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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
31 Days of Decorating with Junk: My Favorite Paint
There are a LOT of choices when it comes to paint. It can be really overwhelming. But I’m going to let you in on a secret – there is one type of paint that adheres well, distresses well, gives an old fashioned look, and DOESN’T cost a fortune!
What is this magical paint, you ask? It’s not a special brand. You don’t have to go to a special retailer. You can find it ANYWHERE that sells paint.
The answer – FLAT paint. Regular FLAT latex paint.
I stumbled upon this discovery. It started with two gallons of flat paint that I got at my local Habitat Restore for $6 each (the pink and aqua – aren’t the colors great, too?)
I immediately noticed that it adhered well and dried quickly. And when I used some furniture wax on it afterward, I had a gorgeous hand-rubbed finish.
A few weeks later, a friend gave me some leftover exterior flat paint, and I had the same great results on this sweet little dresser…
Adhered well, distressed beautifully, and looks GREAT on my antique furniture.
From now on, when I buy paint for my furniture, it will be FLAT paint.
This post is part of 31 Days of Decorating with Junk: Vintage, Antique and Unique for your Home and Garden.
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31 Days of Decorating with Junk Posts:
31 Days of Decorating with Junk Introduction
Farmhouse Style Front Porch
Modern Farmhouse Design
Repurposed Upright Piano
Our Exterior Makeover Reveal
Adjustable Game Table Makeover (In a Ballard Designs Whitewashed Style)
The HomeShed's September Sale & Fall Decor Inspiration
Proof that I'm a HardCore Junker
My Gallery Wall
HomeShed Sale Preview and Christmas Inspiration
Cute Green Dresser with Chalkboard Labels
My Favorite Paint for Antique Furniture
Kris's Cabin Tour
Essential Tools for Repurposing
Making a Custom Glaze
Fixing a Stripped Out Screw Hole
How to Make Your Home Your Own
Spray or Brush?
Five from the Archives
Owning a Junky Business Part 1
Owning a Junky Business Part 2
Simple Vintage Halloween
Five (More) from the Archives
Crib Spring Repurpose
Owning a Junky Business Part 3
Pallet Wall Art
Not So Junky Basement
Owning a Junky Business Part 4
31 Days Wrap Up
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