inspiration! Bricolage Sha Sha Logadi, owner of Bricolage in Santa Rosa, CA,  is a creative and talented retailer.   She painted this lovely dinning room set using a blend of Lincoln’s Hat as her painted base, black glaze and black mica to give depth and richness to her piece.  She applied a second coat {Read More…}

Monday Makeover Inspiration!

Sassy Frass customer painting all APC products!

Monday Makeover Inspiration! You can use American Paint Company paint and finishing products for more than just painting furniture! A customer at Sassy Frass in Anacortes, WA painted this beautiful picture using all American Paint Company products!  We love seeing what you can create with American Paint Company products! This intriguing coffee table was embossed using an {Read More…}

Painting with American Paint Company’s All Natural Chalk and Clay Paint


American Paint Company’s all natural chalk and clay paint creates beautiful finishes easily and without any harsh chemicals or odors.  Look at the amazing looks you too can create! Sassy Frass Company in Washington painted this using Heaven’s Light and Treasure Box and finished in Dark Wax. Trent River Designs in North Carolina painted this {Read More…}

All Natural Paint Finishes – A Close-Up Look

chalk and clay paint from American Paint Company

There’s nothing like a good paint makeover, especially when it is done using American Paint Company’s all natural chalk and clay paint!  No acrylic, latex or synthetic paint here!  Just all natural yumminess!  Check out these beautiful finishes created with our chalk and clay paint. Youngest of Nine Designs in Ohio created this finish using {Read More…}