“Rescue, Restore, Redecorate!”
Thrift store makeover
I needed a table and chairs for the hospitality area of my studio so I picked up this little gem at my local Habitat For Humanity Restore. Love that place! It’s a little hard to see in this before photo, but it was painted with about 3 different shades of ugly, grey house paint.
And indeed, it did!
I can’t say enough about how wonderful this paint is! It goes on easily and painlessly, although when you do a project this large in one afternoon, a blister on your forefinger might just happen to appear… just sayin’…
but look at this gorgeous sheen! Both beautiful and durable!
You will not find a spray lacquer that will achieve this fabulous look in the paint department of any of the big box stores.
Although I don’t love to sew, I didn’t mind breaking out the old Singer to make these new cushions. I couldn’t be happier with the end result! There’s such satisfaction in redecorating with rescued pieces!
This color is Citron to match the accent colors in the studio ~ Green, in most any shade, just happens to be my favorite color (in case you hadn’t noticed)
It looks great in my front room and as predicted, it functions well as the perfect table and chairs for a little nosh with my workshop guests.
I know, this really has nothing to do with this post, but I had to share the cuteness!
Meet my adorable grand-daughter, Avery~ seems the green apple did not fall far from the tree!
Anyway, the paint comes in 17 luscious colors and 4 metallics. Great stuff, $19.00 -$22.00 per can and there is also a spray primer if you need it to cover dark furniture first. For more examples and tips on how to use this paint, visit Amy herself at her blog: Amy Howard Daily.