Friday, 2 December 2016

Fusion Mineral paint Giveaway!!

My last paint package giveaway is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint. As a blog rep for this amazing paint company, I have had the chance to use many of their colors and products and have to say they have become one of my very favorite lines. Fusion has graciously offered YOUR choice of paint colors in 3 testers and 1 pint as well as a small paint brush to get you started. To enter this great giveaway, scroll thru the great colors and pieces I have finished to the rafflecopter draw at the bottom of this page.

file cabinet in casement

sweet vintage dresser in little teapot

mid century dresser in casement  and then another to match

MCM dresser in cranberry

MCM stereo cabinet in midnight blue

oak dresser in champlain and accent chair in inglenook

Now up for grabs is a Fusion paint package,
The winner will receive 1 pint and 3 tester size pots of Fusion Mineral paint in your choice of color along with a small brush delivered to their door anywhere in Canada or the USA!!

To ENTER, just follow the options on the Rafflecopter form BELOW. Each tab counts as one entry so there are up to 5 chances to increase your odds. (one is simply leaving a comment below) I will also include a private paint lesson for the lucky winner if local!

Contest runs Dec 2-17 @ midnight, 2016, Good luck!

Thank you once again to Fusion Mineral Paint for sponsoring this giveaway

As a Fusion brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Homestead House Milk Paint Prairie Sunset

I have tried a few brands of milk paint but recently was given the opportunity to try Homestead House Milk Paint. Homestead House is, an almost 30 year old, Canadian paint company whose milk paint line is the only one manufactured here in Canada. They also make Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint line as well. Milk paint in a naturally green choice in painting with NO VOCs, organic and biodegradable.

They have a wide variety of colors, mostly all historic and heritage based. For this project I chose, prairie sunset, a lovely shade of yellow to relove this old accent table.

 before and after one coat shown above

Two coats of milk paint were the perfect coverage and to keep it looking vintage, I chose antiquing tough coat, the perfect choice for a durable yet aged look sealer.

Stop by Homestead House and see what all they have to offer including many great tutorials to help you achieve success creating something beautiful. You can also find them on Facebook too as well as Creative Moments.

I have received product in exchange for this post, there is no monetary compensation received and all opinions are strictly my own. Thanks to my great sponsor Homestead House Milk Paint.

Fusion champlain dresser turned sideboard love

Everyone loves color but for large investment pieces I usually choose a timeless neutral. This very large but solidly made oak dresser is made to last but the finish was dated. Champlain to the rescue, it took the dresser from dated to a statement!

dark wax was added to give added dimension and definition to all the great details


This statement piece sold in about half an hour of posting and is now serving as an amazing sideboard in a fabulous home where it provides loads of display area and storage for the family. Thinking outside the box for a pieces purpose and refreshing it in a new amazing color can give so many pieces you may have new meaning and use. Check out Fusion Mineral Paint for a selection of fantastic colors to choose from.

As a Fusion brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint

Fusion's new color putty

Time to try another of Fusion Mineral paints latest color releases, this time I chose putty; "a sophisticated neutral that blends beige and grey and grounds any color scheme".

 The antique piece I chose to try it on seemed very fitting of this timeless color.

This poor antique piece I literally pulled out of the transfer dumpster. I was so sad to see it tossed in to be crushed and disposed of. The poor veneer top had some damage but I had read a post just that day as to how easy it was to remove old veneer.

I hauled it home and began its makeover. Note to self, do not believe everything you read on the internet, some veneer removal may be easy, others can take blood, lots of sweat and near tears and giving up!

 scraping first to remove loose pieces

they said soak with a very damp towel 2-24 hours but no such luck for this beast, 36 hours and hardly a lifted edge

time for plan b, out came my steamer

alternating with soaking and steaming and scraping I pursued

and finally days later with a host of Band-Aids, here was my progress

then it was time to repair drawer veneer and boxes and sand all well

then on to the fun part, painting! Fusion mineral paint goes on smooth and easy. I went with 2 coats of putty then hand painted some white numbers, painted the original hardware white then sanded it all to add a bit more character to this dresser and keep it looking antique.

The final touch was waxing the entire thing with Miss Mustard seed white wax for a bit more durability, detail and dimension.

SO there you have it, Fusion's new putty color on an antique dresser ready for years more service.

I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint

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