Sunday, April 29, 2018

New "Magnolia Home" Paint To Try

Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame has a new line of wall paint and a new line of what she calls "Chalk Style" paint. Here's a picture from her website:

Magnolia Home Chalk Style Paint

According to the online information, the Magnolia paints will be carried at selected Ace Hardware stores and local Target stores, as well as online at the Magnolia website

I'm really interested in trying the chalk paint after I watched all the videos on the website. Lots of tips and tricks there to help with your painting! 

Magnolia will also carry a special paint formulated for trim and cabinets. 

I have a lot of trim to paint, as well as a big cabinet and bead board wall, so that's why I'm looking forward to trying Magnolia's trim and cabinet paint.

Cabinet Side of Built-In

Bead Board Side of Built-In 

The other day, after putting it off for so long, I started painting the bead board side of the cabinet/wall built-in. 

Since Fusion Mineral Paint has a slightly hard finish to it, I tried two of their colors on the bead board.

It was kind of a Goldilocks day for me... the Limestone color (three boards kind of in the middle) was too yellowish-cream. The Casement color (the last two boards on the right) seemed too bright white. 

I mixed the two Fusion colors together, half and half, and painted the five boards on the left with that mixture.  

The mixed color was just about the right color I wanted, but the finish seemed like it was going to be too dull.

I stopped for the day to mull it over, and by chance I read about the new Magnolia paints. 

The Trim and Cabinet paint is a semi-gloss, so it will have the finish I want. It only comes in two colors, Shiplap and White, but one of those colors should work. 



Our local Target doesn't have Magnolia Home paint in stock yet, so I'm going to a nearby town to try their Ace Hardware store to see if they have it in stock. Fingers crossed! I'd like to get that bead board done finally. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Going into any Ace Hardware store makes me grin because as soon as you enter they ask what you what you are looking for and then shout Aisle 15! Aisle 2! And I just like to browse. Anyway, good luck with the paint shopping!

  2. As far as i’m concerned magnolia is magnolia. I didn’t know you could get different variations of it. Our local Wilkes will see me coming and hide from now on. Interesting subject though.

  3. I love her things and watch the show all the time. I am eager to learn more about her cabinet paint.

  4. Hope her paints satisfy and you can find them with minimal time/travel :)

  5. Good's always so hard to pick colors of paint....and white has more colors than any, I think. I am having a piece painted now in her paint...

    1. BJ, I'll be checking your blog to see how you like it after it's done.

  6. I'm looking forward to the results. Good luck!

  7. I admire your willingness to try and keep trying. I'd be slapping some color and on and getting it done but then I'd be sorry. :)

  8. Glad to know it will be at Target and Ace. I haven't been for awhile or looked but might very well get excited about this!