I have always loved painted furniture. Way back to when I was a child I was ReHeirlooming ™ old pieces I pulled from the curb and giving them new life. Paint embellishment has always been the main component of my furniture creations.
Over the years I have used every brand on the market and none would do quite what I needed. They would chip where I didn’t want them to, not sand right when distresses or take too long too many coats to cover and way too long to dry. I tried adding grout (I have plenty of that around, LORD knows) It was too gritty. I tried adding plaster, it clumped up too fast. There just didn’t seem to be a solution. Then I discovered boutique paint.
Boy, it was love at first stroke. I would be fibbing to say that these premium paints didn’t meet all my romantic shabby paint dreams. I was in love.
For the first time in years, I felt confident that I would be able to turn out a product I was totally proud to put my name on. Then the reality of the cost started setting in. Because I blend so many custom colors for my furnishings, and the premium brands are only in limited colors, I realized the honeymoon was over with my newfound love. I know there are many of you who feel my pain. As a good steward over my finances and my business, I couldn’t justify buying 2 or 3 quarts at $40.00 each to mix one cup of paint. To settle this problem for me my mad scientist husband Rob (Poppie) went to work to perfect the perfect chalk/mineral paint for me for the last year and a half. The one I would be proud to use when creating my custom mosaic furnishings. My precious boy has lost many hours of sleep researching the minerals that go into this quality natural paint product and additionally, just as many hours mixing and testing samples of each blend over and over again.
Well, I am so pleased to share that while every blend has been great, his final formulation is a dream. It goes on smooth and creamy, not gritty. Adheres with superiority, dries fast and distresses magnificently.
I hope you enjoy using Poppie’s Famous Furniture Paint Powder as much as I do. It has changed the face of how I do business.
My Best Regards,
Nancy Olliver & Poppie