Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AHaH One Step Paint Color Mix

Color Mixing is great and easy with the One Step Paint®. With the many color choices, there are still ways to mix them together to make your own custom color to fit your need. For this mix, I used 3 parts Massey Hill plus 2 parts of Windsor. I was looking to create a coffee brown.


Color Mix:
3 parts Massey Hill + 2 parts Windsor

Inspiration:
Beautiful Lacquered Walls
Modern Bathroom
Neutral use of this color for curtains in this living room
Love the addition of the color for this cabinet
Scalamandre Zebra Wallpaper
Wall color for this dining room
*Great subtle use on the chair seats as well
Again lovely as a wall color








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Monday, January 26, 2015

Featured Retailer: Island Paint & Decorating

I am excited to share with you our Featured Retailer, Island Paint & Decorating, located in Merritt Island, Florida. "What started in 1983 as a simple paint and wallpaper store has evolved into a shopping experience unique to the East Coast of Central Florida. You will still find Benjamin Moore Paints and fine wallpapers, complimented with a showroom full of inspiring displays of furniture, art, lighting, area rugs, and accessories. We also have everything from wood flooring and carpet to one of a kind refinishing products. A one stop source for all your paint and decorating needs!"
I love their display piece which was rescued and restored!
Beautiful Before and After console table
Another fabulous Before and After project



Island Paint & Decorating
860 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(431) 452-8981
www.islandpaintanddecorating.com
islandpaint@live.com
Island Paint & Decorating's Facebook page
Store Hours:
Monday thorough Friday 7:30am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm


Friday, January 23, 2015

Before & After's

Happy Friday! It is that time to share before and after projects from our creative and inspiring customers! I hope you are encouraged by the beautiful projects that our customers are sharing to do your very own!

Console
Before:
After:
"an outdated sofa table brought to life by Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint in Bauhaus Buff on the main part with a beautiful Java Stain Gel product used on the top. The whole thing was followed by Light and Dark antiquing wax and Dust of Ages on the bottom part."

Fireplace
Before:
After:
"This custom job was done in home of a client I am decorating for! I used Luxe Grey One Step Paint and Clear and Dark wax. Simple!"

Bookcase
Before:  
After:
 "Purchased this large piece for our store for $200 and did a custom job for a client. I was inspired by Amy Howard's custom pieces from her line of furniture!! Came out beautifully!! Used Selznick Grey One Step Paint and Linen One Step paint for panels. Finished with Clear and Dark wax and then Gold Leaf! Love the transformation!"

Mirror
Before:  
After:

 "Used Gold Leaf! And a little One Step Paint to brighten the grey on mirror frame!"





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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One Step Paint Color MIx

The One Step Paint® is a great product to mix! Although there are many color options, I love to make my own versions though color mixing. For this mix, I used two parts of Rugo with 3 parts of Palm Beach and 2 parts Get in Gear. I was looking for a beautiful green between a shade of mint and emerald!

Color Mix:
2 parts Rugo + 3 parts Palm Beach + 2 parts Get in Gear

Inspiration:
Great addition of color for a laundry room
Love the idea of painting your chairs for a pop of color
Chest
Great pattern for this chair
Antique tile inspiration
You could even paint your table to add color
Various hues of green
Inside an Aesop retail store
Again great as a cabinet color





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Monday, January 19, 2015

Creative Storefront: Fig & Company


Welcome to a new week! It excites me to share creative ways that our retailers decorate their windows. Today, I am highlighting Fig & Company located in Knoxville, Tennessee. I was able see owners, Lee and Flavia, while we were in Atlanta for market and I am grateful to have such inspiring and wonderful retailers. The two owners have such great taste and below are a few images of their beautiful store windows.
Great store front inspiration
Such a beautiful and inspiring window!!!



Fig & Company
5072 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
865.357.3363



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Friday, January 16, 2015

AHaH Before & After Projects

Happy Friday! It is that time to share before and after projects from our wonderful customers! I hope you are inspired by the beautiful projects that our customers are sharing.

Cabinets
Before:
After:
These twin shelves were found in original wood tone.  They were then painted in the Linen One Step Paint.  The stripes were done on the sides with the Dark Wax.

Dining Room Table and Chairs
Before:
 After:
This table and chairs were painted with the Linen One Step Paint.

Side Table
Before:
After: 
Compleat Lifestyles
This tiny little side table was found already painted poorly with black color stain.
It was repainted in the Black One Step Paint then stripes were added  with the Linen One Step Paint on top.  The piece was then finished with the Clear Wax.





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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Build It Yourself : Italian Nightstand

I am excited to share with you another one of our 
Build It Yourself  (BIY) projects! 
I have provided instructions to create nightstands.

Materials Needed:
3/4" Walnut 
1 1/2" Poplar Wood
3/4" Poplar Wood
1/8" Plywood
Pin Tacks
Nails
Screws
Router
Flush Bit
Table Saw
Miter Saw
Cove Bit
Pocket drill
Wood Putty
Wood Glue
Drawer Guides
Your beautiful finished Italian Nightstands!



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