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Fat Paint Takes Trash To Treasures

FAT Paint Takes Trash To Treasures

Fat Paint can take your trash to treasures with a couple of brush strokes and creative colour choices. Who can resist the lure of a curbside treasure hunt? I slow down everytime I see a jumble of furniture at the curb, hoping to find my next shabby chic transformation.  Sometimes you get lucky, this mismatched pile of chairs called me over to the side of the road. A great find and even better was the fact that my trunk was empty and they all fit in my van. A little bit of wear but all solid wood in usable condition, SCORE!

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A quick pinterest search gave me tons of inspiration for the chair reincarnation. Armed with my “pins” and imagination, my next stop was Newcastle Home Decor & Design . I love having the support of a creative team to advise me on the latest colour trends and new products. I shared my vision for the chairs with Maureen and she quickly led me over to the display of artisan Fat Paint colours. This chalk style paint is made in Canada, comes in bold or soft colours , is easy to use and adheres to wood, glass, ceramic, plastic or metal. I decided to get a little wild and choose four colours for the most impact….and it was really hard to pick just one!

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Loaded up with all my supplies and instructions I headed home to begin the transformation. Check out this video to follow along with the project and see the fabulous  “new” chairs at my kitchen table. Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel for more great videos.


The team at Newcastle Home & Decor loves seeing Fat Paint projects come to life! They are a great resource to get you started creating your own upcycled  treasures. Visit them in person at 80 King Avenue E. Newcastle, ON, call (905) 987-1575 or connect with them on social ( links are in the giveaway). 

The paint for this project was sponsored by Newcastle Home Decor & Design. The ideas and opinions in this post are all my own that I share with my readers becuase I think they are helpful and you will enjoy learning about them.

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  1. Nancy Watts

    I love it Selena! I want to paint outside bar stools this spring in bright colours so I’ll have to look for this paint!

  2. I’ve got an old kitchen table that’s starting to look awfully tired, and the chairs could seriously use some TLC. But they’re solid wood and comfortable, and I hate the idea of wasting them, so I’m really into the idea of redoing the chairs. Because I’m also very much into woodwork and carving, I’m thinking I might get a little bit fancy-shmancy with the whole thing… now, I just need to figure out the best table to go with it all! Love what you’ve done with your chairs, and thanks for putting this giveaway together!


      I feel the same way about good ol’ real wood furniture, too much life in them to get rid of them.Thanks for entering Sean!

  3. Those chairs were such a great find! Re-painted in beautiful bold colors are a wonderful addition to your furniture. Love them!

  4. I would use Fat Paint to update my office desk.

  5. These look fabulous… and the potential on old ironing boards, window frames, and cupboard boards is endless!!! I’m getting ideas and may have to try it out, winner or not!

  6. Sandy Savage

    Those chairs are gorgeous! Thanks for introducing me to Fat Paint!


      Thanks Sandy,I am happy that they turned out so well and show well too!

  7. Tracey McBeth Kachor

    Wow! The colours are amazing! I would love to try this paint out in my mandalas and my mural furniture projects! Love that you shared all the colours not just one!!❤️????????????


      Thanks Tracey, this paint would work so beautifully for your madalas! Hope you win and I can see them done up!

  8. Sandra M

    I love what you have done with those chairs! I would love to win this prize. My kitchen table is in need of some tlc!


      Thanks Sandra, I bet your kitchen table would love a coat of paint and some tlc:)

  9. Darcy

    Looks fabulous Selena! Great video

  10. Giselle Niles

    I love the bright colour that Fat Paint products have to offer. I have an old wooden chest and a shelving unit that I would love to paint…

  11. I want to strip our coffee table and paint it a fun colour and then paint the top with chalk paint!


      Oh Painting the top with chalk paint would be so fun, leaving nice messages for your family:)

  12. We are redecorating the boys’ bedrooms – there would be so many fun projects to work on….!

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