TABLE projects with APC

blog posts with tables

This n’ That Thursday – A Before and After

I got this very stylish and classic oval walnut coffee table that had too many dents and scratches to leave unpainted. Step 1: I sanded down the top of the table and rough edges of the scalloped top using 120 grit sandpaper. Step 2: I then cleaned the entire table using American Paint Company furniture/brush {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #7

Well, it’s been another great week of beautiful projects finished by our paintriots.  Here’s some inspiration to LOVE on Valentine’s Day: Salvaged Decor in Michigan painted this hutch using Heaven’s Light (retired), Gun Powder and finished in Clear Wax with Pewter Mica. The Old Store finished this oak office chair with Fireworks Red. Youngest of Nine Designs finished {Read More…}

Who, What, Where Wednesday – Perennial Design

The word perennial, by definition is ‘something that is rejuvenating year after year’. Meet, Perennial Design, located in Lebanon, Missouri who strives to fulfill that name.  Laurie Bennett started the business with her husband because they wanted to be a part of their downtown community.  As second generation business owners, it was important to them {Read More…}

American Paint Company Retailer Spotlight in Kennebunk, Maine

American Paint Company Retailer I’m Darlene Mitchell, an American Paint Company retailer located at 180 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, Maine and loving it! After going to auctions and loving the vintage furniture, I knew I had to think of doing something to re-invent those pieces. I heard about chalk/clay paints from a friend of mine {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #3

It’s a wonderful time to rethink your interiors and the paintriots can show you just how easy and beautiful using our chalk/clay/mineral paint can be!  Get inspired: Junque  in My Trunk painted this china cabinet with Peacock over Voyage, Coral Reef and Beach Glass. The inside was painted using Voyage, Top Coat and then Dark Wax. {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…}

American Paint Company Retailer Spotlight in Newburyport, Massachusetts

American Paint Company Retailer Meet Jennifer of Ivy Lane is a home decor boutique with retail space in the beautiful downtown and waterfront area of historical Newburyport, Massachusetts. Ivy Lane features industrial, primitive and European antiques, vintage finds, along with new eclectic home décor furnishings and accessories, tasty gourmets, designer textiles, garden treasures, jewelry and {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #2

It’s been a cold week for most of the country, but the paintriots continue to safely paint indoors using our eco-friendly, all natural paint and finishes.  Since most of us are dreaming of warmer temperatures, let’s start with the pieces that look like they are ready for spring and summer! Restyled Vintage Designs painted this slatted {Read More…}

Painted Furniture – A Table Transformed

I found this table at an auction. I didn’t care for the blonde color of the wood, but I loved the features of the legs and the size of it in particular. I knew that with a little ‘Up-Do’ it could look fabulous once more! I was seeing beautiful pieces done using APC’s Amber Waves {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #27

It’s been a busy holiday season for everyone, but the paintriots have still been creating beautiful finishes with our chalk and clay paint. Check out this amazing mantle, faux finished by Fabulous Finishes using Rushmore, Smoke Signal and Home Plate. Fabulous Rehabs in Arizona finished this table using Beach Glass, Home Plate and Clear Wax. Little {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #25

Another busy week with the paintriots creating heirlooms!  Look what they did this time. 1909 Junkeroo and Vintage Too painted this table layered with Dollar Bill over Freedom Road, Smoke Signal, and Navajo White. Stencil is layered with Freedom Road and Navajo White, sanded down and then finished with Clear wax and Pewter Mica. The Mill {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #23

Our paintriots have been busy this week.  Check out all the beautiful pieces that they’ve done! Junque in My Trunk painted this dresser in Dollar Bill and Home Plate with Clear Wax and Copper Mica. The Old Store painted this kids table and chair set in the APC color, Shoreline. Tanglefoot and Company decoupaged this dresser and {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #22

The paintriots have been busy this week painting fabulous furniture.  Check out what they’ve been doing. Salvaged Decor in Michigan painted this lovely dining set in Home Plate, Wild Horses and Rushmore. The Old Store painted this dresser in Amber Waves of Grain. A Piece of the Pie Frames painted this cute nightstand in Freedom Road and {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #21

Another week has gone by and it is getting colder many places!  Good thing our paintriots can continue to create beautiful treasures indoors with our all natural zero VOC chalk/clay paint and with no hazardous chemicals in our finishes.  Here’s a few things they’ve been working on. This gorgeous buffet was painted/presented by Houston Faux {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 #16

It’s been a busy and productive week for the paintriots!  Here are the latest pieces to inspire you. Ellie’s Attic in South Carolina painted this table in Home Plate and Rushmore. Mainely Vintage in Maine painted this sideboard in Amber Waves of Grain and Desert Cactus with Gold Mica on the detail. Carol Reesha in {Read More…}

DIY Furniture – A Coffee Table

As I was walking through my favorite store of things I can’t afford, I once again fell in love, it was a beautiful coffee table that I knew would look perfect in my home.  I admired then hesitantly looked at the price tag, yup, another piece I would never buy.  Then my loving husband, who {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #11

Prepare to be inspired, the paintriots have been busy! Check out this gorgeous buffet finished in Tumbleweed, Home Plate and Dark Wax by Ivy Lane This cute little dresser was painted by Salvaged Decor with Blue Jeans. This buffet really got a transformation!  It was from a barn sale and had a mud wasp nest in {Read More…}

Facebook Friday #9

We hope everyone is enjoying their week and ready for some fabulous painting inspiration!  Our paintriots are always busy having fun creating beautiful treasures with American Paint Company chalk/clay/mineral paints!  Let’s get this party started: Check out this beauty painted in Surfboard by Vintage Treasures What a smart looking desk painted in Liberty and Wild {Read More…}

Painting Furniture – 1, 2, 3 Tables Done!

I’m a busy mom. Some days the only time I have to paint is late at night after everyone is in bed. I love using American Paint Company paints because they don’t require a whole lot of prep work and they dry quickly. I can work just an hour or two each night and have several {Read More…}

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