American Paint Company's clay based paint with all natural mineral tints makes this such a great color.  This color is available in both a quart and a pot size.


projects with home plate



blog posts with home plate

Repainting a Vanity for Wedding Pictures

Our daughter-in-law to be wanted a woman’s vanity for her birthday which was on April 1st. She’s getting married in June, and plans to use the vanity for her wedding pictures. We wanted something special for this wonderful young woman, and after using the Clay/Chalk/Mineral paint, we could not have been happier with the end {Read More…}

Repainting a Dining Room Table Set

Monique needed a new dining table to accommodate her large family, but she wasn’t excited about the hefty price tag that often accompanies a new furniture purchase. She had wanted to try painting a piece of furniture instead of purchasing a new one, and found the perfect opportunity when she stumbled on this used set {Read More…}

Transform Old Furniture with Natural Paint and Glaze

Transform Old Furniture with Natural Paint and Glaze We all have one or more in our house.  You deny it by hiding it with table clothes and nick-naks, its in a corner out of the way or deep in the basement. We all have one. An old piece of furniture that we are embarrassed about. {Read More…}

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak) This is a Guest Blog by Deborah Pollard who owns a retail store called ‘The Square Nail‘ in The Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada.  She is an Authorized Retailer of American Paint Company products. This is her story of Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak). Repainting an Old Card Catalog {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Color blog featuring Rushmore!

Color blog featuring Rushmore! Rushmore is a true taupe, not too gray and not too tan. You may have heard that Gray is the new Beige, and Greige is a blend of these neutral shades of color.  Greige is likely to appeal to those who aren’t ready to embrace the current Gray color trend as a {Read More…}

How about a little Oomph!

Diamonds, Stripes and Swarovski crystals! Gabrielle of, Oomph!,  she shares her beautiful hand painted unique coffee table with the American Paint Company community! The table belonged to the customer.  It is solid wood and well crafted. They had it for years but were bored with the originally blonde piece and didn’t find it to be a fit for {Read More…}

It’s all about the color!

Endless Color options! American Paint Company paint colors can be mixed to create an endless variety of colors, tones, shades and hues! Our colors were meant to be mixed and matched and we give you license to use your Creative Freedom!   At American Paint Company we love color, all colors! KD’s Sweet Pickens used Home Plate, {Read More…}

Cindarella’s Attic Vintage Furniture

Cindarella’s Attic Vintage Furniture Twenty-five plus years ago, I was a stay-at-home mom of two. Although I was blessed to spend that special time with my kids, one income didn’t really leave much money for home decorating. By trial and error, I was able to reStyle my entire home, including the furniture. I can still {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Topiary!

American Home Collection Featuring Topiary! A beautiful shade of green perfectly balanced with gray undertones = Topiary!  Our retailers have been busy painting beautiful pieces in Topiary and we are excited to share them with you! Tammy painted a rich dark wood library desk using Topiary.  This desk had great bones and beautiful details, Topiary {Read More…}

From garage sale to gorgeous!

This sideboard I picked up on my way home from the American Paint Company retailer training we had in Pincher Creek with the wonderful people of Funked Up, my American Paint Company distributors. I think all of you have the same problem as me.  I cannot come straight home.  Somehow my van always stops at {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Shingle on the Roof!

American Home Collection – Shingle on the Roof! Shingle on the Roof is a dark umber brown, and it can be used in any color scheme or combination of colors and its pairs well with of all our American Paint Company colors! Our retailers have been busy painting this week and they are excited to share their {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Backyard Pond!

American Home Collection Backyard Pond! Imagine a perfect day: blue skies, a gentle breeze, family and friends, laughter and thick slices of watermelon! Backyard Pond is a good-natured medium blue that nudges our memories of a perfect day and it’s reminiscent of a crystal blue pond! Our retailers have been busy painting with Backyard Pond, and we hope {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Lace Doily!

American Home Collection – Lace Doily! Lace Doily, is a beautiful shade of cream, its been called aged lace or buttermilk and some say it’s a pale buttery yellow.  However you describe Lace Doily, it works well on its own and it plays well with other colors too! Cheryl shares her beautifully painted buffet with {Read More…}

Monday’s Retailer Inspiration!

Whether you love bold bright color or subdued neutrals, it seems as though everyone has a favorite and sometimes a handful of favorite colors.  Color influences us on so many levels and sometimes is down right scary to pick a color for that special piece of furniture.  We want our homes and work spaces to {Read More…}

Simply Beautiful Spaces – Who What & Where

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…}

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

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!

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…}

Painted Pieces Retailer Inspiration!

Inspiration to brighten your day! Owner of Twice Nice shares her cool rescue piece, and she said it turned out just the way she wanted it too! APC’s Smoke Signal and Home Plate  and finishing with both dark and clear wax mixed to protect and give it sheen and depth.  New hardware from her stash, {Read More…}

Beautiful inspiration from our friends at Persnickety’s Awesomeness Emporium!

Persnickety’s shares their unique brand of inspiration and we love what they do with a can of American Paint Company paint and finishes! This dresser is all dolled up with American Paint Company’s Home Plate and Vintage Velvet, she’s sealed with clear wax and just the right touch of fabric was added to her back. A {Read More…}

Transforming Furniture with Paint

Painting is easy with American Paint Company chalk and clay paint.   Look at what got painted this week: Weathered Pieces painted this dresser with a mix of Home Plate and Momma’s Lipstick.  Silver Mica was added to Clear Wax for the finish. Fabulous Finishes painted this cabinet using Cameo over Tarnished Platter and finished in Clear {Read More…}

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