Here at Amy Howard, we believe that every piece of rescued furniture has a story to tell and we are sure to listen. The lines, materials, composition and year it was crafted must be taken into consideration when dreaming up the new look and purpose. If you stay in tune with the integrity of the item and allow it to inspire you, the restoration process can’t go wrong.
The first and most crucial step in any beautifully decorated room is always laying out a clear foundation for the décor and color palette. Most, if not all, of the welcoming and timeless spaces we love were built & executed on the solid foundation of color planning. Inspiration for your décor can be found just about anywhere you are looking for it. Your love for the colors, textures and story of a single item can be enough to set the mood for an entire room.
When Gene and I set out on this big adventure we decided that no matter what came our way, we would give it our very best. Every new day here at Amy Howard Home has brought unforeseen blessing and countless opportunities to grow. We truly believe that when you set your minds on pursuing the things you love most with excellence & gratitude, every possibility is in your reach.
Throughout history Iron Urns have been used as beautiful planters, lawn accents and fountains in the most upscale of outdoor design. While treasure hunting in one of her favorite Memphis shops, Amy found this beautiful French inspired antique urn. Though it carried years of wear, the unique shape and detailed design showed much promise. Knowing how important it is to coat any outdoor metal with a fresh coat of paint to prevent any further rusting, Amy Howard showed us how to not only protect this piece, but showcase its beautiful historic integrity.
While on a trip to her beloved Italy, Amy happened upon this intricately designed antique lantern being sold in a street market. Beautiful in silhouette, the historic details of this piece also tell a great story. Dating all the way back to the early 19th century, this lantern was not only created to function as a source of light, it was someone’s work of art.
The One Step Paint® is a great product to mix! Although there are many color options, I love to make my own versions though color mixing. For this mix, I used two parts of Rugo with 3 parts of Palm Beach and 2 parts Get in Gear. I was looking for a beautiful green between a shade of mint and emerald!
Welcome to a new week! It excites me to share creative ways that our retailers decorate their windows. Today, I am highlighting Fig & Company located in Knoxville, Tennessee. I was able see owners, Lee and Flavia, while we were in Atlanta for market and I am grateful to have such inspiring and wonderful retailers. The two owners have such great taste and below are a few images of their beautiful store windows.
For this tutorial, you will need a piece of furniture or trim to work on, a T-shirt rag, Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint, Amy Howard at Home Toscana Milk Paint, Amy Howard at Home Light Antique Wax, Amy Howard at Home Dark Antique Wax, Amy Howard at Home Dust of Ages, and an Amy Howard at Home 2" paint brush.
Happy Monday! I wanted to share with you one of our new products, Stencil Embossing Creme. For today, I experimented on a sample to show you what kind of project you can take on! I enjoyed creating samples for furniture ideas with our new furniture stencils and embossing creme. It gives it a beautiful raised and look of hand carving!
A great way to make your own color is by mixing the One Step Paint®. With the many color choices, there are still ways to mix them together to make your own custom color to fit your need. For this mix, I used three parts Mollie Yellow with two parts Massey Hill. I was looking to create a light peach