You can use colored stain like regular stain on your unfinished wood projects. The delightful color that comes through with the colored stain however will definitely put a smile on your face. The follow how to guide will walk you step by step through the application process for colored stain. This post is written in partnership with DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own.
Did you know that you can paint chair fabric? I did this project a while back and we still use this chair. It still looks great! So I know that this project works and works well. Plus it is so much easier than getting new fabric for any chair that you have. I started with the vintage folding chair below and turned it into something fabulous!
You can turn a crate into a footstool in just minutes….it is so super simple! Grab a crate and get started on your own unique piece of furniture today. Your crate footstool will look great in any room in your home.
I am kicking off a series of posts sponsored by Krylon today. This painted wicker table is my first project. I took a tired table that was on my front porch and gave it new life with just Krylon, tape and paper! See the detailed steps below and try your hand at making this same pattern on any furniture that you would like to redo — indoors or out.
I have been in love with the idea of creating crate tables. Crates are readily available now and are super sturdy. Lets put them to the test and create four ways to use them for side tables….indoors or out! These four ideas are just the beginning. What other way can you think of to use crates for furniture? It is such a great look and super inexpensive. This post was first posted over at the Darice blog as part of my design team status but I am sharing it here in case you missed it.
If you have been around here anytime at all, you know that I have been working on my upstairs bathroom. The next step is finding a bathroom cabinet. Boy that sounds like an easy task right? Well it was a challenge to find exactly the right piece of furniture for the space. But I have done it! Thanks to Sauder — my bathroom has a cabinet.
Earlier this week I showed you how I have been painting a claw foot tub. Now I am going to give you another sneak peek into a paint project for my bathroom. A wicker bench that I have given a makeover with paint. A little light paint on wicker gives it a almost rustic beachy appearance that I thought would go perfectly with the vibe I am going for in this room. This is just the start of the projects for this room so y’all stay tuned for more bathroom projects and a final reveal soon. This post on painting wicker is part of my design team status with DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own.
I have a fun afternoon project for you this morning. My ombre log table for outdoors is a quick and easy project that will add a touch of fun to any outdoor space at your home. Yep we are turning just a regular log into a fun table with just a little paint. Make sure to tell everyone you know that you are looking for a log this year. I am a member of the DecoArt design team and this post is in conjunction with that. All projects and opinions are my own however. This project was posted last year over at the DecoArt blog but I wanted to put it here as well in case y’all missed it.
I used Americana Chalky Paint from DecoArt to give the entire piece a makeover. I painted the chest itself with Everlasting and the drawer fronts with Vintage. This post is part of my design team status with DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own. The chest was already white so just going over it with one coat of chalky paint was sufficient. It took two coats of vintage to cover up the day glow red on those drawers however.
Once the white chalky paint was dry on the chest, I used a brocade motif stencil also from DecoArt on the top. I used a removable adhesive sprayed on the back to ensure clean lines. Then the chalky paint in vintage applied to a stencil brush. Make sure to use a very dry brush and apply light coats when using a stencil. Remove your stencil as soon as you are done painting.
Now for the hardware on the piece, I loved the size and shape of the hardware on the original but they are painted wood and I was not loving the look. So I grabbed some silver metallic spray paint from Krylon and gave the hardware a few coats. It did the trick! The hardware was perfect in a shiny silver.
After the entire piece was dry, I applied two coats of Americana Creme Wax to protect the surface and give it a bit more shine. NOTE: When starting with chalky finish paint for the first time, be sure to read the tips and techniques page and watch the instructional videos. I moved my nightstand into place and loaded it up with fun vintage treasures. It is the perfect height to use as a nightstand and all of those drawers offer up storage that was desperately needed in this room.
I am in love with how the stencil on top turned out. It breaks up the top and adds detail to the otherwise plain piece of furniture.
Now my chalky painted nightstand and a stack or organized photos have their homes in my bedroom. The bonus? It does not look like a cluttered wreck. Gotta love that.
This post is part of my design team status with DecoArt. Product and payment were given to me in exchange for my participation in the program. All projects and opinions are my own.
I started with a raw wood bookcase that I purchased from an Amish store here locally. I am a believer in quality made furnishing so that was my choice. You can use this paint on any unfinished or finished piece of furniture. The best part of the Americana Chalky Finish Paint was that I didn’t need a primer. I dove right in with the paint in Carbon and a foam roller.
After two coats of black paint my bookcase was looking wonderful. I then grabbed a stencil that I used on by DIY container garden stand and to revamp a vintage cabinet. You can purchase your own version from Royal Design Studio. I used the Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting for the stencil detail. Just once light application and I was thrilled with the results. NOTE: Picture below is before wax and looks a little dusty from my stencil adhesive. The finished product after wax looked amazing.
I then gave the gave the entire projects two applications of clear creme wax. The wax is also available as part of the Americana Chalky Finish Paint line. It goes on super easy and I buffed it to a super glossy finish. Please head on over and watch the videos, read the instructions, and follow directions if you are going to dive into a project using the chalky finish paint. They were a life saver for me and now that my painted bookcase has fully cured it is off to the college apartment.
Did you tackle any paint projects over the holidays? Are you dying to try out the new Americana Chalky Finish Paint? Stay tuned for more projects using the paint right here or head to the chalky finish Pinterest board that DecoArt has put together. I hope you enjoyed my stenciled bookcase as much as I enjoyed painting it.
This post is a part of my work for the DecoArt design team however all opinions and projects are my own.
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