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…}

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…}

An Overview of APC’s All Natural Sealers

An Overview of APC’s All Natural Sealers Are you wondering which American Paint Company sealer will work best for your furniture painting project? In this post, you’ll discover the three different types of All-Natural sealers offered by American Paint Company to help you protect your furniture and give it a nice professional finish.  But not only will you {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Navajo White!

Color Blog featuring Navajo White! While we love color and many of you do too, we also love the elegance and purity of white.  Neutral colors, including our 4 shades of white will always be popular, and its easy to fall in love with them! Navajo White is a lovely soft true white, and it’s {Read More…}

Fabulous Rehabs and a Shabby Boho Multi-Drawer Chest!

How to create a Shabby Boho multi-drawer chest! Fabulous Rehabs in Fountain Hills, AZ, painted a multi-drawer chest using an array of American Paint Company paint colors, Mica, Top Coat and both Clear and Dark Wax custom mixed with Pewter and Copper Mica. They upped the Wow factor on this multi-drawer cabinet taking it in 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…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Uncle Sam!

Uncle Sam! What have you painted today? Uncle Sam is a pure bright white and it’s the perfect white when mixing your own custom colors or beautiful all by its self! Uncle Sam was created to accompany any shade of color as well as be the star of show.  Our paintriot’s have been busy painting beautiful {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…}

Turn your Dresser into a Fire Truck with Fireworks Red

Turn your Dresser into a Fire Truck with Fireworks Red Thank you to Lisa DeSantiago, from Double Take Decor, Hamilton, Montana for this inspiration and unique idea.  This is Lisa’s words on how to turn your dresser into a fire truck with fireworks red. Turn your Dresser into a Fire Truck with Fireworks Red We were going {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…}

Custom Curio with wallpaper and a unique stencil design!

Retailer Nika Hipsher, owner of UNika Custom Creations LLC, in Middletown, DE, shares how she created this beautiful curio using American Paint Company  Cannonball and Navajo White paint and top coat to finish her masterpiece. I was dropping off some unwanted items at Goodwill, while I was there I spotted this cabinet in their back room {Read More…}

How to use American Paint Company Glazes to Create a Wood Stain Look

How to use American Paint Company Glazes to Create a Wood Stain Look Karen from Bay Avenue Antiques shares a great tutorial on how to use American Paint Company glazes to create a stained look on wood. American Paint Company glazes can be used to create a beautiful aged look on painted furniture. Did you know {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…}

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…}

Transforming Furniture – You’re a Grand Old Flag

We all likely learned the flag salute as school children, pledged our allegiance to it every day in class and learned about the symbolism of each star, stripe and color. I recently had the opportunity to learn some lesser known facts about Old Glory, such as what are the overall dimensions of the flag, how {Read More…}

Buffing Hand Painted Furniture

Buffing Hand Painted Furniture This is a quick tip on Buffing Hand Painted Furniture. A brown paper bag or brown paper bag is a wonderful ‘secret weapon’ for buffing your hand painted furniture. Step 1: Paint and finish your piece, with either American Paint Company Vintage Antiquing Wax or Top Coat product.  Allow 2 to 4 {Read More…}

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

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…}

Fixing Painting Problems – A Naughty Table

Have you ever had a piece you were painting that just wouldn’t cooperate? I have been painting for about 2 years, and until now, I have never had an uncooperative piece.  In fact all the horror stories I have heard from friends, clients, and even other painters I have worked with, working with all types {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #15

The paintriots have been busy this week painting with our fabulous all natural, no-VOC, chalk and clay paint and eco-friendly finishes.  Check out this week’s eye candy! Restyled Vintage Designs  painted this buffet in National Forest and Lincoln’s Hat. Hutch top painted in Fireworks Red finished in Top Coat with a dab of Lincoln’s Hat by {Read More…}

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