Antique Metal Trunk Makeover

I am beyond excited about this antique trunk transformation! Not only is it such a unique and unusual find, the transformation with a little paint is unbelievable. This by far has been one of the funnest projects, I am so excited to share it with you!

 Here is the trunk before picture. It is metal and wood with some leather straps still attached. I love the worn metal and wood, it gives this trunk a very unique character!

Now for the fun part, prepping, painting, sanding.... all the fun stuff!

I stumbled upon a new paint, at least new to me, and this is my first project using it. It is Sweet Pickin's Milk Paint. Which can be purchased through Etsy here!

Milk paint has been around for years, this is just my first time trying it out. It is made out of milk protein and is a completely green paint, 100% VOC free. It comes in powder form that you mix yourself in water. My favorite part about milk paint is the time I cut down with prepping. There is not as much prep time as with Latex or Lacquer paint. Now with that being said, Milk paint is very unpredictable and rarely will you get the same look on furniture pieces. It makes for some unique and fabulous furniture pieces if you ask me!

I started out by spraying the entire trunk with Shellac, this acts as a bond for the milk paint! Once that is dry it is time for paint. I just buy the dollar store bristle brushes to use with milk paint, I think being able to see some brush marks just add to the antique look! I used the 2 colors Creamy and Sunflower for this trunk! What do you think???

For other fun tutorials and to order and see all colors available you can visit Sweet Pickin's!


Backyard BBQ Giveaway!


We are so excited to be part of this amazing giveaway! 2 Winners will be choosen at random and each will win their very own BBQ grill (choose either propane or charcoal), with a matching cover and BBQ tool set. 

To enter just use the Rafflecopter form below!
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Rustic Wood LOVE Sign

I am totally in LOVE with this rustic sign in my entry way! You see what I just did there...? But seriously it is one of my most favorite pieces ever! It was made by In A Trance Photography and measures 70 x 22 inches.

This is discounted now at www.apaintednest.com for Utah Locals. 
Hurry you only have a couple days left to get the discount and there are only 3 left to purchase!

You can also see the how to paint the stripes on the wall here! Let us know what you think!


Furniture For Sale

Yes, I am still here! I am sorry I have been a little MIA lately, I have been busy working on some fun furniture projects! Some of which are available for purchase to Utah locals! Check them out below and let us know what you think! Please visit our pop-up shop at www.apaintednest.com or email orders@apaintednest.com with questions or to order!

This two tone buffet/entertainment center has dark walnut stain on the top and is cream with distressing on the bottom. It measures 31.5 inches tall, 68 inches wide, and 18.5 inches deep.

Antique sewing table turned desk, it measures 31.5 inches tall, 32 inches wide, and 17.5 inches deep.

5 Drawer gray distressed dresser with wood handles. It measures 42 inches tall, 30 inches wide, and 17 inches deep.

This gray nightstand would be perfect in a nursery or kids room! It has a drawer and cubby for storage. It measures 25 inches tall, 13 inches wide, and 13 inches deep.

White Coffee Table with gold moroccan details stenciled on. It measures 16 inches tall, 50 inches wide, and 23 inches deep.

Two tone coffee table with dark walnut stain on the top and light gray for the legs. It measures 16 inches tall, 46 inches long, and 27 inches deep.


Furniture | Antique Sewing Table Turned Desk

I absolutely LOVE this old antique sewing table! I think it will make the perfect little desk for the kiddos! It has been painted a light cream distressed and sprayed with a protective coat of poly! 

It is sturdy and real wood, it has a storage drawer on the side and measures 32 inches tall, 32 inches wide, and 17.5 inches deep. Please email with questions or to purchase orders@apaintednest.com



Furniture | Buffet/Entertainment Center

I am so excited about this fabulous find my sis-in-law found for me at the DI! I love how she is always on the lookout for some great furniture pieces!

Light Cream with Distressing this would make a great Buffet or Entertainment Center

It measures 78" long, 30" tall, and 20" deep 
Please email orders@apaintednest.com if interested we accept PayPal or Cash!

If you are in Utah and have a furniture piece of your own that needs a little updating we can help! Please email us at orders@apaintednest.com and we will get you an estimate! 


"Send Me Flowers" GIVEAWAY

Welcome to A Painted Nest's HUGE Monthly Giveaway for February "Send Me Flowers"

We are so excited to offer MULTIPLE WINNERS, 15 to be exact, the chance to win some tiny floral print items, and who doesn't love tiny floral print?! You can check out all the items and shops involved below and enter to win the items you LOVE!

------> PirapirSpecializing in handmade fabric accessories made from the finest materials procured locally and abroad. Each piece is designed and handmade in the USA. One lucky winner will receive a Secret Garden Mini Me Scarf, perfect for your little one!

------> Mina Loves Bows:  I make bows, collars, necklaces. And Mina eats them. One winner will receive this blue and grey floral bow and also a $20.00 shop credit at !www.etsy.com/shop/minalovesbows!

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------> Sincerely Sender: A print shop full of goodies and custom designs just waiting patiently to be sent to all the people you love! The winner will receive this flower print!

------> Hello Dear Handmade: Fabric colored buttons and earrings and more! One winner will receive a pair of the floral earrings pictured!

------> Enchanted Honey Bee: Currently offers chic clutches and totes. Each item is carefully handmade. Due to the fact each item is handmade; no two items are the same. Enchanted Honey Bee strives to make the best quality products to share with the public. 

------> 3 Birds Boutique: Trendy yet affordable clothing and accessories for all ages! A portion of every sale is donated to Red Thread Promise to help special needs orphans! The winner will receive a pair of these adult floral leggings!  

------> Wren's Nest Creations: Brings you handmade baby shoes and clothing for girls and boys! The winner will receive a pair of floral kids leggings! 

------> Confetti and Sparkle Party Shop: An online party supply shop that carries unique, fun and trendy items that are sure to make any party or event sparkle! One winner will receive a package of these tiny floral print straws!

------> Jumping Jack Baby Boutique: This shop was created in honor of their son Jack. You can read more about that here! You will find unique and personalized baby gifts here! Canvas birth announcements, downloadable nursery prints, tag blankets, onesies, headbands and jewelry! One winner will receive this infant size headband for your little one!

------> Lovey Lake: Modern/trendy/vintage custom designs for your little ones! Blankets, skirts, dresses, and cardigans. The winner will receive a floral cardigan bodysuit!

------> PacPacks: Fresh hip carry-alls for the hard knock life of a kid. Kids deserve to look rad too! The winner will receive this floral PacPacks for the little kiddo!

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------> SmashTat: Temporary Tattoos for the responsibly rebellious! One winner will receive these floral heart temporary tattoos!

------> Cutey Patutey's Boutique: My girls are my inspiration for opening this boutique. I love to dress them up and shopping for them! So I thought, why not open a boutique so other cutey patuteys can enjoy boutique clothing as well! The winner will receive a pair of floral pants for their little missy! {choose from sizes 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 7/8}

------> Raine + Skye: Home to the classic "Classic, Itty Bitty, Bijou Leather Bows." Our Etsy Shop has a bit of everything we make... leather bows, headbands and everything else leather! The winner will receive one Itty Bitty Floral Leather Bow, 2.5 inches!

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------> Pieces to Peaces: Funky fashions for the modern hippie! The winner will receive this floral headband from Pieces to Peaces!