Pure Home Paints & Finishes and a Farmhouse Dresser



Farmhouse dresser is updated with Pure Home Paints and a raised joint compound stencil / Clockworkinteriors.com


I’d like to thank Kristi Kuehl of Pure Home Paints & Finishes for providing me with the product to complete this sweet farmhouse dresser makeover.  Ya’ll know I have a paint addiction, and I get pretty excited to try a new product.   But when that paint is delivered and it’s this gorgeous color:



Pure Home Paints & Finishes "Storm" / Clockworkinteriors.com



I get  really  excited!




"Storm" Pure Home Paint / Clockworkinteriors.com



Can we not agree that “Storm” is the perfect gray??!! It’s not too cool or too warm.   It can go sweet or sophisticated.  I had a hard time capturing it’s true color when I brought the dresser inside, but It’s a true neutral.



A farmhouse dresser is given a makeover with Pure Home Paint & Finishes and a raised joing compound stencil / Clockworkinteriors.com


If you haven’t heard of or tried Pure Home Paints & Finishes yet, here’s the skinney.  Kristi’s Pure Home Paints are 100% acrylic. They require no sanding or priming, and besides wood, the paint will also adhere to glass, metal, plastic, and fabric.  All of the finishing products can be used indoors, they are 100% non-toxic, contain no VOCs, and are made in the USA.  Using eco friendly products is always a good thing.  😀   And for the price of a fancy dinner, Kristi also offers an online course, Pick Paint Profit , in case you have the desire to start flipping your own furniture pieces!   I sure wish there had been a resource like that when I first started painting furniture!  And to further up her cool factor, Kristi will soon have her very own TV show!   Be sure to check out the trailer on the Pure Home Paint website.    It looks like our kind of show.  Picking, painting, furniture flipping.  What’s not to like??!!  And I think she may even live on a farm, and we all know how popular farm shows are !  😉  LOL



An old farmhouse dresser is updated with Pure HOme Paints and a raised stencil / Clockworkinteriors.com


It was slim pickins in my furniture stash, and I didn’t have anything worthy of this gorgeous color.  Fortunately I found this old farmhouse dresser on Craigslist.    The gentleman selling it told me it was his childhood dresser.  I don’t typically offer, nor do people usually ask what I plan on doing with the piece of furniture I buy, but he did.   I couldn’t lie, so I was relieved he approved of my plan to give the dresser a makeover with paint.  You could tell he was sentimental about the little dresser.   I was just thrilled that it was all wood construction with wood gliders.  And I could visualize how pretty it would be with a couple coats of Storm.



An antique farmhouse dresser is given a makeover with Pure Home Paints and a joint compound raised stencil / Clockworkinteriors.com



After giving the dresser a really good cleaning with hot vinegar water, I sanded the top down to bare wood, and quickly scuff sanded everywhere else.    Shoot.    I should have read the instructions that came with the paint!  Kristi recommends that you clean your piece with vinegar water and a Magic Sponge.   Mr. Clean is my second favorite bald guy!  I have Costco quantities of those awesome sponges.  And I’ve always wondered if they would take the sheen off of a piece of furniture!  When (if) it ever stops raining in Seattle, I’m spraying my dining room furniture, and the sponges will be perfect on that shiny beast!  (I’ll keep you posted on how it works!)



You know I’ve been been painting with a lot of milk paint lately, which I typically mix up on the thin side.  I’ll admit I got a little nervous when I saw how thick the paint was.   But this time I read the instructions before I started, and they state to apply the paint with a WET paint brush. The paint was very easy to work with.   Again, following the instructions, I painted the first coat super thin, but the coverage was excellent.   You really push the paint into the wood, but there were still no brush strokes!   It leaves the softest looking matte finish.  You just want to touch it.



Updating an antique farmhouse dresser with Pure Home Paint & finishes / Clockworkinteriors.com



The outside of the dresser got two coats of paint, and the inside of the drawers got one coat, and I still have 3/4s left for another project!:



Gray and white raised stencil farmhouse dresser / Clockworkinteriors.com



The Protective Finishes (top coat) in the Pure Home Paint line are water based, non yellowing, have no odor, and come in matte, satin and gloss finishes.  You simply apply them with a wet brush.  As with all top coats, long even strokes work best, and don’t try to overwork it.  I couldn’t be more in love with the smooth matte finish, and I think it really suits this dresser.



