Painted Inspiration!

Painted Inspiration! Summer is coming to an end, kids are back at school and we have more structure and routine with the close of summer vacation. You can almost feel autumn in the air! We love the changing seasons, there is always something to look forward to and each season brings new opportunities to paint {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Born on the 4th!

Born on the 4th! Born on the 4th is a deep midnight blue that was developed in honor and celebration for the president of American Paint Company, Amrita Reitz!  We love this rich deep regal color and we are excited to share some of our retailers painted pieces using Born on the 4th with you. Painted Past Designs  {Read More…}

Cindarella’s Attic Vintage Furniture

Cindarella’s Attic Vintage Furniture Twenty-five plus years ago, I was a stay-at-home mom of two. Although I was blessed to spend that special time with my kids, one income didn’t really leave much money for home decorating. By trial and error, I was able to reStyle my entire home, including the furniture. I can still {Read More…}

What have you painted today? American Home Collection!

More from the American Home Collection! We are loving the beautiful painted pieces our Paintriots have shared from the American Home Collection and we can’t get enough of them! Take a moment to enjoy those you love and surround yourself with the things that make you happy as we celebrate the Creative Freedom from the {Read More…}

From garage sale to gorgeous!

This sideboard I picked up on my way home from the American Paint Company retailer training we had in Pincher Creek with the wonderful people of Funked Up, my American Paint Company distributors. I think all of you have the same problem as me.  I cannot come straight home.  Somehow my van always stops at {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Shingle on the Roof!

American Home Collection – Shingle on the Roof! Shingle on the Roof is a dark umber brown, and it can be used in any color scheme or combination of colors and its pairs well with of all our American Paint Company colors! Our retailers have been busy painting this week and they are excited to share their {Read More…}

Rustic Ranch Log Furniture LTD!

Last fall we moved out of the home we had lived in for 15 years, and we kept the house and did some renos before listing it for sale. When the kitchen sink came out I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, so I tucked it away for a project this spring. {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Front Lawn!

American Home Collection – Front Lawn! Front Lawn – jovial shade of green! Front Lawn will tickle your senses and boost your creativity! You can almost smell a freshly mowed lawn on a warm summer day, American Home Collection – Front Lawn is that good! Our retailers are excited to share their pieces painted in Front Lawn {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Backyard Pond!

American Home Collection Backyard Pond! Imagine a perfect day: blue skies, a gentle breeze, family and friends, laughter and thick slices of watermelon! Backyard Pond is a good-natured medium blue that nudges our memories of a perfect day and it’s reminiscent of a crystal blue pond! Our retailers have been busy painting with Backyard Pond, and we hope {Read More…}

Paint is your friend!

Decorating is exciting! Ask anyone who’s decorated or designed a space and they will tell you, it’s expensive, its time consuming and sometimes it’s downright confusing and difficult. What to do, when you find you’ve bought that “had to have it” piece and it’s the wrong color & doesn’t work in your space? Should you {Read More…}

Who, What, Where – Feather & Nest!

Feather & Nest Deborah King of Feather & Nest   I have always had a love for design paired with a desire to create beautiful things and spaces.  I had already been painting furniture and accessories for my own home when I discovered American Paint company and fell in love with the products three years {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Vintage Velvet!

American Home Collection – Vintage Velvet! How do you describe true love?  We think it’s easy to love everything about Vintage Velvet, a warm rich mustard yellow, that goes with everything and it’s sure to be everyone favorite! Our retailers agree they love Vintage Velvet from the American Home Collection and they are ready to {Read More…}

Color Inspiration!

It’s a beautiful thing to do what you love and love what you do! At American Paint Company we feel blessed to do what we love and to be surrounded by a plethora of color to inspire and delight us every day.   What we love most about American Paint Company, is our talented, enthusiastic and {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring A-maize-ing!

Our talented creative retailers have been busy painting with A-maize-ing – a rich sunny yellow color.  Nika Hipster of Unika Custom Creations, in Middletown, DE , shows us how to can change a piece of furniture that isn’t working with your decor into something that fits perfectly with what you love. She used A-maize-ing for the {Read More…}

You Won’t Believe how this $25 Dresser Looks After She Painted it

Without any sanding or stripping the piece, Charlene Wray painted this old dresser with Clay / Chalk / Mineral paint and added Dark Vintage Antiquing Wax for an incredible transformation! “This is my very first piece painted with APC! Bought this piece for $25 and it needed some love!” Adding Texture & Dark Vintage Antiquing Wax {Read More…}

Can’t Reupholster? Paint Your Fabric!

Recently, Lorna found herself with a broken left hand and a chair she’d planned to reupholster. Refusing to postpone the makeover, she decided to try her one good hand at fabric painting. Having heard about others’ success using American Paint Company Clay/Chalk/Mineral Paint to convert fabric, she now had a great reason to test it {Read More…}

Santa Fe Dresser!

Santa Fe Inspired Dresser by Effie’s Salvage Barn! I found this gem at a garage sale for $5.00.  The funny thing is, as ugly as it was, this size of dresser seems to sell, so I plunged in and took the risk.  It sat in the storage unit for the better part of the winter {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…}

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…}

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…}

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