Wall Striping

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Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living submitted her striped wall.

Wall Striping @ Thrifty Parsonage Living

She add horizontal stripes with Putty in my Hands, Dutch Boy Seascape, Valspar White (off the shelf)  and Dutch Boy Toffee Bar.  Such a fun addition!

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Blossom Sewing Cabinet

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Faye @ MacGIRLver submitted her sewing cabinet.

Spray paint, stencil

She took an ugly sewing cabinet and spray painted it white, first with Krylon dual, and then with Rustoleum Blossom White. She antiqued it with ebony stain. For the top she primed it twice and then painted it with Dutch Boy Cabinet and trim paint, stenciled the letters, sanded, and again antiqued with ebony stain.  Love the top.


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Piano Bench

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Sunday @ A Sunday Afternoon submitted her lovely bench.

Power of Paint

With canvas drop cloth material, she painted stripes with a foam roller using Dutch Boy’s Dura Clean in Black. She also used the same black to paint the piano bench. Then she distressed the bench and stapled the striped canvas onto the seat.  LOVE this bench!

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Aqua Hutch and Plate Painting

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Sunday @ A Sunday Afternoon submitted her beautiful aqua hutch.

PoP A Sunday Afternoon

She found this hutch for $25 on Craigslist! She used Dutch Boy White Oak and a Glidden mis-tint from Wal-Mart for the Aqua. She used a DIY chalk paint recipe in both paints. Then she distressed it and used a black glaze with a wax to protect it.


Kelley @ Eclectically Vintage submitted her painted plate.

She used a glass paint marker to create a custom DIY music lyric plate with her hubs favorite – Springsteen “Born to Run” lyrics written around the edge of the plate.

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Gail @ My Repurposed Life on Painting Cabinets

Hi, I’m Gail, I blog at My Repurposed Life. I am so happy to be guest posting for my good friend Maryann on her great new blog Power of Paint! Sometimes I struggle with paint projects, but sometimes I get it right. My kitchen is one of those times I got it right. Giani GraniteI worked very hard on all the details when I painted my kitchen cabinets. How to Paint Oak CabinetsWash all surfaces with warm soapy water, then wipe down with TSP. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (3)Remove doors and drawer fronts, identifying each one. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (4)For best results use a sprayer. For this project I used an HVLP sprayer and a compressor.  I have since found a much better solution.  This electric paint sprayer will be the answer to all your problems. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (6) Use  Scotch Blue Painter’s tape to protect your edges. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (7)I used Dutch Boy Refresh (semi-gloss) in Sweetened White. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (8) I chose not to paint the inside of my cabinets.  Dishes would end up scuffing up the finish.  Were I to do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing.   How to Paint Oak Cabinets (5)Hinges are very expensive. I chose to paint mine instead of replacing them. The power of paint is really awesome!

I got a great deal on the knobs, I found them on clearance at a fraction of the cost. It’s been over a year and a half since I painted my cabinets. The paint is holding up perfectly. Not a nick, scratch, or chip.  I know a lot of people would prefer a high gloss finish, however I think the semi-gloss is one reason these cabinets have held up so well.  I applied the paint in several thin layers.  Ladies, compare cabinets to how you polish your nails—several light coats last a lot longer than two heavy coats, that literally peel right off.  Smile For more details, please check out my post How To Paint Oak Cabinets.

Thank you Maryann for allowing me to crash your place today.  I am so happy the Power of Paint has it’s own permanent place. I know it’s going to be my “go-to” place when I am looking for ideas and inspiration.


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