Amy Howard Vintage Affliction - Lynn Fern

Amy Howard Vintage Affliction

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A while back I was contacted by Amy Howard to see if I would like to try their One Step Paint product.  I had never tried it before so I was excited.  I love trying new paints and products. 

I received what I like to call HAPPY mail from Amy Howard.  As soon as I saw the color in person, I knew exactly what I wanted to makeover.  

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The color is vintage affliction and I knew I wanted to incorporate some vintage touches.

I got to work immediately on this dresser I picked up.  I snagged this baby for really nothing.  No one wanted it because it had been partially striped.  Oh well good for me :)

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I prepped it, and lightly sanded the top.  

The paint when I first opened it was really runny.  I had shaken the can, but I don't think it was enough.  So I put the lid back on and shook a little more.  I also stirred it well and can I just tell you...smmmooooottthhh like butter.  
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I put the first coat on lightly and then a 2nd coat.  It went on so well and dried quickly.  I didn't have to but I put on a 3rd coat.

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In between coats I worked on the top by using General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain.  It was the perfect color to compliment this beautiful color.

I let it dry overnight because it was the end of the day and I needed to get dinner ready for my crew.  I lightly sanded and distressed it just a bit.

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The next day I added the stencil using metallic gold paint by Modern Masters.  Just enough to give it a little pop on the inside of the drawers...and to pull the knobs that I was working on all together..

The knobs are glass that I turned into a mercury glass look to give it extra vintage flair.

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I used wax over the entire piece except the top (because I used the gel stain I used a top coat instead of wax).  I also used the dust of ages antiquing dust.  I used it in just the crevices and then gave it a 2nd light coat of wax.  

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I will be honest and say at first the wax I wasn't sure about.  Once I started working with it I really liked it.  It hardens and cures nicely and gives a beautiful finish.  

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I love how easy the One Step Paint by Amy Howard at Home.  It was smooth & creamy and dried super quick.  The color is amazing.  When trying to pick a color I had a hard time since there are so many amazing colors to choose from.

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With much love, peace & happiness


9 comments

  1. Very pretty and a great transformation!

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  2. Beautiful piece Lynn and that color is amazing. Love the hardware. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  3. I always love it when you can get a bargain because no one else can see past its issues, just because this was partially stripped doesn't mean it couldn't look beautiful and you proved that. Great Makeover.

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  4. Another beautiful project! Love it!
    ~Laurie

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  5. That is one lovely piece. I especially like the stencil on the sides.

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  6. Love this piece! The color combo is perfect :)

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  7. I've always wanted to know how to do this. The color is amazing. Will be pinning this for later use. Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Party!

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  8. Love this! This looks awesome! Thanks so much for linking up with our Living With Style Linky Party. Hope you’ll join us again soon…

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  9. This is lovely. I really like the stenciling detail you did on the drawers too!

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