Who, What, Where – Feather & Nest!

Feather & Nest

Deborah King of Feather n 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 ago.  When my youngest daughter left for Michigan State University, I decided that that it was time to bring two of my lifelong dreams to fruition.  One, I moved from Michigan to the Tennessee Smoky Mountains.  Two, I started my own business Feather & Nest, and became a retailer of American Paint Company a little over a year ago.

I find it so rewarding to create and to inspire others to create.  

My painting style ranges from refined to rustic styles, as my favorite decor style is French Country.


Shutter screens and bench were custom painted for a discerning client.  “On the “Sand & Surf” side, I used Surfboard, Beach Glass, Parchment, Liberty, Dollar Bill, Tea Cup, Voyage and Treasure Chest.  On the “Herb Garden” side, I used Treasure Chest, Dollar Bill, Surfboard, Cameo, Parchment, Waistcoat, Liberty and Limoges.”

 A dry brush technique was used.

Outdoor vignette

Creative Custom Color Palette

Creative custom mixed color palette

Deborah is an expert colorist and she loves to mix APC paints to create her own unique paint colors for her pieces, “A page from my book of many colors…For those who love purples.”

Pie Crust Table

Pie crust table

Feather & Nest pie crust table

Feather & Nest –  pie crust table

Deborah said, “Drawing from my pie crust table nightstand, a beautiful 1850’s cameo of the goddess Flora, and my favorite American Paint Company color…Cameo ~ Soft and muted, the perfect pink tint, other colors used were, Navajo White and Sackcloth!  Wet wax distressed Sackcloth and sealed with clear wax.”  We love this look and we think her inspiration is perfect!

Desk before and after

Desk before and after

Desk and upholstered bench

Desk and upholstered bench

Art Deco dressing table with bench was panted with, Freedom Road, Smoke Signal, and Plymouth Rock.  Stenciled with Navajo White and sealed with Top Coat.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Paving Stones in Freedom Road and Navajo White create unexpected grace to a walkway!

Telephone bench

Gossip/Telephone bench

Gossip/Telephone Bench Re-purposed, as a Mini Manicure Station: Waistcoat with clear and dark wax.   Accented with Gold Mica powder and clear wax.   Re-upholstered in a gorgeous Ikat print that she had been saving for something special like this.

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Madame Rouge – painted in Bordello!

Meet “Madame Rouge” a beautiful settee painted in APC Bordello and sealed with clear wax.

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Her client wanted a heavily distressed red for this Carpenter’s Table and she said, “that is exactly what they got…I aim to please!” We’re sure her client was very happy too!  Painted with Fireworks Red over a base coat of Lincoln’s Hat,  heavily distressed finished with clear wax.

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Two-Tiered Round Side Table: Painted with Sackcloth over a Smoke Signal base with a Crushed Tea wash.  Cameo wet wax distressed.  Accented with Silver and Pewter Mica as a custom wax finish.  Created an elegant, soapstone-like finish!

We love the artistry and talent Deborah King shares with American Paint Company and her flair for creating refined to rustic pieces is sure to impress and inspire you!

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