Best of 2018

Despite my lack of consistent blog posts, I somehow managed to finish a few projects this year! Blogging has taken a backseat as my day job and the grad classes I am taking are occupying a lot of my free time lately. Not to mention, blogging seems to be a different creature than when I started 9 years ago.

Instead I focus on what I love - finding vintage thrifty finds and breathing new life into them. Here are some of my favourite projects of the year along with my favourite paint brands that help me paint it beautiful!

 The brands I got to work with this year, are brands I LOVE to use when revamping furniture.

Here are my top 3!

The FAT Paint Company chalk style paint

Fusion Mineral Paint

Rustoluem Canada and their plethora of products!

The first two brands, carry what I like to call "boutique style" paint. They are paints that are made in smaller batches and give your furniture a specific look. FAT paint is more for the shabby aged look and Fusion Mineral paint gives you a fabulous matte patina.

Let's have a look at my favourite painting projects of the year:

This $100 cabinet that weighs as much as a piano turned out beautifully with FAT Paint in Raven and their black beeswax. It is the highlight of my sewing room makeover for the One Room Challenge. You can read more about the room here. 

 In the spring I was asked my Fusion Mineral Paint to try out their Tones for Tots line and was hooked by this fabulous paint! Using Little Lamb I revamped this ugly pine table for my sewing room. You can read the post here. 

In the early summer I stumbled upon these chairs along with a table for only $60! I painted the chairs  in Coal Black by Fusion Mineral Paint. I love, love, love them!

The table that came with the chairs got a revamp as well. The glossy 70's varnish was stripped to reveal a gorgeous solid maple top that was stained with Varathane in Walnut and sealed with Varathane's Diamond finish in matte (all products by Rustoleum). You can read about this table's makeover in this post.

 A friend of ours found this coffee table lying on the side of the road and dropped it off. I gave the table a coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in Little Lamb and then sold it on Facebook Marketplace.

 And if you follow me on Instagram, you would know I found this beauty for $45 and managed to cram her into the back of my Honda Fit. She received a paint treatment with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal black, a top coat of Varathane's Diamond Clear Coat in matte and the handles were give the Midas touch with Rub 'N' buff in European Gold.

With 2019 upon us, I have a few neglected pieces in the garage waiting for makeovers and hope to keep my thrifty eye on the look out for more pieces!

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