American Paint Is Great!

One of the most exciting new things about All Things New Again is that we aren’t just a furniture store … we aren’t just a home décor store … we’re also now a paint store! We are proud to carry the full line of American Paint Company’s eco-friendly, made-in-the-USA products.

Earlier this summer, Mom, Dad and I traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for American Paint Company retailer training. We picked up some great new ideas, met wonderful new friends—and because we can’t help ourselves—we also did a little treasure hunting along the way.

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I told you last week about our World’s Longest Yard Sale adventure AKA my Cute Little Table Road Trip. This was our Coffee Table Road Trip. At the first stop, we picked up three—one for each of us. IMG_0628We all have grand ideas on how we are going to paint them, but we haven’t had the time yet. So all three of these tables, plus a few more we found, are currently for sale in our You Make It New Flea Market upstairs at the shop. You can buy them “as is” at a discount price and fix them up yourself. We also have a second price listed on all “raw” furniture items if you would like for us to custom paint the piece just for you.

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Custom painting is a new service we are offering at All Things New Again. We think it is going to be a lot of fun to work with you on creating the perfect piece of furniture for your home. American Paint Company has a palette of 32 colors, which you can see here in this great photo courtesy of The Spare Room Flea Market in Camano Island, Washington. Check out those creamy-dreamy whites, rich chocolate browns, beachy blues and greens—even pretty pops of hot pink and orange if you are feeling adventurous.  You can mix and match and swirl everything around then choose from a variety of finishes to create a truly one-of-a-kind look you won’t find in a furniture catalogue or big-box store.

American Paint Company paint and waxes are easy enough to use that anybody can open a can, start painting, and create something wonderful. However, with the finishing touches we learned at our retailer training, those wonderful pieces become EVEN MORE SPECTACULAR!

How cool is that?

Our awesome instructors, Chris from The Mill at Gibsonville in North Carolina and Lynette who hosted us in her great studio at Beaches Coastal Creations in North Myrtle Beach, gave us the information we need to answer your questions about American Paint Company products. We also met fellow APC retailers Cari from Distressed Nest Boutique in Florida and Lisa from A Piece of the Pie Frames in Tennessee along with Lisa’s lovely mom, Bonnie.

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What a creative, talented, and FUN bunch of people!
Please check out their websites and their wonderful work!

994206_376408002481384_1993643031_nWe tied on our APC aprons first thing Saturday morning and painted all day long. We learned how to create fabulous textures, how to layer colors and “wet distress” so the first color peeks through beautifully, and how to make new wood look old and chippy and amazing.  We also learned about micas–a sparkly new APC product that adds a little pizazz to any piece.

Here’s the exciting part … now we are going to teach YOU!

We are adding an artist studio to All Things New Again, part of the renovations we are working on this summer. We will have space to work on new items right here at the shop and to hold workshops, classes and paint parties. We are developing beginners classes for people just learning how to paint along with advanced techniques classes for people who have been painting for awhile and want to take their projects to the next level. We are also planning “open studio” paint parties where you can work on a small piece of furniture alongside your friends. Won’t that be fun?

Our goal is to build a space where friends can gather to share ideas, have fun, and be creative together.

We can’t wait to show you all of the cool things we learned–and see what spectacular works of art you create!

~Courtney

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