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British Flag Chest

British Flag Chest
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British Flag Chest

$34.99/qt. 15.99/8oz.
One Step Paint in Drama Queen, Massey Hill and Ballet White transforms a faded wooden dresser with a bright, bold pink and orange Union Jack design.

Learn how to create a look like this! Click to print instructions for our British Flag Chest.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:
  • Amy Howard at Home Products:
    • One Step Paint, 3 Colors. We used Drama Queen (custom tinted. 1592492 Qt. or 1589183 8 oz.), Massey Hill (Ace No. 1539634 Qt., 1539915 8 oz.) and Ballet White (Ace No. 1539493 Qt. or 1539360 8 oz.)
    • Light Antique Wax
  • 1.5" China Bristle Paint Brush
  • 2.5" China Bristle Paint Brush
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags, Painters Tape
 Ideas for Your Own Project:

This bold pattern adds a fun focal point to any room. Get creative with color - pull from the same colors on furniture and walls, or go with a splash of standout colors for your piece. This design works best on pieces with a broad, flat area, so use these suggestions to spark ideas:
  • Refinish the front of your kitchen island for a fun focal point
  • Wake up a worn, TV cabinet for the family room
  • Re-create a toy chest for a transition from a kid's room to a teen's hangout.
  • Paint a door or folding screen to create a fun room divider.
  • Add cheer to your entryway or porch with a long, painted bench.
British Flag Chest

British Flag Chest

Lacquered Looks

Lacquered Looks
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Lacquered Looks

$19.99/can
Give tired furniture and accessories a wake up call! A lacquered look adds rich color and a high-gloss finish. 
If you're planning to use White Perfection (Ace No. 1539295), like we did, shop our product collection page to shop all your supplies in one place. 
  • Ready for more? Click here for the steps to create a more intricate project like our stenciled Lacquer Cabinet. We used Belize (Ace No. 1539253), Vendome Grey (Ace No. 11539196) and White Perfection (Ace no. 1539295). Shop these colors and all the materials you need here.
Ideas for Your Own Projects:

Bright, shiny and on trend! Glossy lacquer enlivens even the most tired furniture and accessories. And, it draws your eye. So, scan your room for an empty spot, or an item that fades into the background and reimagine that spot with a pop of color. Try these tips to spark your own ideas:
  • Give an ugly lamp the Cinderella treatment! Lacquer the base, shade and finials.
  • Pick up a color from the pattern in your draperies, rug, throw pillows or upholstery. Coat a small side table with the color you want to accentuate.
  • Turn that collection of generic florist vases into something chic. Mask off a design with tape or stickers and spray with lacquer. Remove the tape, and you've got a great hostess gift!
Lacquered Looks

Lacquered Looks

Antique Effects

Antique Effects
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Antique Effects

$15.99-29.99
Love the look of Paris flea market finds? Recreate those authentic, treasured antique effects using the Amy Howard at Home Antique Waxes, Dust of Ages or Liming Wax.

STEP 1:
Click the effect you want to try to print step-by-step instructions.
  • One Step Paint - creates a base of color in a matte, chalky finish.
  • Clear Wax - adds a touch of sheen and extra protection.(Ace No. 1539378)
  • Light Antique Wax - creates a beautiful patina shine for the naturally worn look of a treasured heirloom.(Ace No. 1539394)
  • Dark Antique Wax - complements Light Wax to add even more dimension. (Ace No. 1539683)
  • Liming Wax - creates the soft, whitewashed effect of a piece weathered by time. (Ace No. 1580521)
  • Dust of Ages - use with light and dark waxes to bring out details in crevices, ridges and corners for an authentic aged look. (Ace No. 1539998)
STEP 2:
Use these idea starters to pick your own project:
  • Reface your kitchen cabinets with fresh color and dimension. Add new knobs and completely transform the space!
  • Add antique appeal to a chunky dining table for a country farmhouse effect.
  • Turn a mass-produced coatrack, stool, chest or mirror into an accent that looks passed down through generations.
STEP 3:
Pick up your supplies. Looking for the same products Amy used in her demonstrations? Ace Hardware created these online product collections to help you out:  

