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…}

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…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Shag Carpet!

Larkspur Interiors buffet

Shag Carpet – American Home Collection! Our retailers have been busy this week and they are ready to inspire you to use Shag Carpet from the American Home Collection! Why do we love Shag Carpet?  Orange is between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and we feel cheerful and optimistic surrounded in shades {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Chenille Bedspread!

Effie's Salvage Barn - Chenille Bedspread

Chenille Bedspread – American Home Collection! Our retailers have been busy painting and are ready to inspire you to use Chenille Bedspread, from the American Home Collection!  Chenille Bedspread, a grayish violet color, is an easy color to love especially if you like purple! Chenille Bedspread Fabulous Finishes Studio – Chenille Bedspread Retailer Patty Henning owner {Read More…}

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


Persnickety’s Awesomeness Emporium in Sumner, Washington, 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 {Read More…}

Painting Furniture – Finding Potential in Each Piece

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I recognize that this is a terrific piece with great potential and everyone that sees it in my basement, comments on how much they love it.  It could be great, but at the moment, it was not. I’ve been looking at it for 2 years since my daughter, Breanna, found it.  No “a-ha” moments coming, the {Read More…}

This n’ That Thursday – Mini Makeovers


I love rescuing beat-up, banged-up, tossed aside old furniture. I happily head out to flea markets, yard sales and auctions with an eye for finding the saddest little table or chairs that nobody else wants, bringing them home and making them beautiful again with a little help from American Paint Company‘s all-natural clay chalk and mineral paints. But {Read More…}

This n’ That Thursday – A Before and After


I got this very stylish and classic oval walnut coffee table that had too many dents and scratches to leave unpainted. I sanded down the top of the table and rough edges of the scalloped top using 120 grit sandpaper. I then cleaned the entire table using American Paint Company furniture/brush cleaner. I used Voyage {Read More…}

This n’ That Thursday – A French Buffet

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This petite French buffet was painted for our Shizzle Design office but we sold a couple large pieces and had to fill the void.  So much for decorating our own place; everything else takes priority. I started out as I always do by giving her a good cleaning. I gave her a base coat of American {Read More…}

This n’ That Thursday – Drawer Pulls as Inspiration

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It’s been a cold snowy winter in our neck of the woods with temperatures and wind chills in the negatives.  With a blizzard in tomorrow’s forecast, I’m looking forward to the lazy hazy days of summer. I picked up these drawer pulls for another dresser but ended up using them on a coffee table that was {Read More…}

This n’ That Thursday – Man Cave Coffee Table


Repurposing wooden items that were originally made for industrial or military use has become very popular in recent years. Heavy, roughly cut items become interesting and useful conversation pieces after a little alteration, natural chalk/clay/mineral paint by American Paint Company and a little TLC. I have several Vietnam-era boxes that the U.S. Army used to {Read More…}

This n’ That Thursday – A French Provincial Dresser

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This beautiful solid wood Dixie French Provincial Dresser has had a gorgeous makeover… Sometimes my pieces have to sit a while.  And this one finally spoke to me.  All the details what would I do? American Paint Company truly makes a wonderful paint.  I have been so impressed with the coverage and the consistency.  I {Read More…}

This n’ That Thursday – What To Do When it Bleeds

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So you find a piece of furniture with good “bones” and great detail, the perfect piece for painting. You choose a color and begin painting, but as the paint dries, you notice these awful spots bleeding through your paint!! What do you do? Do you try another coat of paint, and another, and another, hoping {Read More…}