Amy Howard at Home Lacquer Spray Paint

A few months ago I was contacted by Amy Howard at Home and they asked if I would like to try one of their new DIY products.  I have to be honest over the past year or so I have come to the realization that I am just not a DIY-gal, I much prefer to be in the DIFM camp (Do It For Me).  That being said I was quite intrigued by their spray lacquer line and said- why not! lets give it a shot. I watched a few of Amy’s video tutorials and was impressed at the finish she achieved  with the spray paint.  I also loved their beautiful assortment of colors:

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I decided to use the Vendome Gray.  And I knew exactly what I wanted to use it on.  I have had a set of these dining chairs in my garage for over a year now and on a regular basis my husband  asks “so when are you going to do something with these chairs?”  anyone else relate?

 

BEFORE:

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Amy Howard at Home shipped me a box of spray paint and their primer (which they recommend with their spray paints).  I LOVED how easy the primer went on and did not leave a powdery residue like most primers Ive used.  I did not sand the chairs before hand, but wiped them down and did fill some small holes and nicks with wood filler.  Each chair used one full can of primer & one can of spray paint.  I sprayed two light coats of primer and 3-4 coats of the color.  I will admit I attempted spraying these chairs in 100% humidity and 95 degree temps- so I really feel that if I had used a little patience and waited for cooler temps I think I would have achieved the high glossy finish in just two coats.  And due to the humidity there were spots that seemed duller than the others.

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I put the chairs in my kitchen breakfast area- which is by no means finished.  I am waiting on new custom roman shades, a new table and need to find a  chandelier.

But for now here is the AFTER:

 

 

 

Kitchen chairs

I had the seats recovered in a faux ostrich leather from Joseph Noble.

 

Full kitchen table shot

The table was styled for a little holiday soiree by stylist Kristy Keele from West 23rd St. Vintage.  Photography from Laurie Perez.

table set

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Amy Howard at Home Lacquer Spray Paint”

  1. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    Love how they turned out and those are some fabulous colors too!

  2. René says:

    Oh my! The chairs turned out beautifully! Love that little space so much! I have a china cabinet that needs to meet this paint.

  3. stephanie kraus says:

    love the chairs. I also had the same experience with the amy howard spray paint. worked fine — love the leather ostrich — may have to purchase some for my kitchen chairs… looks amazing!!

  4. Susan @ Simply Modern Home says:

    Gorgeous! They look fabulous and Kristy’s styling is perfect. Great job!

  5. Jen {at home in the northwest} says:

    Oh my gosh. Love that!! So pretty!

  6. Bethany @ Dwellings By DeVore says:

    So pretty! I love it paired with the ostrich too!

  7. sherry hart says:

    OMG…those chairs are fabulous Amanda. I love this whole vignette and using the faux ostrich on the seats was brilliant:)

  8. Tonia says:

    Wow! I can’t believe you got that look from spray paint. And the ostrich leather looks beautiful. Bravo! Bravo!

  9. How did I miss this post? Love it and I really want to try that paint! The finish looks like butter! xo

  10. Cathy says:

    If that table is a castoff I’ll take it any day

  11. WEST FURNITURE REVIVAL says:

    LOVE YOUR CHAIR MAKEOVER AND I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT, IF THAT WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
    LAUREN
    WEST FURNTIURE REVIVAL

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