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…}

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…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Amber Waves of Grain!

Amber Waves of Grain Color Blog! You can describe Amber Waves of Grain as a warm nutty yellow, mustard, or a soft gold.  It has been one of our color stars from the beginning and it still reigns supreme! Twigs and Twine in Lakewood, CO, painted a vintage knitting basket in Amber Waves of Grain, {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…}

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…}

American Paint Company Transforms Furniture

It’s a wonderful week to do a paint project using American Paint Company all natural chalk and clay paint. Look what our paintriots did now: Junque in My Trunk in Kansas painted this little cabinet using Dollar Bill over Amber Waves of Grain with Desert Cactus. Trent River Designs  painted this dresser using Dollar Bill, {Read More…}

Orange + Black = Happy Halloween with American Paint Company

It’s been a spooky week for our paintriots and everyone is ready for Halloween.  Look what treats they have to share: Tanglefoot and Company painted this high chair using Orange Grove and finished in Clear Wax. Refined and Designed painted this chest using Cannonball. Serious Fun Art Studio painted these pumpkin cut outs using Orange Grove, {Read More…}

Mica Magic – Using American Paint Company Mica Powder

Every once in a while, I’ll get an email from someone who’d like to know if we’re interested in a piece of furniture.  This happened a while back and I was SO excited when I saw the pictures of  a charming vintage vanity.  Here’s what she looked like when we picked her up. I have wanted to paint one {Read More…}

Transforming Furniture with American Paint Company

It’s a beautiful fall week to paint projects!  Look what the paintriots did this week: Brick Street Cottage painted this cute little table using Gunpowder for the base, Limoges and then Treasure Box for the stripes. Not Too Shabby transformed this oak entertainment center into a cute little kitchenette using Shoreline, Navajo White and Cannonball. Treasure {Read More…}

American Paint Company and the amazing Chalk and Clay Paint

The weather is changing everywhere and the trees are alive with color! That’s something we have in common.  Check out what our paintriots transformed this week: 4 Quarters Vintage painted this dresser using Lincoln’s Hat and finished with Black Mica and Top Coat. The Painted Dragonfly painted this bench using Sackcloth and finished in Top Coat. Serious {Read More…}

Reclaimed Wood and American Paint Company

I purchased this vintage library table sight unseen because I love the character of these tables.  I’ve had this table for a long time and have no idea where I stored the “before” pictures, sorry!  This table has been in various places within my own home serving as everything from an extra Thanksgiving table to a workbench during workshops. {Read More…}

Painting Furniture Using All Natural Chalk and Clay Paint

There are so many projects you can make using our all natural chalk and clay paint. Here is a sampling of what our paintriots did this week: Hello Again  painted this desk in Freedom Road, Home Plate and finished in Hard Coat. Cabin Fever Antiques and Collectibles painted this vanity using Plymouth Rock, Smoke Signal and {Read More…}

A Dresser Remade

Sharing with you some pictures of a chest of drawers a customer brought in to paint.  We were so excited about the color choices and the potential transformation that we forgot to take a “before” picture.  Trust me… this is a dramatic transformation.  The piece was originally finished with an orange-brown stain (eekkk).  It sat {Read More…}

Color Fun with American Paint Company Chalk and Clay Paint

Look at the beautiful pieces our American Paint Company retailers/customers painted this week! Unika Custom Creations  painted and crackled this desk using Cannonball over Orange Grove. My Treasure House painted an ombre look on this dressing Uncle Sam, Smoke Signal and Cannonball. The Burd’s Nest married a coffee table and old hutch top and then painted it {Read More…}

Painting an Antique and Ornate Side Table

We’re working on switching things around at the shop this week to better utilize our space so I’m sharing  a cute little table I refinished recently. When I got it, it looked like it had been stained a dark brown but the color had faded quite a bit.  It had such great bones though and {Read More…}

Painted Furniture Using Chalk and Clay Paint

Check out how our paintriots are transforming furniture using all natural chalk and clay paint. Twice Nice painted this cabinet using Smoke Signal over Home Plate, finished with Clear and Dark Wax with a stained top. The Old Store finished this dresser in Beach Glass and then stenciled using Home Plate. The Village Furniture painted this dresser using {Read More…}

Painting Furniture Using Chalk and Clay Paint

It’s been a beautiful week to paint using American Paint Company’s all natural chalk and clay paint.  Look what has been transformed!   Shangri-La Lane painted this hutch using Beach Glass and Fireworks Red. 4 Quarters Timeless Vintage painted this dresser using Home Plate and finished in Top Coat. Shizzle Design painted this buffet using a rainbow {Read More…}

A Dresser Transformed Using 6 Colors From American Paint Company

This project is a dresser transformed with six colors from American Paint Company: Uncle Sam Navajo White Heaven’s Light Parchment Amber Waves of Grain and A-maizing. Then Paint, paint, blend paint, blend, blend paint, blend, paint, blend until just right. At this point I contemplated leaving the piece as is,  or adding a stencil. As much {Read More…}

Painting Furniture with American Paint Company Chalk and Clay Paint

Painting furniture made easy just for you using American Paint Company chalk and clay all natural paint.  Check out what our paintriots transformed this week! Consignments Plus painted this dresser using Twigs and Twine painted this cart using Nana’s Cupboard and finished in Dark Wax. The Painted Dragonfly painted this table using a 50/50 mix of Rushmore {Read More…}

Transforming Furniture Using American Paint Company All Natural Paint

Have you used our ALL natural, EASY to distress, GORGEOUS colors, chalk and clay based paints yet? Look at what beautiful finishes can be created. Rustic Touch painted this cabinet using Liberty, Home Plate and finishing in Clear Wax. Trent River Designs painted this beautiful desk using Home Plate finished with Clear and Dark Wax. Village {Read More…}

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