You Should Paint It

Simple-To-Use Furniture Paint & Online Training to Help You Get Something New from What You Already Have

Melanie is an inspiration and guiding light in the world of paint.
She is one of my favorite Go-To’s!

Anette Sullivan

Owner, Antica Modern

Invest in Yourself

Once you learn to paint your first piece you’ll look around and ask “what’s next?” You’ll realize you really can do it yourself, and you’ll be excited to do it again. But be careful…soon your friends will start asking you to paint their pieces!

$20 Instead of Hundreds

You could go buy something new and mass produced for $400 or $500. Or you could spend $20 to $40, paint what you have, and be the proud owner of something truly unique. The choice is yours.

Start a Conversation

It’s not about bragging. It’s about being proud of your home.
Create a one-of-a-kind conversation piece that your friends will ask about. You’ll go from “Where did you get that?” to “How did you DO that?

Every piece has a story.
YOU get to write the next chapter.


Be Excited...

Thanks Melanie! Your detailed instructions along with the resources you list actually make me excited to try this! I will be sharing this, for sure.

Be Confident...

Melanie, I am so glad I found your blog! Your tips on opening an antique booth have been the best I have found and have given me the confidence to start my own. Thank you!


Be Encouraged...

Hi Melanie! These tips are great and they gave me the encouragement I needed to try out hand-painting designs. You are a true inspiration for me. Love from Rome!

You shouldn’t have to spend lots of money and lots of time figuring out how to make something beautiful for your home.

Looking to use Milk Paint, Fusion Mineral Paint, or Chalk Paint?
I’m a certified Fusion Mineral Paint and Milk Paint instructor, with over 1000 satisfied people who I have helped quickly find what they need and gain the skills to achieve their goal of repainting their own furniture.

Whether you’re painting for the first time, looking for DIY inspiration, or you just can’t figure out what to do with those old antiques your Grandmother handed down, I am here to help!

So…Hi, I’m Melanie Alexander.   Welcome to Lost & Found 🙂

Buy Simple-to-Use Fusion Mineral Paint & Accessories

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Learn to Launch a Furniture Painting Business

Check Out Other Blog Posts

Along with How To’s & Makeovers, you’ll also find stories and lessons on Running a Small Business, Recaps of Antique Market Treasure Hunts, other personal reflections on Being a Mom-preneuer.

Looking For Something Specific?

Is there a specific question you have about painting furniture or cabinets?

Try searching for one of these…

Refinish,  Prepping for Paint, Painting Cabinets, How to Paint 

Are you looking for some furniture painting inspiration?

Try searching for – Makeover

Maybe you are looking for tips and tricks about running a business flipping furniture?

Try searching for – Flipping Furniture, or, Business

You Can Paint It Beautiful

Prep It. Paint It. Love It.

Take the strain out of making your previously loved items beautiful again

Fusion Mineral Paint takes minimal prep for maximum results. It gives a satin-smooth water-resistant finish with no wax or top coat required.

If you can bake cookies then you can use this paint! 

Contact Me

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Lost & Found

My Uniques Can Be Found at
Antique Company Mall
Historic Downtown McKinney, TX

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