Five Ways to Use Amy Howard One Step Paint

Now that the end of summer is in sight, we’re starting to think about DIY projects (that will be much more tolerable in cooler temps). If you’ve been in our store and browsed our paint section, hopefully you’ve seen the Amy Howard One Step Paint on its cute display near the front.

This paint is special because of the “One Step” part of it’s name – it truly is a one step product. You don’t have to strip, sand, or prime, this water-based chalk paint can be applied directly to almost any surface; that’s what makes this stuff so great.

Check out these five projects we found that use Amy Howard One Step Paint.

1. Complementary shades

Use different shades of one color family to spruce up a grouping of objects. Great for chairs, stools, vases, baskets, etc.

2. Make it bold

Go bold with a bright, unexpected color. Stick to one large piece per room to keep it classic.

3. Just a pop of color

If painting an entire piece of furniture is too bold for your style, consider painting just a portion of a furniture piece. Think insides of bookshelves, hardware on a dresser, or the top of a table.

4. Make it crackle

Use a layer of Amy Howard Cracked Patina underneath your paint color for a crackly finish that adds antique charm.

5. Keep it natural

If bright and bold is not your thing, keep your furniture looking more natural with a whitewashing option.

Links to all original projects featured here can be found on our DIY Pinterest board.

Stop by and see our selection of Amy Howard at Home products at 3411 Richmond Road, or shop Ace Hardware online and enjoy free site-to-store shipping every day.


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