FUN GIVEAWAY – Allison Griffith from Refunk my Junk’s – Lazy Girl’s Guide to Furniture Painting E-book

I had the pleasure of pre-reading Allison from Refunk My Junk’s ebook “The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Furniture Painting” and I love it. In honor of it’s debut I’m going to host a giveaway of 5 copies.  Plus, my awesome fans get 50% off of the book until Friday!  Use the coupon code THEEVELVETGLOVE at checkout! Download it here.

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Bravo, Allison. A fabulous tool! This book is a delight. Excellent tips that will save you time and money. Very well written, informative, easy to follow and fun. A lot of bang for your buck. Great for a novice or experienced furniture painter. So much goodness here. Well done, Allison. 5 stars!!

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Jean Harlow Chic – Jean Harlow Inspired ~ 9 Drawer Serpentine Dresser & Mirror

Before Marilyn there was Jean. Jean Harlow, born Harlean Harlow Carpenter, in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911, was the Original Blonde Bombshell and goddess of the silver screen in the 1930′s. She lived such a short life (26 years), but her career and gutsy over the top style had a huge impact on Hollywood. When I look at pictures or clips of Jean Harlow, I see a sassy, glamorous firecracker with an “I dare you” attitude. I’ve been wanting to do an all gold glam piece for a while. This piece seemed like the perfect candidate.  Painted in layers of gold, glazed with Shabby Paints “Vibrant Gold” Glaze and finished off with Hazlenut ReVax also from Shabby Paints.

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Some interesting facts about Jean Harlow via of Imdb.com:
- She was the idol of Marilyn Monroe, who backed out of a biographical picture on her life. After reading the script, Monroe reportedly told her agent, “I hope they don’t do that to me after I’m gone.” Both Harlow and Monroe co-starred in their last films with Clark Gable, Harlow in Saratoga (1937) and Monroe in The Misfits (1961).
- Harlow was photographed nude at age 17 by Hollywood photographer Edward Bower Hesser in Griffith Park in 1928.
- Harlow went on a salary strike from MGM in 1934, during which she wrote a novel, “Today is Tonight.” The book was not published until 1965.
- Her final film, Saratoga (1937), became the highest grossing film of 1937 and set all-time house records, due almost entirely to her untimely death.
- The premiere of her first feature film, Hell’s Angels (1930), on May 27, 1930, drew an estimated crowd of 50,000 at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. The film also has an expensive eight-minute two-color Technicolor sequence – the only color footage of Harlow that exists.
- Harlow is ranked #22 on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years, 100 Legends” list in June 1999.
- She was the very first film actress to grace the cover of Life magazine in May 1937.- Was the godmother of Millicent Siegel, daughter of the notorious mobster Benjamin Bugsy Siegel.

- Dated the notorious mobster Abner “Longy” Zwillman, who secured a two-picture deal for Harlow with Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures by loaning Cohn $500,000 in cash. He also purchased her a jeweled charm bracelet and a red Cadillac.

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My favorite. Jean Harlow biting William Powell in “Libeled Lady” (1936) Photo via fanpop.com

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Jessica Rabbit-esque ~ Hot Glam ~ Desk/Vanity & Mirror

The moment I saw this desk I thought “Jessica Rabbit”  Most likely, because of the curves.  So I set out to paint her along with a coordinating mirror the color of Miss Rabbit’s dress in this image.

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Jessica Rabbit: You don’t know how hard it is being a woman looking the way I do.
Eddie Valiant: You don’t know how hard it is being a man looking at a woman looking the way you do.
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These pieces are for sale.  If you are interested please email me at theevelvetglove@gmail.com or look for more info in the “Pieces for Sale” section of this blog.  Thank you for looking. :)
 

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La Gringa – Chest of Drawers

La Gringa – Chest of Drawers

In 1927 (Oklahoma born) New Mexico cowgirl, Miss Vonceil Viking won a $25,000.00 wager when she rode her horse, “Broadway” from New York to Los Angeles. She told a reporter she was making the ride, “so as to prove the hardiness and courage of today’s American girl.”  She later appeared in several early silent movies. I came across this fine picture of her and used it as inspiration for this piece.  I went with the more muted colors (which is not the norm for me) in CeCe Caldwell’s Paint line of Miss Viking’s blouse, fringed vest and skirt getup.  Thank you for looking.

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Miss Vonceil Viking, claimed her name, Vonceil, “is a Cherokee Indian word for of the sky.”

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“Liberty and Justice for All” – 7 Drawer Desk

“Liberty and Justice For All” Desk. Painted with Pure Earth Paint, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and Shabby Paints , distressed then protected with Shabby Paints Vax.  The top and frame are stained in Dark Walnut. Legs, hardware and detailing are accented in my favorite gold gilding. Dimensions are 45W x 19D x 30T.  Thank you for looking. Happy Veteran’s Day to all the Vets out there!! Thank you and God Bless.  XOXOXO!!!

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Set of Dainty Side Tables

A set of dainty little tables painted with Shabby Paints Peacock and then topcoated with their Vax and Hazelnut ReVax. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this line. The coverage, color and texture of the paint is fabulous and the Vax and ReVax are amazing and very user friendly. Bravo Shabby Paint! I’m hooked. Dimensions: 29″H x 16″W x 1″D. For Sale.  Please email me at theevelvetglove@gmail.com for price and details.  Thanks for stopping by. :)

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Dining Room Makeover – Custom Job Pictures

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These are pictures of pieces I did for a lovely, fun and fearless client.  I’m really happy with the outcome.  I love someone that’s not afraid of color.  Thank you Julie for allowing me to help with this project.  :)

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Fifi Chic – Vanity and Mirror

Fifi Chic Vanity and Mirror all dressed up in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and my favorite gold gilding. I’m officially, madly in love with this paint.  French Enamel with an Artissimo Wash. Delightful shades of blue.  I love how the color varies throughout the day according to the light coming into the room.

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4 Shades of Grey Nightstand

4 Shades of Grey Nightstand – VaVaVoom – 2 drawer nightstand custom painted for my Lovely Client, Karen in variegated shades of Greys and Silver then Glazed in a Deep Whiskey Hue.  Feminine and Elegant.

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Le French Flair

Le French Flair

Add an element of grandeur to your home with this vintage solid wood Frenchy Commode fashioned with an aura of elegance. Hand painted in vibrant layers of golds and blues to create a simply eye-catching piece, embellished with opulent gold ormolus, distressed then glazed in a deep whiskey hue. Three dovetailed drawers. Scalloped front. Authentic craftsmanship accompanied by fabulous character. Very out-of-the-ordinary.

Would be stunning in an entry way, hallway, boudoir or as a dressing table in a powder room. She’s also ready to go onstage as a prop in a bridal photo shoot. An heirloom piece for those who fancy details, mystic and the furniture of yesteryear.

Dimensions: 47″ Wide x 20″ Deep x 31″ Height

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