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Madras Chest

Madras Chest
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Madras Chest

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
Create this trendy Madras plaid look using One Step Paint in Frankly Scarlet, Black (Ace No. 1539588 8 oz. or 1539485 Qt.) and Ballet White (Ace No. 1539360 8 oz. or 153949 Qt.)

Printable Instructions
Learn how to create the look! Click here for printable instructions.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:
  • One Step Paint in 3 colors. (We used Frankly Scarlet, Black, a dark red of your choice.)
  • Water Based Glaze
  • Clear Wax
  • Synthetic Bristle Paint Brush
  • Round Hogs Hair Paint Brush
  • Small Synthetic Roller
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags, Painters Tape
Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • For a small scale accent, try it on a jewelry box.
  • For a larger scale accent, paint a storage trunk or a kitchen island.
Madras Chest

Madras Chest

Madras Chair

Madras Chair
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Madras Chair

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
Dining room set on its last legs? This makeover will have your holiday guests sitting pretty. Create your own trendy Madras plaid chair covering using diluted One Step Paint in Frankly Scarlet, Black (Ace No. 1539588 8 oz. or 1539485 Qt.) and Ballet White (Ace No. 1539360 8 oz. or 1539493 Qt.)

Printable Instructions
Learn how to create the look! Click here for printable instructions.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:

Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • One Step Paint in 3 colors. (We used Frankly Scarlet, Black, Ballet White.)
  • Light Antique Wax
  • Dark Antique Wax
  • Round Hogs Hair Paint Brush
Additional Supplies:
  • Burlap
  • Synthetic Bristle Paint Brush
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags, Painters Tape, X Acto blade
Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • For a small scale accent, try it on a bench for the entryway.
  • Try a combination of soft yellows, pinks or blues for a nursery rocking chair.
  • Reupholster a window seat or ottoman to brighten up an empty spot.
  • Create custom window treatments using the pattern on inexpensive curtain panels. 
Madras Chair

Madras Chair

Mantel Makeover

Mantel Makeover
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Mantel Makeover

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
Give your fireplace mantel a cozy, but modern new look without prepping, priming or sanding.  
Print the Instructions
See how easy it is to create the look with this step-by-step guide.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:
Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • One Step Paint, 3 Colors. We used Goodman is Hard to Find (Ace No. 1579929 8 oz. or 1539485 Qt.)
  • Clear Wax (Ace No. 1539378)
  • Round Hogs Hair Brush (Ace No. 1539188)
Additional Supplies
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags
  • Synthetic Paint Brush
Mantel Makeover

Mantel Makeover

Log Chalkboard

Log Chalkboard
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Log Chalkboard

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
Create a charming rustic message board with Black One Step Paint, a slice from a wooden log, and a piece of chalk.
 
Learn how to make your own! Click to print instructions.
 
For a Project Like This You'll Need:
Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • One Step Paint. We used Black (Ace No. 1539568 8 oz. or 1539485 Qt)
Additional Supplies:
  • Log Round
  • Synthetic Brush (tapered)
  • Stir Stick
  • Chalk
 Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • Create a unique gift for your childrens' schoolteachers.
  • Display yours in the entryway with a countdown of the days until Christmas.
  • Add a bow or small bunch of greenery. Swap it for different colors or floral sprigs to reflect the changing seasons.
Log Chalkboard

Log Chalkboard

Lacquered Glassware

Lacquered Glassware
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Lacquered Glassware

$19.99/can
Choose wintery white lacquer primer or your favorite glossy color spray lacquer for  monochromatic accents.  

