The Power of Paint - PT 2
Welcome back to our series, The Power of Paint. In the first part of the series, we talked about how wall color can really transform a space. We showed you several client before and afters, see here if you missed it!
Today we're going to dive into transforming furniture with the power of paint. The exciting part about today's topic is this is something totally achievable for a weekend project or during quarantine.
All of the pieces below were refinished using Amy Howard's Chalk Paint line. We carry this at The Mill if you're looking to rehab some pieces now! If you've never used Chalk Paint, you are missing out.
It really is as simple as:
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Black Glossy Finish
Not all chalk paint finishes have to be "Shabby Chic." For this space below, I did a simple sleek finish to tie into this modern, lived in space.
What I did: Black Chalk Paint, Gloss Sealer.
We also reupholstered the cushions in a textured black leather.
Amy Howard finishes can be as simple or as complex as you want. For this fireplace below we refinished EVERYTHING, tile and all in Amy Howard. This was a bit more complex and something I would recommend after you've done a few smaller projects.
What I did: Refinished the mantel with Black Chalk Paint, distressed with light antique wax, dark antique wax, dust of ages, liming wax to give a little more depth and gilding on the details. For the tile, I refinished in a light gray chalk paint with a darker gray glaze to give a marbled look in the crevices and sealed with gloss sealer. I feel like I could do an entire post on just this mantel, it turned out great!
Easy Peasy Distressing
This is our most common refinish. It is simple and can be tackled in an afternoon or weekend.
What I did: Refinished the frame in a gray chalk paint, covered with light antique wax, distressed with dark antique wax and dust of ages to give a antiqued look.
We also reupholstered the cushion to give this chair a whole new life.
Grab a chair, side table, or a chest of drawers and let's get to painting!
Have questions about refinishing? Leave a comment below so others can see too.
The Power of Paint - PT 1
Welcome to our new series “The Power of Paint.” Over the next several posts we are going to dive into just how powerful paint can be when transforming your space. We’ll talk about the power of paint on walls and refinishing furniture/accessories in your space.
Getting a little cabin fever? These are all things you can tackle when in quarantine.
We’re kicking off this series with a dramatic start. This post is going to show you how paint can drastically transform a space. Paint has the ability to make a space feel closed in and busy but it also has the power to make a space feel much larger, brighter and fresh.
Let’s dive in to a before and after in one of our client’s homes.
This is a super fun space for little girls but what happens when those girls grow up and want a more neutral space to hang out. Simple. Slap on a few coats of fresh paint. Now that the girls are grown, we wanted to visually clean and freshen up this space. So, we updated this space using a neutral color on the walls and adding a few new pieces to really tie it all together.
I know in my home, the guest room sometimes gets the leftovers and that's A-OKAY. Luckily, paint is one way to make your guest room feel intentional and new. In this guest room, you’ll notice we kept most of the existing furniture and just updated the color palette with new window treatment, textiles and paint. I think this room proves how a few new elements can really elevate your existing furnishings and space.
Wow. Isn’t it crazy how much brighter, larger and more luxurious this master bedroom feels with fresh new walls. While we did so much more than just paint the walls, this Master feels like a completely new space.
In this space, we updated the wall color, lighting, window treatment, furnishings and decor.
Where in your home could use a facelift? Find a neutral color that plays well with the rest of your home. Pro tip: make your home a fluid continuation space to space. Meaning in most scenarios, carrying a color throughout the home will help with the flow and make your space seem bigger and more finessed.
We look forward to seeing you guys in the next part of “The Power of Paint”