Drab to Fab Bureau Flip with Amy Howard One Step Paint

December 31, 2017

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you have something amazing planned this evening - maybe you're going out on the town, having a fancy party at home, or just going to bed early.  All of those things sound a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!

 

I just completed a little DIY project that I'm very excited to share.  My parents are selling their house, which means they are getting rid of a LOT of furniture.  My Grandma had an apartment full of furniture over my parent's garage, but she lives in North Carolina and obviously doesn't want any of that furniture back.  That means I can take whatever I want!  I love free stuff!

I've had my eye on this marble-topped bureau forever.  My Grandma has always had it in her bedroom as extra storage space.  The marble is just absolutely stunning, and I'm obsessed with marble.  The bottom of this bureau.... is not really my taste.  It's beige/brown and very... gaudy but also rustic? I don't even know how to describe it.  I just don't like it.

 

So! Time to break out my absolute favorite product - Amy Howard One Step Paint.  This paint has a gorgeous, chalky finish that I thought would look so good with the shiny marble topped bureau. It's also SO EASY TO USE.  This flip took me under 2 hours!

 

For this project I used the color "Black," which is my most-used color from Amy Howard.  It isn't really what I'd call a true black - it comes out more of a matte charcoal grey that is just stunning.  

 

Here are the steps for using this product:

 

1.  Remove the hardware

2. Clean the surface you are painting.  I used simple green and paper towel, and made sure I thoroughly wiped down the entire bureau, then let it dry completely. 

3. Remove the drawers and/or tape off any parts you don't want to get paint on.

4.  Paint! Seriously this stuff glides on like a dream with minimal prep work, and dries SO fast. 

5.  After one hour, paint a second coat.

.... That's it! 

 

I used an Amy Howard brush for this project, but you really don't need to.  I think the bristles seem to fall off pretty frequently from the Amy Howard brush, which is annoying. You really need to make sure you get them off the surface before they dry into the paint.  So I actually wouldn't recommend her brushes I guess.  But the paint is the best!
 

Just look at the finished product:

 

 

Have you ever used Amy Howard one step paint? Tell me about your project in the comments below!

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