When I was researching and developing Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint, my main objective was to bring a product to the market that was QUICK, EASY + AFFORDABLE, the three key components that make up the philosophy of my business. This was non-negotiable.
The idea: Create a limited range of diverse colours. Then, teach my students to mix colours to create any shade they need or want. This is proving popular.
I love the fact that I'm encouraging people to explore their creativity even more. For me, this is definitely one of the most satisfying parts of the creative life; experimenting, testing, trialling and even having failures because it is all part of the fun of creative self-expression.
Our furniture paint is a 3-in-1 paint that primes, paints and seals in one process. NO SANDING. NO PRIMING. NO WAXING. NO POLYURETHANE.
Jet is proving to be one of our most popular colours. Used on it's own it of course gives a beautiful lustre and depth to any piece, and mixed (here with White) you can create any shade of grey you desire.
These bar stools were originally clear varnished and were quite light. The next iteration was a dark stain I put on around seven years ago, and now they've been brought up to date.
Here's what I did:
1. Asked my husband Craig to cut the backs off for me.
2. Painted two coats of Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint in Jet using a Textured Finish.
3. Left to fully cure for 7 days to ensure the paint had hardened.
4. That's it!
Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint is QUICK, EASY + AFFORDABLE!
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Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint in Jet
Bar stools before
This was yet another quick and easy project that has made a HUGE difference to the decor of our home.
Question: What is your next project going to be? Please share it in the comments. I'd love to know!
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