American Paint Co. Blog


Facebook Friday #12

Our paintriots are busy creating beautiful finishes using American Paint Company chalk and clay paint!  Look at what has been transformed this week: Distressed Nest in Florida made this custom shelf for a client and finished it with Dollar Bill and stain for the top shelf. Lock & Key Treasures...
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Hand Painted Furniture – A Beautiful Buffet

 I felt like I won the lottery when I found this buffet, with her oval door detail and fancy legs!  I decided on American Paint Company’s chalk and clay paint in Navajo White because she looked classy to me, and white is a classy color. After painting her white, she needed some sass....
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Who, What, Where Wednesday – The Old Store

The Old Store wasn’t our dream, it was our inheritance. Originally started as a “space filler” in an historic building long sought after by our father for his mechanic shop, our mother thought the front, where the old general store was, would be a great place for a little antique store....
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How to Glaze Painted Furniture Part 2 – Tip Tuesday

Quick Tip Tuesday – Clear Glaze The third product in the Glaze selection from American Paint Company is our clear Glaze.  It appears white but is actually clear translucent, allowing you to customize and create a glaze color of your choice. Clear Glaze can be mixed with paint to create a colored...
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Makeover Monday – Before and After

Everyone loves a good makeover story, where the maid becomes Cindarella or the ugly duckling becomes a swan.  Even furniture can get a new life with the help of American Paint Company’s all natural chalk and clay paint.  Check out these before and afters. Southern Hospitality/Turn the...
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Facebook Friday #11

It’s been a beautiful week for our paintriots.  Look at the amazing pretties they have created! Yesterdays & Today in Virginia painted this dresser using Home Plate , Voyage and finished in Dark Wax. Houston Faux seen at Frou Frou Galore in Texas painted this vanity using Treasure Box,...
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This n’ That Thursday – Working With Bleed Through

I had this piece sitting around for a long while, waiting for both time and inspiration to come.  It was an old piece and had seen better days, so there was some repair work to be done before refurbishing it. I could have stained it, but it was in our shop and I don’t like to have...
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Who, What, Where Wednesday – 4 Quarters Timeless Vintage

Paths are worn between the houses of Janet Reed, Marian Taylor, Sandy Husmann, and Misty Hallisey  (a.k.a. the “4 Quarters”).  We’ve all memorized each other’s garage codes. Simply put, we are friends and neighbors who enjoy junking, shopping, and creating together!...
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This n’ That Thursday – A French Buffet

This petite French buffet was painted for our Shizzle Design office but we sold a couple large pieces and had to fill the void.  So much for decorating our own place; everything else takes priority. I started out as I always do by giving her a good cleaning. I gave her a base coat of American...
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Who, What, Where Wednesday – Youngest of Nine Designs

I’m Maria and my story may be a little different than the others you have read.  I’ll call it a Lincoln’s Hat cloud with a Silver Mica lining.  This is a story about addiction, but I promise there is a happy ending.   People often ask if I really am the youngest of nine,...
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