Antique Effects

Antique Effects

Cracked Patina

Cracked Patina
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Cracked Patina

Amy Howard at Home Cracked Patina solution recreates a look of layered color and pulled finish.  Repeat the steps as much as you want to create the dimensional finish you like.
  • Print these instructions to learn the basic steps for the technique demonstrated on cabinet doors. We used Paige Blue (Ace No. 1539725 Qt. or 1539857 8 oz.) and French Blue (Ace No. 1539659 Qt. or 1539477 8 oz.)
  • Our Dresser with Cracked Patina project retains a modern look, while using texture to add character to a piece. Click here to get the step-by-step instructions.
Cracked Patina

Cracked Patina

You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!

You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!
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You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!

Visit www.aceamyhowardsweeps.com to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to learn from furniture expert and teacher, Amy Howard, during her One Step Chalk Based Paint Workshop in Memphis, TN, plus a $500 Ace Hardware gift card. Promotion ends October 26, 2015.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States (D.C.) 21 years and older as of the date of entry. Sweepstakes begins 10/1/15 and ends 10/26/15. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit aceamyhowardsweeps.com. Sponsor: Ace Hardware Corporation, 2200 Kensington Ct., Oak Brook, IL 60523
You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!

You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
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Upcoming Events

Coming Soon!

Dec. 3, 2015 - Amy will demonstrate holiday project ideas.

Feb. 11, 2016 - Amy will demostrate some great spring projects!

 
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

British Flag Chest
British Flag Chest
Lacquered Looks
Lacquered Looks
Antique Effects
Antique Effects
Cracked Patina
Cracked Patina
Sweepstakes
You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

British Flag Chest

British Flag Chest
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

British Flag Chest

$34.99/qt. 15.99/8oz.
One Step Paint in Drama Queen, Massey Hill and Ballet White transforms a faded wooden dresser with a bright, bold pink and orange Union Jack design.

Learn how to create a look like this! Click to print instructions for our British Flag Chest.

For a Project Like This You'll Need:
  • Amy Howard at Home Products:
    • One Step Paint, 3 Colors. We used Drama Queen (custom tinted. 1592492 Qt. or 1589183 8 oz.), Massey Hill (Ace No. 1539634 Qt., 1539915 8 oz.) and Ballet White (Ace No. 1539493 Qt. or 1539360 8 oz.)
    • Light Antique Wax
  • 1.5" China Bristle Paint Brush
  • 2.5" China Bristle Paint Brush
  • Simple Green Cleaner, Paper Towels, Stir Sticks, Cardboard, Rags, Painters Tape
 Ideas for Your Own Project:

This bold pattern adds a fun focal point to any room. Get creative with color - pull from the same colors on furniture and walls, or go with a splash of standout colors for your piece. This design works best on pieces with a broad, flat area, so use these suggestions to spark ideas:
  • Refinish the front of your kitchen island for a fun focal point
  • Wake up a worn, TV cabinet for the family room
  • Re-create a toy chest for a transition from a kid's room to a teen's hangout.
  • Paint a door or folding screen to create a fun room divider.
  • Add cheer to your entryway or porch with a long, painted bench.
British Flag Chest

British Flag Chest

Lacquered Looks

Lacquered Looks
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Lacquered Looks

$19.99/can
Give tired furniture and accessories a wake up call! A lacquered look adds rich color and a high-gloss finish. 
If you're planning to use White Perfection (Ace No. 1539295), like we did, shop our product collection page to shop all your supplies in one place. 
  • Ready for more? Click here for the steps to create a more intricate project like our stenciled Lacquer Cabinet. We used Belize (Ace No. 1539253), Vendome Grey (Ace No. 11539196) and White Perfection (Ace no. 1539295). Shop these colors and all the materials you need here.
Ideas for Your Own Projects:

Bright, shiny and on trend! Glossy lacquer enlivens even the most tired furniture and accessories. And, it draws your eye. So, scan your room for an empty spot, or an item that fades into the background and reimagine that spot with a pop of color. Try these tips to spark your own ideas:
  • Give an ugly lamp the Cinderella treatment! Lacquer the base, shade and finials.
  • Pick up a color from the pattern in your draperies, rug, throw pillows or upholstery. Coat a small side table with the color you want to accentuate.
  • Turn that collection of generic florist vases into something chic. Mask off a design with tape or stickers and spray with lacquer. Remove the tape, and you've got a great hostess gift!
Lacquered Looks

Lacquered Looks

Antique Effects

Antique Effects
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Antique Effects

$15.99-29.99
Love the look of Paris flea market finds? Recreate those authentic, treasured antique effects using the Amy Howard at Home Antique Waxes, Dust of Ages or Liming Wax.

