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…}

Classic Finish Tutorial

Classic Finish Tutorial! American Paint Company offers an all natural, zero VOC, eco-friendly, and solvent free paint. Our Clay/Chalk/Mineral based paints are made from the highest quality products available and we are passionate about our products.  Our paint and finishes give you the products you need for, creative freedom as you restore, rejuvenate and reimagine your {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…}

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…}

All things new again!

Hello, 2015! This seems like a good time to complete all of those half-finished projects I started waaaaaay back in 2014. If you have been to our shop, All Things New Again in Leesburg, VA, in the past six months or so … you may have seen me working on this lampshade. That stencil—with its {Read More…}

Decoupage Masterpiece – Tip Tuesday

Today’s Tip Tuesday is a re-post from one of our most popular tutorials. Creating a decoupaged dresser. Follow along with this step-by-step to create your very own masterpiece: 1) Choose a complimentary American Paint Company color that will blend in with the poster, giving it the effect that the poster and color are blended together. {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…}

Repairing Damaged Furniture – Making Moulding to Match

I picked up this beauty at a local Goodwill store. If you look at the top large drawer on the left you will notice a strip of the decorative trim is missing. On most makeovers, I would just leave the missing piece and paint over the area, but this trim is part of the outline {Read More…}

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