Printable Instructions
Learn how simple it is! Click and print our Lacquered Glassware instructions.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:

Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • Furniture Primer (We used White Perfection Ace No. 1539295)
Additional Supplies:
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Dust Mask,Tack Cloth, 400 Grit Sandpaper
Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • Pick up some vases, jars and candleholders from Goodwill to create elegant, handmade gifts.
  • Create a glossy, wintery tablescape out of that cabinet full of odd vases from the florist. 
  • Arrange your lacquered glassware on the fireplace for a chic holiday arrangement. 
Lacquered Glassware

Lacquered Glassware

China Cabinet

China Cabinet
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China Cabinet

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
See how to transform an ordinary China Cabinet into a customized centerpiece for your dining room! We used One Step Paint in light grey-blue and added dimension by painting the cubbies in a deeper-toned grey-blue.

Printable Instructions
Learn how to create the look! Click and print our China Cabinet instructions.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:

Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • One Step Paint in 2 colors. We used Nottaway (Ace No. 1539816 8 oz. or 1539782 Qt.) and Rugo (Ace No. 1539402 8 oz. or 1539949 Qt.)
  • Light Wax (Ace No. 1539394)
  • Round Hogs Hair Paint Brush
Additional Materials:
  • Synthetic Bristle Paint Brush
  • Graco Airless Sprayer (optional)
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags, Painters Tape
Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • You can leave the cabinet doors in place and update the hardware! Paint the existing drawer pulls, knobs and hinges with One Step Paint, or replace them with new oil-rubbed bronze, antique brass or nickel hardware. 
  • Update glass door panels, with the lacquer technique featured in our October workshop.
  • Use Antique Mirror Solution to create an aged, heirloom look if your cabinet has removable mirrored back panels. Watch Amy's tutorial to see the effect you can create! 
China Cabinet

China Cabinet

Madras Chest
Madras Chest
Madras Chair
Madras Chair
Mantel Makeover
Mantel Makeover
Log Chalkboard
Log Chalkboard
Lacquered Glassware
Lacquered Glassware
China Cabinet
China Cabinet

Madras Chest

Madras Chest
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Madras Chest

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
Create this trendy Madras plaid look using One Step Paint in Frankly Scarlet, Black (Ace No. 1539588 8 oz. or 1539485 Qt.) and Ballet White (Ace No. 1539360 8 oz. or 153949 Qt.)

Printable Instructions
Learn how to create the look! Click here for printable instructions.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:
  • One Step Paint in 3 colors. (We used Frankly Scarlet, Black, a dark red of your choice.)
  • Water Based Glaze
  • Clear Wax
  • Synthetic Bristle Paint Brush
  • Round Hogs Hair Paint Brush
  • Small Synthetic Roller
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags, Painters Tape
Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • For a small scale accent, try it on a jewelry box.
  • For a larger scale accent, paint a storage trunk or a kitchen island.
Madras Chest

Madras Chest

Madras Chair

Madras Chair
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Madras Chair

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
Dining room set on its last legs? This makeover will have your holiday guests sitting pretty. Create your own trendy Madras plaid chair covering using diluted One Step Paint in Frankly Scarlet, Black (Ace No. 1539588 8 oz. or 1539485 Qt.) and Ballet White (Ace No. 1539360 8 oz. or 1539493 Qt.)

Printable Instructions
Learn how to create the look! Click here for printable instructions.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:

Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • One Step Paint in 3 colors. (We used Frankly Scarlet, Black, Ballet White.)
  • Light Antique Wax
  • Dark Antique Wax
  • Round Hogs Hair Paint Brush
Additional Supplies:
  • Burlap
  • Synthetic Bristle Paint Brush
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags, Painters Tape, X Acto blade
Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • For a small scale accent, try it on a bench for the entryway.
  • Try a combination of soft yellows, pinks or blues for a nursery rocking chair.
  • Reupholster a window seat or ottoman to brighten up an empty spot.
  • Create custom window treatments using the pattern on inexpensive curtain panels. 
Madras Chair

Madras Chair

Mantel Makeover

Mantel Makeover
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Mantel Makeover

