By Reba Byrd and Gerry Clampitt
As soon as I saw the Amy Howard at Home presentation at Market, I knew I had found the best paints and finishes to sell in my store.
What makes Amy Howard products stand out above the rest? It is not just about paint! Her love and respect of fine old furniture comes through.
“Breathing life into home decor pieces that otherwise would be discarded has become a tremendous passion of mine”, Howard said. “The construction and integrity of older furniture is unquestionable, especially these days with the market flooded with lesser quality imports. I decided to rescue and restore products and show clients how they too can redecorate their spaces; not with all new purchases but with a loving hand and eye for refreshing it is quite satisfying really.”
The step by step instructions help anyone of any skill level create artisan quality finishes in their own homes. The process is simple requiring no stripping of old paint or priming. The higher quality natural pigment makes for a more beautiful finish.
The amazing One Step paint allows you to transform furniture, cabinetry and everything in between with just one swipe of rich chalky, soft color selected from a host of popular hues.
If you are craving an authentic antique look, the Toscana Powder paint is the product for you. It is all natural and provides a beautiful historic looking patina. This product is perfect for both furniture and artwork.
The Amy Howard at Home Mirror Antiquing kit includes the products you need to give the patina of age to mirrored glass. This kit used in tandem with the Toscana finish kit gives your framed mirror the look of an Old World antique.
Amy’s innovative techniques and easy to use products change the way we look at existing furniture and cast offs for good. Her teaching methods are simple to follow and the results are astonishing.
Spring is almost here so now is the time to check out Amy Howard Paints and get started on that redecorating project.
Reba Byrd is the owner of Cowgirls and Lace and Le Ragge Ruggs with locations in Dripping Springs and San Antonio. With 21 years of experience they specialize in custom window treatments and bedding as well as complete lines of furniture and accessories. Le Ragge Ruggs now carries the Amy Howard at Home products and offers classes in the various painting techniques.