- 1. Refinishing Services
- 1. How do I know if my furniture piece is a good fit for painting?09.03.16More
If you have an old piece of furniture that you want to paint, there are a few items you should check first.
Does the piece have damage? If so, you will have to consider the repair costs and determine if you still want to refinish. If it is a heirloom or antique, hiring a professional refinisher is the best bet for you.
*Remember, if you're looking for a distressed finish, light scratches and small dings work well for distressed furniture and no repairs will be needed. Paint Away!!
Is your furniture piece solid wood?
Solid wood furniture is the only furniture I recommend you invest in painting. Since Chalk Paint is not cheap, I would only recommend you paint something that is going to hold up over time.
- 2. How do I pick a color?09.03.16More
If you are deciding on paint color, here is some food for thought
Going with a neutral color like whites, tans, and creams, you can match any decor in your home.
If you want to match something in your home like a pillow or other fabrics, art work, ect... Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can be mixed to match just about any color. Here is a color wheel showing you some of the possibilities. I believe you can find what your looking for or pretty darn close
- 3. How long will it take to refinish my furniture?09.03.16More
I can have a furniture piece painted and waxed in about 1 weeks. I will always let you know if that time frame will need to be extended due to unforseen circumstances or scheduling conflicts. Fortunately I do not take many orders at once due to lack of storage.
- 4. What is the best distressing level for me?09.03.16More
The best distressing level for you determines to final look you are going for. I personally believe that you should go with what you like and there is no right or wrong answer.
For Shabby Chic, alot of distressing will fit the bill. Also for Vintage, the more distressed to more 'vintage' it will look.
If your looking for a more cottage feel, you may want to go with a lighter distressing, which would include corners, handles, and some random areas...where normal wear and tear would occur.
Basically its totally up to you on what your want your finished piece to look like. I think that any distressing level would fit perfectly in a cottage , french country, beach house, or shabby chic style home
- 5. What is the difference between the Clear and Dark Waxes and why use them?09.03.16More
So, using wax on your finished piece not only leaves the furniture protected and durable, but leaves a subtle sheen and soft to the touch.
The Clear Wax is used to finish when no other color is needed. It does, however darken the paint just slightly, barely noticeable but good to note.
The Dark Wax ages a piece and changes the color more dramatically. It darkens crevasses and details and makes them more pronounced
Waxes are not suitable for outdoor use
- 6. Do you "RePurpose" furniture?09.03.16More
The new trend , which I love, is to repurpose old furniture into something new or made to use for a different purpose. It really depends on what your needs are. Most repurposed projects I can take on so send me a picture of your furniture and what you would like to accomplish, and I can let you know if its possible. Email me @seasidebeachhome with your requests
I also found some great ideas on repurposing furniture which you can check out here
- 7. What are the best Neutral Colors you offer?21.06.16More
The best Neutral Colors are: Note, colors may be slightly different on your computer screen
Old White, which is a creamy color.
Pure White, a bright clean white color.
Paris Grey, a light grey tone
French Linen, a light khaki grey color