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
Give your fireplace mantel a cozy, but modern new look without prepping, priming or sanding.  
Print the Instructions
See how easy it is to create the look with this step-by-step guide.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:
Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • One Step Paint, 3 Colors. We used Goodman is Hard to Find (Ace No. 1579929 8 oz. or 1539485 Qt.)
  • Clear Wax (Ace No. 1539378)
  • Round Hogs Hair Brush (Ace No. 1539188)
Additional Supplies
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags
  • Synthetic Paint Brush
Mantel Makeover

Mantel Makeover

Log Chalkboard

Log Chalkboard
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Log Chalkboard

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
Create a charming rustic message board with Black One Step Paint, a slice from a wooden log, and a piece of chalk.
 
Learn how to make your own! Click to print instructions.
 
For a Project Like This You'll Need:
Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • One Step Paint. We used Black (Ace No. 1539568 8 oz. or 1539485 Qt)
Additional Supplies:
  • Log Round
  • Synthetic Brush (tapered)
  • Stir Stick
  • Chalk
 Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • Create a unique gift for your childrens' schoolteachers.
  • Display yours in the entryway with a countdown of the days until Christmas.
  • Add a bow or small bunch of greenery. Swap it for different colors or floral sprigs to reflect the changing seasons.
Log Chalkboard

Log Chalkboard

Lacquered Glassware

Lacquered Glassware
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Lacquered Glassware

$19.99/can
Choose wintery white lacquer primer or your favorite glossy color spray lacquer for  monochromatic accents.  

Printable Instructions
Learn how simple it is! Click and print our Lacquered Glassware instructions.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:

Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • Furniture Primer (We used White Perfection Ace No. 1539295)
Additional Supplies:
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Dust Mask,Tack Cloth, 400 Grit Sandpaper
Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • Pick up some vases, jars and candleholders from Goodwill to create elegant, handmade gifts.
  • Create a glossy, wintery tablescape out of that cabinet full of odd vases from the florist. 
  • Arrange your lacquered glassware on the fireplace for a chic holiday arrangement. 
Lacquered Glassware

Lacquered Glassware

China Cabinet

China Cabinet
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

China Cabinet

$15.99/jar, 34.99/Qt
See how to transform an ordinary China Cabinet into a customized centerpiece for your dining room! We used One Step Paint in light grey-blue and added dimension by painting the cubbies in a deeper-toned grey-blue.

Printable Instructions
Learn how to create the look! Click and print our China Cabinet instructions.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:

Amy Howard at Home Products:
  • One Step Paint in 2 colors. We used Nottaway (Ace No. 1539816 8 oz. or 1539782 Qt.) and Rugo (Ace No. 1539402 8 oz. or 1539949 Qt.)
  • Light Wax (Ace No. 1539394)
  • Round Hogs Hair Paint Brush
Additional Materials:
  • Synthetic Bristle Paint Brush
  • Graco Airless Sprayer (optional)
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags, Painters Tape
Ideas for Your Own Project:
  • You can leave the cabinet doors in place and update the hardware! Paint the existing drawer pulls, knobs and hinges with One Step Paint, or replace them with new oil-rubbed bronze, antique brass or nickel hardware. 
  • Update glass door panels, with the lacquer technique featured in our October workshop.
  • Use Antique Mirror Solution to create an aged, heirloom look if your cabinet has removable mirrored back panels. Watch Amy's tutorial to see the effect you can create! 
China Cabinet

China Cabinet

Holiday Projects from Amy Howard and Ace Hardware

Amy Howard shows you how to impress holiday guests with projects using her chalk-based paints and finishes. See how to create simple handmade gifts, artistic holiday decor, and showstopping dining room or guest room furniture makeovers using products available at participating Ace Hardware stores. Be sure to:
  1. Ask QUESTIONS!
  2. Download INSTRUCTIONS and get inspiration from the project tabs.
  3. Share your Amy Howard at Home projects! Join the conversation and add #AmyHowardHoliday or #OneStepAway to tweets, posts and comments!
 
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