STEP 1:
Click the effect you want to try to print step-by-step instructions.
  • One Step Paint - creates a base of color in a matte, chalky finish.
  • Clear Wax - adds a touch of sheen and extra protection.(Ace No. 1539378)
  • Light Antique Wax - creates a beautiful patina shine for the naturally worn look of a treasured heirloom.(Ace No. 1539394)
  • Dark Antique Wax - complements Light Wax to add even more dimension. (Ace No. 1539683)
  • Liming Wax - creates the soft, whitewashed effect of a piece weathered by time. (Ace No. 1580521)
  • Dust of Ages - use with light and dark waxes to bring out details in crevices, ridges and corners for an authentic aged look. (Ace No. 1539998)
STEP 2:
Use these idea starters to pick your own project:
  • Reface your kitchen cabinets with fresh color and dimension. Add new knobs and completely transform the space!
  • Add antique appeal to a chunky dining table for a country farmhouse effect.
  • Turn a mass-produced coatrack, stool, chest or mirror into an accent that looks passed down through generations.
STEP 3:
Pick up your supplies. Looking for the same products Amy used in her demonstrations? Ace Hardware created these online product collections to help you out:  

Antique Effects

Antique Effects

Cracked Patina

Cracked Patina
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Cracked Patina

Amy Howard at Home Cracked Patina solution recreates a look of layered color and pulled finish.  Repeat the steps as much as you want to create the dimensional finish you like.
  • Print these instructions to learn the basic steps for the technique demonstrated on cabinet doors. We used Paige Blue (Ace No. 1539725 Qt. or 1539857 8 oz.) and French Blue (Ace No. 1539659 Qt. or 1539477 8 oz.)
  • Our Dresser with Cracked Patina project retains a modern look, while using texture to add character to a piece. Click here to get the step-by-step instructions.
Cracked Patina

Cracked Patina

You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!

You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!

Visit www.aceamyhowardsweeps.com to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to learn from furniture expert and teacher, Amy Howard, during her One Step Chalk Based Paint Workshop in Memphis, TN, plus a $500 Ace Hardware gift card. Promotion ends October 26, 2015.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States (D.C.) 21 years and older as of the date of entry. Sweepstakes begins 10/1/15 and ends 10/26/15. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit aceamyhowardsweeps.com. Sponsor: Ace Hardware Corporation, 2200 Kensington Ct., Oak Brook, IL 60523
You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!

You Could Win a TRIP FOR 2 to an Amy Howard Workshop!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
[+] VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon!

Dec. 3, 2015 - Amy will demonstrate holiday project ideas.

Feb. 11, 2016 - Amy will demostrate some great spring projects!

 
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

When do you think you'll start a project with Amy Howard paints and finishes?

How to Use Amy Howard at Home Chalk-Based Paints and Finishes

From her workshop in Memphis, TN, Amy Howard demonstrates the looks you can create using her chalk-based paints and finishes now available at participating Ace Hardware stores.

Learn these secrets for rescuing, restoring and redecorating used furniture and home decor.
  • See how you can use Amy Howard at Home chalk-based paint, on almost anything.
  • Learn to create artistic effects and see demonstrations of gorgeous techniques using Lacquer, Cracked Patina, Antique Waxes and Dust of Ages.
  • Get insider tips for transforming a cast-off item into something beautiful.
Enjoy all the insider tips, ask questions and enter Ace Hardware's sweepstakes. You could win a trip for 2 to an Amy Howard workshop!

Join the conversation on social media. Add #OneStepAway or #AmyatAce to your comments! 


 
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