Transform Your Kitchen by Giving Your Cupboards a Facelift

Spring is just around the corner, and home improvement projects are on many people’s minds. However, kitchen makeovers are often put on the back burner, because renovating the heart of the home seems like a monumental task. But there are simple, cost-effective ways to transform your family’s kitchen without breaking the bank. American Paint Company {Read More…}

Repainting a Dining Room Table Set

Monique needed a new dining table to accommodate her large family, but she wasn’t excited about the hefty price tag that often accompanies a new furniture purchase. She had wanted to try painting a piece of furniture instead of purchasing a new one, and found the perfect opportunity when she stumbled on this used set {Read More…}

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak) This is a Guest Blog by Deborah Pollard who owns a retail store called ‘The Square Nail‘ in The Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada.  She is an Authorized Retailer of American Paint Company products. This is her story of Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak). Repainting an Old Card Catalog {Read More…}

Five American Paint Company Projects that will Inspire You

Five American Paint Company Projects that will Inspire You Creativity is not a competition, we should be inspired by other’s projects to learn & improve or just give us inspiration on our own projects. We hope you will like Five American Paint Company Projects that will Inspire You. We are inspired & hope you are to. {Read More…}

How to Prep Your Piece Using APC’s Organic Cleaner

While in most cases you don’t need to do any sanding, priming or prep work before repainting your old furniture, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a clean surface prior to painting with APC. Even if your piece appears to be clean, older furniture has a lot of dust, grime and grease {Read More…}

Getting Started with Clay / Chalk / Mineral Based Paint

Looking to get started with American Paint Company products? Repainting your old furniture and decor can be fun, therapeutic, and cost effective.  However, if you’re just getting started using Clay / Chalk / Mineral based paint for the first time, then there are 9 important things you should know. 1. Clay Paint is Thick If you’re {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…}

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 a Brick Fireplace – From Drab to Fab

One of our customers, Michelle, really wanted a big change in her living room and knew it needed to start here at our shop!  She made a visit to Wirthy Treasures to select the perfect paint color from American Paint Company’s wide array of hues.   She was looking for a more natural paint finish {Read More…}

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…}

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…}

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