Farmhouse dresser is given a makeover with Pure Home Paint and a raised joint compound stencil / Clockworkinteriors.com



So thumbs up on Pure Home Paints!   Good thing, because I’ve got my eye on a couple of colors:



Pure Home Paint in Cyan






Pure Home Paint in Skye






Pure Home Paint in Frenchie






Pure Home Paint in "Sailor"



Just to name a few!!   I’ll be back real soon with the tutorial on how I achieved the raised stencil.   Until then, take care.  Cynthia



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21 Responses

  1. This came out beautifully!! I’m so glad you love the paint too. Xoxo

    • Cynthia

      Thanks, Kandice! The dresser is so much prettier in person. I was really having trouble capturing the true color, but I plan to give a tutorial on the joint compound stencil, so I’ll have another try with my camera. 😀 And of course I’ll mention Kristi’s paint again ;). Thanks for stopping by today, Cynthia

  2. Your makeover turned out stunningly! I love your paint job. You transformed a dark and dated piece into a gorgeous elegant dresser. Love it!

    • Cynthia

      Thank you so much, Marie! I think the gentleman I purchased it from would be pleased. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment today! Cynthia

  3. I love how your small dresser turned out, and I’m always interested in learning about new types of paint on the market.

    • Cynthia

      Thanks, Carol! I really liked working with it. So glad I could give it a good recommendation! I’d love to hear if you ever give it a try. Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll check in with you next week on your ORC. Take care, Cynthia

  4. Trying out different paints is so much fun. The dresser looks so sweet. I am glad the owner was happy to know you would make this dresser live on and others would enjoy it.

    • Cynthia

      Thank you, Debra. I was thinking I may text him a picture. 😀 I’m hoping when I write the post on how I achieved the raised stencil I can get better pictures. The dresser is actually much more gray than I was able to capture. Darn this Seattle rain! Thanks for stopping by today! Cynthia

  5. Such a sweet makeover, Cynthia. Love the color – it looks like it has blue undertones. The dark stained top looks fabulous and swooning over the pretty stencil detail on the drawer fronts. Pinning

    • Cynthia

      Thanks, Marie! I’m hoping to get better pictures when I write about the joint compound stencil. I really couldn’t capture the true color or the textured details of stencil. Let’s just say no one will ever be asking me for photography tips! LOL Hope all is well, Cynthia

  6. I LOVE this! The leaf pattern really makes this piece so unique! 🙂

    I’d like to invite you to share this at the Farmhouse Friday link party, which is live right now! 🙂 When you link up, I will share it with a direct link back to your post on all my social media, including on the DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group, which at this writing has 154k+ members. I hope to see you there! 🙂

    Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    • Cynthia

      Thank you, Michelle, and thanks for the invite. I “stopped by”. You’ve got a really cool site, and I’ll definitely visit again! Take care, Cynthia

  7. Wow! This dresser is awesome, Cynthia! The paint sounds like a dream to work with, and I love your color choice. The stenciling is the icing on the cake. Can’t wait to see how you did it:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

    • Cynthia

      Thanks so much, Kathleen! I really did enjoy the paint. I had another photo shoot yesterday, and had better luck getting pics that show the true color and texture of the raised stencil. I hope to post on it real soon 😀 Thanks for being such a gracious host, Cynthia

  8. Such a beautiful makeover Cynthia, I adore the blue grey color and that awesome stencil job you did on this! So well done it at first I thought it was a paper application on paneled drawers. Mad skills girl, looking forward to the tut on the raised stencil! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Furniture Fix, you’re project is this weeks feature tonight!

    • Cynthia

      Well you’ve just made my day, Brenda. Thank you. It’s appreciated!! The tutorial is coming (the technique is so fun!) you’ll love it. Hopefully the new pics are clearer and will better highlight the actual texture. Thanks also for taking over Friday’s Furniture Fix. A lot of work, I’m sure. Take care, Cynthia

  9. Hi again Cynthia! Thanks so much for sharing this on the Farmhouse Friday link party! 🙂

  10. Oh wow, Mary from the Boondocks Blog shared your gorgeous dresser on her facebook page and I just had to come have a look Cynthia and it was soooo worth the trip. You did a stunning job. I bet the gentlemen is very impressed with how it turned out. Great job

    • Cynthia

      Thanks for the kind words, Michelle. It’s appreciated! All the best, Cynthia

  11. This paint sounds like a dream to work with and I love the color. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

    • Cynthia

      Thank you, Sandra, and thanks for being such a gracious host! Take care, Cynthia

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