From our Client, Colleen at Pieces with a Past. "And here she is! I think she's beautiful - what about you? She was painted with Terra Bella Paints acrylic-chalk paint color "Waterfall" and sealed with Terra Bella's Protect and Seal Sheer Liquid Wax. Befitting a chair her age, she has been very lightly distressed. Her new seat is a vintage floral print from Richloom fabrics that matches her paint color beautifully. I hope you like her as much as I do." Visit https://www.facebook.com/Pieces-With-A-Past-203338503332865/ for more of Colleen's beautiful creations.
When I started painting furniture many, many years ago, my sister Sally wasn't much of a fan. Over the years, she began to appreciate things that I painted. Then she started to watch Fixer Upper and now she looks around to see what can be painted. It happens to us all. LOL. She purchased a home for her and her daughter (my niece also is a Fixer Upper fan) and they wanted to make it farm house chic. Since Joanna Gaines doesn't work in Atlanta, she had to do it herself. Fortunately, being a dealer, I know you can buy more authentic pieces at Antique and Interior Malls instead of retail stores. Even though she purchased a lot of new stuff, it is always more affordable to change your current pieces to fit the look. She had a china cabinet that was a yellow oak color with lots of mirrors. First, we removed the glass pieces off the doors and the sides of the cabinet. We took off the back that had mirror on it so it would be easier to paint. We decided to keep the mirror off and just paint the wood that was holding the mirror to black (no top coat so she can use it as a chalkboard). We painted the entire cabinet with Terra Bella Paint and Finishes. The back of the cabinet was painted in Raven (black). We painted the cabinet in layers. We started by painting with Slate (gray). We left a few spots of wood still showing through. After the Slate, we followed up with Cloudy Skies (lighter gray) and then Bridgewater Blue. While painting the Bridgewater Blue, we were sure not to give full coverage in lots of places so that the other colors could peek through. After painting, we used Sheer Liquid Wax Protect and Seal. We then replaced all the areas that had glass with chicken wire fence to give it even more of a farm house chic.
I had an old purse that I paid way too much for but it was the perfect one! It was leather and it took a beating. I tried to fix it with leather stain but it just didn't cover up the worn white lines in it. So I thought, why not try our Gel Stains on it. It is made to cover some of the imperfections on wood so why not my purse? I was pleasantly surprised that it worked really great on my purse. A few months later, Jill, at American Redemption in Suwanee (one of our locations) had a chair she was working on. She asked if I knew what could be done to help restore the leather as it was worn. I handed her a bottle of our Espresso Gel Stain and asked her to try it. It turned out so beautiful. Below are before and after pictures of the chair's leather. -- Susan Bonne, Two Dogs and A Paintbrush
Two Dogs And A Paintbrush