Well hi there! Thanks so much for visiting the blog today. I've got a furniture makeover to share with you. I just can't pass up a good piece of furniture that I can add some color to! See the clean lines on this baby, it's a score for sure! If your refurbishing furniture, and are looking for ways to do it, mineral paint is a great option.
I found this piece at a garage sale for only Five Dollars!!! It is solid as a rock you guys. This small side table is very heavy, it made for quite the work out to get from the garage sale back to my house, lol! I wanted to try out Fusion mineral paint and my little guy wanted a new (small) dresser to put his t-shirts in. He is tired of putting them on the hanger - for real. Anyway, I am always looking for ways to add some affordable furniture in our home. This is a great project and will go to good use. Plus, anyone that knows me, knows that I am always looking for ways to save money, and painting old furniture is a great way to do this.
Since this will be going in my sons room, I wanted him to choose the color. He really wanted black. Guys, everything in his room is already painted black. His bed is a trundle that I took from white to black. Dressers and side tables, all black.
So, I convineced him to go for a little blue! I saw this color, Homestead blue from The Painted Estate in Denver and I fell in love. I told my son I would add some black wax to it so it would look just a bit darker. He reluctantly, agreed. lol. If your looking to buy the product you can also purchase online here. (Please note that this post contains some affiliate links. Meaning at no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase).
Mineral Fusion Paint has zero VOCs, superior durability, easy one-step application and significantly improved strength. Delivering an exceptional matte finish, this 100% acrylic paint requires minimal prep work!
On this dresser, I did a light sanding with about 220 grit sandpaper, just in case! Oh, the other nice thing about this paint is that it also has a built in top coat, which is so nice if you don't want to seal or wax your piece. It does dry matte, but of course if you want a satin shine, you can add their tough coat finish.
Fusion is a great alternative to chalk paint. I've used latex paint homemade chalk paint and Anne Sloan chalk paint and I am finding that I like this product. I am currently working on a new product for a client so you'll just have to wait to see that one! I think that I'll just keep trying out all the Fusion paint colors until I've gone through them all.
So here is the piece painted. In the photo below, I haven't yet started applying the dark wax. (Remember, I told little man that I would add some dark to make it look more black!)
For the wax, I used Annie Sloan dark wax, since I had it on hand. I'm not one to buy up a lot of product unless I know it will be used.
Oh, and I've found the best paint brush to use for painting with Fusion is Staalmeester paint bush, you can find them here. I used to go cheap on the brushes, but with Fusion, you really will get the most bang for your buck by using one of these.
And here is the finished product! The dark wax brought out some green in it, my son said it looked like alagator, lol. I really like it. Let me know what you think and if you plan on trying out fusion yourself.
Thank you so much for taking time to read about my furniture makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint. Please let me know if your woking on a similar project or have any questions.
I am excited to share with you a new feature on the blog, Mood Muse! I create Mood Boards for clients for design work and wanted to share some of the inspiration for my readers on the blog as well.
Mood Boards help inspire clients to begin to see how their space can be transformed with a few small changes. The board featured here, was created for a clean modern space, bringing some natural elements and a touch of color to the living room. It really is a space that I could really to live in. Greens are great color to use in a room that you want to rest and relax in.
Shopping links for the board are listed at the bottom of the post.
The paint color featured on the mood board is Winter Orchard from Benjamin Moore. It is a very light green adding just a hint of colors on the wall. This living room featured in House Beautiful is a great space to use the color as well. There is a ton of light, so the paint color is so sublte but allows for just enough to help the walls not look stark white.
Kendall Charcoal is such a great color to complement with Winter Orchard. It has a bit of green in it so the colors play well together. I would suggest to put this color on the ceiling ad I did for the dining room below or as an accent wall.
I also listed the links to the mood board above so you can shop the Muse Board.
Couch - http://shrsl.com/15cyp
Black and White Print Pillow - http://shrsl.com/15cyu
Plant - http://shrsl.com/15czm
Green Pillow- http://shrsl.com/15czq
Side table - http://shrsl.com/15d0e
Paint - Benjamin Moore Winter Orchard, BM Kendall Charcoal
Some of the links on this post are affilate links, This means I may receive a small commission at no cost to you if you choose to make a purchase.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the paint color or decor above, I'd be happy to create a Mood Muse Board for your space as well.
So excited guys! I was nominated for Best Color Inspiration for the Amara Interior Blog Awards. I haven't been true to blogging long but have really enjoyed sharing more color with you all this year. Make sure you check out the Inspired Paint section of my site too. Oh, and if you really want to - please vote!
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Benjamin Moore Paint Color
One of my all time favorite paint colors is Kendall Charcoal from Benjamin Moore. I suggest it often to clients for cabinets, accent walls, ceilings and moody rooms. I wanted to take some time today to highlight this gorgeous paint color and it's great hue.
When I suggested Kendall Charcoal from Benjamin Moore Paints to my client for the cabinets above, they were a bit nervous. They asked, will the room look too dark? I assured them that the room would not feel dark, but custom and updated. We chose Edgecomb Gray for the walls which provides a nice neutral backdrop.
This color is beautiful against a clean white trim or paint color for crest contrast. It is a green gray paint meaning there is a slight green undertone to it.
Front Door Makeover
So excited to be sharing my front entry transformation with you all! Our entry way has been neglected since we moved in. I also wanted to buy a new front entry door so didn't do a color on the main front door when we painted the home, but now that we have decided to stick with what we have I knew that paint would make the entry way more interesting and welcoming.
Here is a photo of the entry before. The door was Urbane Bronze from Sherwin Williams, (a great color for trim and doors by the way!) It is also the same color as my fascia and garage door trim. I had painted the entry flooring a couple of years ago with an indoor / outdoor paint that didn't last long with the wear and tear of the winter here. Plus, I chose a light color that matched our trim, but isn't great for hiding dirt and wear and tear. (Even though I do like the contrast)
When clients are looking for a light cool gray, I always review Benjamin Moore's Gray Owl with them. A favorite Benjamin Moore Color with a very light tone.
Gray Owl from Benjamin Moore is a popular paint color. That's why I have decided to highlight it today. It isn't really one of my go-to colors, but many clients ask me about it so I feel it's an important one to cover.
This is a very pretty color, but it does change based on what it is paired with and the light in the room. It is a cool gray green. Here it looks beautiful on the cabinets. Notice the marble is a gray blue but it still blends wonderfully with the space. The natural elements of the lighting and stools blend very well.
Amazon Prime Day - Best Deals for Home
Monday is Amazon Prime day and I am planning on shopping those deals! The first thing to take advantage of this is signing up for Amazon Prime if you haven't yet. It's the only way to get the full discount. What does Amazon Prime Cost - well it's free for 30 days - Just click the link below to start your trial.
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Prime Day started back in 2015. It was a day-long sale celebrating Amazon's 20th anniversary, and a fun gift to the millions of Prime subscribers. The sale was so successful that Amazon made it an annual event, and it's been getting bigger and bigger ever since. And, instead of waiting until November - they have added this sale in July.
So, what are the most popular items for you home that will be on sale Monday?
Amazon Echo Dot for $35, it was $50! - https://amzn.to/2uztlXz
I am not sure if this rug will be on sale or not, but I've got my eye on it! Safavieh Evoke Collection EVK256C Vintage Oriental Blue and Ivory Area Rug (5'1" x 7'6") https://amzn.to/2L7aldf
How cute is this guy? I might just add him to my list for some color in our basement...https://amzn.to/2LdGxvt
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