General Finishes Blogger of the Month

General Finishes asked me to be their December 2016 blogger of the month, so I thought I would write a post on the latest pieces I have done using their products. I use their Milk Paint pretty regularly and use it to teach in my Furniture Painting 101. It has amazing durability and great coverage with little to no prep work. A very simple, easy to use and top quality paint. I had the pleasure of trying their new “chalk style”line the past few weeks. My latest project, was this handsome empire desk. I had to fill a few holes where the original vanity mirror attached but besides that, I really didn’t do any prep work. The wood didn’t have much of an existing finish, and GF products are great about adhering. I used the color Slate, its really pretty! I was expecting a dark grey but was pleasantly surprised to find blue/green undertones. It really is the perfect shade. I sealed with Flat out Flat for a little extra durability.

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I used the General Finishes  chalk style paint in Limestone for these matching nightstands.

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I painted this bookshelf with Queenstown Grey and sealed with wax. This one is such a recent favorite. The paper in the back is really more of a navy but it blends really well with the Queenstown. Makes for a twist of modern with a vintage charm.

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And lastly, a sweet little mini buffet in Lamp Black.

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I worked at the shop today, it was bustling. I had Mike and the kids come with me and I dropped off a lot of fun goodies (the desk in the first photo sold! woo hoo!). Hope you all are having a wonderful New Years! 2016 was pretty good to me, I am excited to see what 2017 holds. I feel like my kiddos are growing at super speed. So although, I am planning and dreaming about the growth of Ferpie + Fray.  I am also planning to take in my kids as much as possible. Aiden starts Kindergarten this year and I am having a pretty hard time accepting it. I know my business will fill my days to the brim when he is at school, but I really enjoy having him by my side.

xo
Amanda

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