Vintage Antiquing Wax on a Side Table

Vintage Antiquing Wax on a Side Table Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown signed up for a class at The Square Nail located in Renfrew, Ontario where she was taught how to use Vintage Antiquing Wax on a Side Table. Jo- Anne tells us: “This is one of two bedside tables given to me by a neighbor of my Mom and {Read More…}

Don’t Let Red Scare You From Chalk Painting

Don’t Let Red Scare You From Chalk Painting Susan from Blooms Flowers & Gifts will tell you how easy it is to transform a simple bench into something beautiful.  Don’t Let Red Scare You From Chalk Painting.  See this transformation and 3 simple products used. This will inspire you to want to re-do a piece in {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…}

With American Paint Company Products Farm Tables are Farm Fresh

With American Paint Company Products Farm Tables are Farm Fresh I wasn’t “Born in a Barn” so I don’t want to really eat and drink on one, SO I use the American Paint Companies fabulous paints to recreate and replicate the real thing. Lead free, no pesticide residue or other animal un-thinkables like real barn wood. Clean {Read More…}

Cannonball with Clear Wax on a Hutch

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 who used Cannon Ball with Clear Wax on a {Read More…}

Repainting a Table, Chairs & Seat Cushions

Repainting a Table, Chairs & Seat Cushions Tracy Anderson from  Kiwi Acres Farm shows us her transformation by repainting a table, chairs & seat cushions. Repainting a Table, Chairs & Seat Cushions The amazing lines of this table and chairs wouldn’t let them pass it by. With a quick sand of the top to level out some deep {Read More…}

The Best of American Paint Company – Top 5 Blog Posts

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

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…}

Fabulous Finishes Inc., Silver Leaf and American Paint Company Blues!

APC Shades of Blue! Sometimes, you have to throw caution to the wind, listen to your heart and sing your own song! Patty, an American Paint Company retailer and owner of Fabulous Finishes Inc, A DIY Paints Retailer in Shelby Township, MI, is a true artist, we appreciate her talent and expertise in creating out of box {Read More…}

Fast Verdigris using American Paint Company products!

Verdigris A verdigris patina usually takes time, a very long time, and its distinctly bluish-green encrustations are formed on copper or brass by oxidation from exposure to water and atmospheric elements over time.  A beautiful nature inspired verdigris, is created quickly using American Paint Company’s paint, copper mica, Top Coat and Clear Wax. Video courtesy of {Read More…}

Transforming Furniture – A Cabinet Re-doodle

Sometimes (ok– a lot of times!) I can’t decide how to paint a piece of furniture so it just sits in my garage waiting for inspiration to strike. I didn’t have to wait for this handmade vintage cabinet. The moment I saw it, I immediately knew two things. 1. That pink top and those purple/white {Read More…}

Repurposing Furniture – From Dresser to Media Center

This is a piece we got from Love Inc Lake County Southwest.  They are a charity organization that we work with.  Occasionally they get a piece of furniture that isn’t suitable to pass on to those in need.  Rustic Touch has partnered with them and takes their unwanted pieces.  We refinish them and sell them {Read More…}

Makeover Monday – Before and After

They say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and this definitely rings true with wood furniture.  Even though scratched and worn, some see wood grain that shouldn’t be covered and others see a canvas waiting to be painted.  If you ever want to create controversy and don’t want to talk politics, just {Read More…}

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