I had the great pleasure of attending a hands on workshop by Amy Howard on how to transform your rescued furniture. If you remember from a previous post, I am a huge fan of Amy Howard and her line of luxury home furnishings. Dwell with Dignity, New Life Hardwoods, and Codarus teamed together to host this fun event.
Amy Howard is a creative genius and the “go-to” for luxe one of a kind pieces that are truly fine jewelry for the home. Once Amy discovered that nearly 10 million furniture and accessory items are thrown away each year, she declared war and began her quest to lovingly “Rescue, Restore and Redecorate” these unwanted pieces. With the flood of inexpensive, low quality imports, Amy believes in giving older, quality furnishings new life or a second act.
With that being said, let’s get back to the hands on workshop. Amy has launched an incredible array of easy to use products that will forever change you attitude about “DIY” projects.
During the workshop, Amy taught us how to transform 2 pieces of wooden molding.
First, we painted the moldings with One Step Paint. This paint is miraculous and can be used on formica, plastic, metal and lacquered wood without all of the sanding, stripping and priming.
We added gilding to the black molding.
We lightly brushed the modlings with light and dark was paste.
And finally, we lightly dusted the moldings with “Dust of the Ages.” This magic dust is amazing. The powder aids in polishing wax topcoats to a subtle sheen and settles into crevices as if collected over hundreds of years.
These results are so easy to achieve. If I can do it, anyone can. If any of you decide to rescue a piece of furniture and restore it using Amy Howard products, I would love to see pictures.