Bench makeover with spray paint

Y’all, I cannot wait to sing to you the praises of this spray paint. I know, I know. You’re thinking “it’s SPRAY PAINT, why are you so excited?” Well, my friends, you’ll just have to read on…

If I didn’t have to feed my family 3x’s a day and do 2,387 loads of laundry it would already be completed. As it is, I have a couple of projects that I am tackling this week and hopefully, before 2021 I will have this room completed.
Oh and just for kicks and giggles, we are redoing The Pretty Girl’s room.

Amy Howard at Home (Lacquer)-McCall ManorAmy Howard at Home (Lacquer)-McCall ManorAmy Howard at Home (Lacquer)-McCall Manor But for now, let me show you something you are going to want to know. How do I know you want to know? I don’t know, I just know, you know?
This bench that normally sits at the foot of our bed was spray-painted by yours truly about 4 years ago. I was on a spray paint kick and painted 5 or more pieces of furniture. This bench is one of them. It was red and I wanted to make it cream with a little aged look to it. So I painted it cream and then took some antiquing glaze to some of the crevices.
Long story short, the spray paint went on blotchy and the antiquing glaze went on muddy looking. But for some reason, I just left it alone and used it anyway. Normally there are laundry baskets, books, toys and various other things sitting on it, so you don’t really notice it.
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Enter Amy Howard at Home Lacquer Spray Paint. Y’all, this stuff is awesome. No joke.
The first step is furniture lacquer primer that levels the surface and covers the ugliness caused by (ahem) glazing.
It looked 100% better with just the primer!
But then of course I got nervous that the spray paint would be blotchy like the last paint I used. I am so excited about this paint because IT DOESN’T LOOK BLOTCHY! With regular spray paint the paint comes out in a cone shape (think teepee). So you get a thick line that has a definite edge at the top and bottom.
This spray nozzle is fanned out. Instead of a conical shape you get a flat triangle shape spray. So you get ‘cleaner’ coverage with each pass. Does that make any sense at all ? If you try it you’ll know what I mean.
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I chose the color LaGrange and I LOVE it. It’s a dark grey with a slight green undertone. After I painted it, I sealed it with Amy Howard Bright Idea clear lacquer. It went on smoothly and gives a beautiful shine.
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So there is another project in the books. You’ll just have to trust me when I say, the bedroom reveal is coming. But between now and then, I’ll be doing more laundry, more meals and LOTS more painting!

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