A Special Savings for my Customers

Hello. Who doesn’t love to save money? Just a quick post to let you know you can save 10% off regularly priced items shopping online from the comfort of home. YAY!! Just enter coupon code: VELVETGLOVE upon checkout at Heirloom Traditions – Code must be entered in all capital letters with no spaces. :)

Coupon Code - VELVETGLOVEHeirloom Traditions has tons of great products: chalk type paint, topcoats, spray waxes and a long list of specialty items. One of my favorite is FAB!, a fabric primer and sealer used in the chair makeover here. Another is 1GEL Transfer & Decoupage Gel that I used to give this chest of drawers and sleigh bed new life. Also Chalk Type Paint, Aging Powder and Waxes that I’ve used on several pieces, including this coffee table, and dresser. Another is Reluv Leather Renew, used in the video demonstration below. It brings life back to old, stained and faded leather and can be used on leather furniture, boots, handbags, etc. The options are endless!

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Thanks for stopping by! -L

Graceland Blue Dresser

About three years ago I mixed up a color and I fell head over heels in love with it. It’s been my forever color crush since that day. I named it “Graceland Blue” because it reminded me of the blue velvet curtains trimmed with gold fringe (God Bless America and God Bless Fringe.) that hang in the dining and living rooms in Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. I painted a pair of nightstands in that blue and listed them on Etsy and had seller’s remorse when they sold. It’s a sad thing to get attached to furniture but I’ve been there a few times. I’ve wanted to run down the street chasing my carrier’s truck more times than I’d like to admit. I sent Paula Blankenship, Creative Director for Heirloom Traditions Paint a swatch of the color and she matched it perfect and mixed it up for me. YAY!!  I’ve been asked for this color quite a few times in the last three years. You can now purchase my signature color, Graceland Blue on Heirloom Traditions website here.

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This is my latest piece in Graceland Blue. Lots of layers on this one. I started with gold, then added some Black Bean and Espresso Chalk Type Paint by Heirloom Traditions all over in random places for depth and because I knew I wanted this piece distressed to reveal several colors underneath.

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

I trimmed with Daredevil Chalk Type Paint by Heirloom Traditions on the frame, Black Bean on the center drawers and Synergy on the outside drawers. For an aged look I used Vintiques Antiqued Brown Spray Wax (I don’t spray it directly on the piece. I pour it in a bowl, brush it on and use it that way.) with a bit of Ancient Agings Aging Powder around the outside edges of the drawers and frame and then a layer of Muddy Pond Soft Wax over the entire piece. Heavy distressing revealed the wood, black, brown and gold layers underneath.

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue DresserYou can see below the progression of layers. Gold, Black Bean, Espresso, Graceland Blue then Graceland Blue with the finishing and aging products along with distressing.

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue DresserEnter the super ugly stage where if someone sees it they gasp and think I’ve lost my mind. If you paint furniture you know what I mean. You can see below where I brushed on the Black Bean and Espresso Chalk Type Paint over the gold.

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

Thee Velvet Glove - Graceland Blue Dresser

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

Buttercup Buffet

Hello! I’ve had this buffet for a few years now. I liked it, but after a while I got tired of it being so dark. I wanted something lighter. After much thought I decided on this fabulous, rich, buttery yellow, Buttercup Chalk Type Paint from the Vintiques line by Heirloom Traditions. I started with a layer of Chantilly Chalk Type Paint, a classic, bright white, then sanded lightly with 220 grit sandpaper and painted on a layer of Buttercup. This paint has great coverage. It only took one coat of each color.

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Thee Velvet Glove

I added a layer of Clear Spray Wax in the crevices and brushed on some Aging Powder in Ancient Agings, which gave it a really cool subtle but aged look. You’ve gotta try that stuff!

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Thee Velvet Glove

To finish it off, I distressed and then sealed with Vintiques Satin Topcoat, a water based top coat that gives your painted finish long lasting durability & scrubility! This top coat is unique because it is specially formulated to be able to adhere to a waxed surface.  This means you can still antique your piece with wax, if that’s the look you desire, but be able to give your painted furniture a durable finish.  Low VOC’s, safe to use indoors & safe to use on baby furniture. Love it and the packaging is just adorable!

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It’s available in 3 sheens:  Matte, Satin and Gloss.

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Thee Velvet Glove - Before and After

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

 

 

 

Happy New Year!! – Table featuring Vintiques “Mint Julep”

Good morning and HaPpY NeW YeAr!!!! I think this table has the most products I’ve ever used on one little piece. LOL. I broke down the the products and the process I used below. I love the end result. You can never really go wrong with mint!

