Upcycled old chest, using Fusion Renfrew and Homestead Blue.

No doubt, Fusion Mineral Paint is one of the fastest and easiest ways to update a piece of furniture. The eco-friendly, matte finish, 100% acrylic paint won my heart a couple of years ago.

If you know my style, I love to layer, add texture and patterns, and more. But lately I am craving a total simplicity option: a quick way to update a piece, with NO clear coat or wax required. Used gently for 21 days to dry and cure, this product is super durable.

Having been a project blogger for many years, I am gloriously blessed with the opportunity to try out many fabulous home décor ideas with a variety of paint, patterns, and tools. And, over all of those years, our house gets, quite frankly, over-projected at times.

So I have been on a mission to redirect my style, though always a bit boho and eclectic, to a more serene place of quiet backgrounds with unique art and colorful accents.

Rather like a cozier version of an art gallery.

At the moment, I have unleashed this new passion in our guest bedroom. No, there is nothing new. Not one thing. Just using what I have in new ways.

This week, I multi-tasked painting this little vignette of chest and mirror. You may have seen it over the years, featuring other looks. These photos show the very beginning – a couple of fun old pieces with potential, bought a decade ago.

The before - an old photo of this brown, wooden chest, and mirror.

After a good cleaning, and a light sanding, I painted a coat of Homestead Blue, let it dry, then washed on a coat of Renfrew Blue. I watered down this layer about 15% and used a very wide artist brush. For the natural top, I just wiped on some Fusion Beeswax Finish to bring back the luster.

Just a quick and simple paint project, with a tiny peek of color underneath to add interest. Some glass pulls add a touch of sparkle.

The bonus for me was – no top coat!

Find your Fusion paint color combo here, and try colors that you normally would not think of to layer together!


I painted the plain old mirror with Matthew Mead Studio Metallic Pale Gold, and added a layer of gold foil. Then I placed another more ornate mirror, also painted with Fusion products in a german silver finish, over it. (Connect with your local Fusion merchant for workshops on finishes like these.)

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Hope you will give Fusion Mineral Paint and other great products a try. They are a wonderful addition to others you already love.

Now, off to my next guest bedroom mini-upcycle! Love to see what you are doing, too.

{This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint. They graciously allow me to create projects with their amazing products. The content and ideas are my own.}