#PaintWhatYouPick was our hashtag on Instagram and and creed from our earliest Southern Pickin' Chick days. Most of the pieces we picked were in desperate need of a makeover, namely in the form of paint.
Do you love painted furniture like we do? The picture above is the rainbow of General Finishes milk paint color samples, and we're having fun picking out new hues to pair up with pieces in Picker's Alley. We stick with the neutrals (off-whites, grays and black) for most larger pieces, but every once in a while we break out and throw some Patina Green or Coastal Blue on a table, just to jazz things up a bit.
But we know not everyone loves the look of painted furniture, and that's okay, too. So when do you paint, and when do you leave a piece in its natural wood state? There are no hard-and-fast rules, but here are a few things to ponder before you pick up a brush:
If you want to learn to paint furniture, there are many tutorials and how-to's online to help you get started. Or come see us - we can take the mystery out of the process, and equip you with the paint and tools to get the look you want. We're also lining up demos and classes, and we frequently focus on the basics of using both milk and chalk paint. So pick up that brush and #PaintWhatYouPick right along with us!
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!