Thee Velvet Glove featuring Vintiques Mint JulepThe color I used for the base of the table is Vintiques Mint Julep. For the top coat on the base I used Aurora Staining Gels in Island Paradise. The carvings were painted in layers including Vintiques French Blue, then Heirloom Traditions Synergy and finally Heirloom Traditions Sand. I then took some 220 grit sandpaper and distressed the Sand back a little to reveal the French Blue and Synergy underneath.

Thee Velvet Glove featuring Vintiques Mint JulepFor the shading I used Vintiques Spray Wax in Antiqued Brown, (I poured it in a dish and used a small brush to get in the crevices around the outside of the carvings where dust and dirt would normally rest) then added some Aurora Staining Gel in Copper Mine, Mellow Yellow and a little Aging Dust. The Copper Mine over the Mellow Yellow gives off a gold color. Wala! All done.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

 

 

 

My Favorite Piece

I think out of all the pieces of furniture I’ve painted over the years this is my favorite. The colors, the shape of the piece, the artwork, the setting and most of all the message makes me smile when I look at it. I have a lot of hours in this one and I find myself super attached to it for some reason. We hauled it out to Gold Canyon and I got some pictures I’m really pleased with. It was a blank slate. All white. You can see in the before and after photo below.

After lots and lots of searching I purchased two prints I found to put in the ovals on the headboard and footboard. I looked and looked and found the “Be Kind To Others” on a site called Oopsy Daisy then searched the internet for hours (no exaggeration) until I found the one for the footboard “Magic Horses” on Etsy, which I fell in love with. It was then I discovered they were by the same artist!  The extremely talented Katie Daisy. She is absolutely amazing!

I painted it with variety of colors. Bright, happy colors. I used Begonia, Mandarin, Synergy, Sundance, Daredevil and A La Mode Chalk Type Paints by Heirloom Traditions. I used 1GEL to attach and seal the prints. I used Aurora Staining Gel in Snow White to seal the paint. Squeal! LOVE that stuff!!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed working on it. It’s a twin size and is for sale in my Etsy Shop.

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Thee Velvet Glove - Before and After

 

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

Linked up to Friday’s Furniture Fix and The Creative Corner Link Up 83 at Pastels and Macarons.

Table featuring Aurora Staining Gels by Heirloom Traditions

Are y’all ready to get messy and have some fun? Heirloom Traditions has a product called Aurora Staining Gels and there are 20 colors! They’re gorgeous and so much fun to use! I had this table I picked up a few months ago and the finish on the top was in pretty bad shape so I thought it would be a great piece to try them on. After sanding the top down, I went for it. I used my hands and then a brush. :)

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

The staining gels come in a squirt bottle. YAY!! You just squirt them on in any pattern you want and play with them until you are satisfied with the look. I used Mellow Yellow, Island Paradise, Snow White and Cherry Bomb. When those colors are blended together you get several other colors. The possibilities are endless. They are available to purchase as a set or single bottles. They are non-toxic and VOC free. Kid friendly! Plus, they are water based so easy clean up! The icing on the cake? No top coat needed! For the base of the table I used Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type paint in the color Sand and finished in Muddy Pond Soft Wax.

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Table - Aurora Staining Gel for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Thee Velvet Glove - Aurora Staining Gels for Heirloom Traditions

Here’s a short video demo by Paula Blankenship, Creative Director of Heirloom Traditions, using Aurora Staining Gels.

 

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Thank you for stopping by!

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Nightstands featuring Vintiques Chalk Type Paint

I love blues with my whole heart. I painted these nightstands in Ol’ Navy from the Vintiques line of Chalk Type Paint by Heirloom Traditions. The accents are painted in Chantilly Chalk Type Paint by Vintiques. Lightly distressed to bring out a variation in color and finished with Oxydized Patina (over the Ol’ Navy) and Clear Spray Wax also by Vintiques.

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Vintiques - Thee Velvet Glove

Vintiques - Thee Velvet Glove

Vintiques Chalk Type Paint is the same amazing formula as Heirloom Traditions Paint but with a funky and fun color palette. There are 30 paint colors and 13 wax colors (available in spray and soft formula). “It’s vintage with a modern twist!!!” They also offer an amazing primer, a dark and light patina, and a finishing top coat in three different sheens.

For more information on Vintiques Chalk Type Paint Products please click here or visit your local retailer. Thank you for stopping by! -L