Amy Howard — who rescues furniture and restores them with her own line of paints, stains, and waxes — was sweet enough to invited a selected group of 14 DIY bloggers for dinner at her new home in Memphis, TN, a few weeks ago.
Amy has made DIY projects her career: she finds, restores, and builds luxury home furnishings, and offers makers her artisan-quality paint products and training.
Do you love to paint furniture? Amy’s products take furniture painting to a whole new level. Her finishes, the waxes, stains, Dust of Ages, etc., set her apart.
She has worked for Hillary Clinton, who happens to live just a few towns over near us in Westchester, NY. Her paint is now available in ACE Hardware stores nationwide.
I already blogged about Amy’s inspiring book. I learned a lot about her from reading it, and I couldn’t wait to meet her in person.
Here now is the whole house tour!
My flight to Memphis was delayed and I almost missed the tour. I’m so glad I made it — I had been so looking forward to seeing her house.
I still can’t believe that they moved in only four weeks before we arrived. My home didn’t look like this after four weeks.
Notice the white floors throughout the house!
Past the lovely foyer, you see this powder room. Amy finds many of her home decor at estate sales and thrift stores, and that is where she found this mirror — for only $30. She painted it with her lacquer paint.
Here is Sarah, from Sincerely Sara D, taking it all in. Like all of the ladies — and Frank, who writes the blog Glued-N-Screwed — she was such a doll.
There was catered food, and these lovely, vintage glasses I was admiring and drinking my white wine-orange juice from. Amy told me she found these at an estate sale for not much money.
I’m planning a wall full of mirrors in our staircase, and a wall of pictures and vintage items in my office.
This is Darleen, from Darling Darleen.
The focal point of the room is this impressive fireplace — Amy just blogged about how she achieved this mirror wall with her products. Here is the tutorial for the antiqued mirror wall.
This is her granddaughters’ room. This wallpaper is a bit too bold for me, but it works, doesn’t it? I absolutely love those sweet headboards. Amy rescued them from being thrown away!
This is the en suite of the girly room. Amy created the decorative glass with her products. We learned how easy it is to transform glass during the workshop the next day.
I can’t wait to show you how easy it is to completely transform something with her products!