Get Your Home Ready for Shorter Days : Chalk Paint Workshop

As fall settles in and days get shorter, we start spending more time indoors. This can sometimes lead to our desire to redecorate. You know, when you look at an old piece, that maybe belonged to a family member, that you don’t want to get rid of, but just doesn’t have the look you want…

When that desire kicks in, you don’t necessarily have to start shopping for new furnishings, find another home for the ones you don’t like, or heaven forbid, throw that furniture away. Did you know that around 10 million pieces of furniture & accessories are discarded annually in the US? As an interior designer, I’m all about changing the look of a room, updating the style, out with the old, in with new. However, when you have pieces that are in decent condition, and perhaps have sentimental value, I love to be able to give them new life which is what I’ll be teaching anyone who attends my next Amy Howard at Home Workshop. On November 10th, at 5:30-8:30pm, I’m having a BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Workshop at Sea Green Designs. Just in time to spruce up your space for Thanksgiving and the rest of the Holiday Season. You can sign up here if you’re in the Southampton area.

A side table I gave new life to last year using Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint and silver leaf.

My workshop is for smaller pieces, which usually leads to attendees tackling bigger projects at home Just take a look at some of the photos below to inspire you to look at your pieces with fresh eyes and picture how you could transform your home. The look of the dresser below is not quite the style most of us are looking for these days, but what if you could make it look great?

via it all started with paint
via it all started with paint
before kitchen by Sincerely Sara D
before kitchen by Sincerely Sara D
Kitchen after Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint via Sincerely Sara D
Kitchen after Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint via Sincerely Sara D

I hope you were able to get some great ideas about how you might be able to transform some of your own furniture and accessories by giving them update with an authentic patina using chalk paint. There’s really no end to the options you have.

Have you taken on a chalk paint project before? If so what rand of paint did you use? Did you have any trouble with the process? Or was it as easy as you hoped it would be?

Let me know. I’d love to hear all about it.





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