Frame Makeover – Two Different Looks

Hello! Just a short little post showing two different looks for this thrift store frame I bought.

Heirloom Traditions Paint sent me the color Pulled Taffy in their Vintiques Chalk Type Paint line to try out along with some Tea Stained Taupe Spray Wax.

Pulled TaffyI went to hunting something I could paint with this fun powdery, purplish, pink. I came upon this frame. It was gorgeous so I grabbed it.

Frame BeforeI put on two coats to cover this dingy gold.

frame3The picture below is prior to applying the Tea Stained Taupe Spray Wax.

frameptAnd after Tea Stained Taupe Spray Wax. I love how it brings out the detail of the frame.

be5Pulled Taffy with Tea Stained Taupe Spray WaxBefore and AfterI repainted it in Olympic Gold by Modern Masters and added a piece of metal which I painted with Raven, also by Vintiques to create a magnetic chalkboard for custom piece. I love how they both turned out. Two completely different looks.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

My Favorite Color Combo Recipes

It can be difficult sometimes to visualize paint colors and finishing products together. In fact, it can be difficult to decide on a color alone. There are so many wonderful products out there to choose from. Sometimes, I throw caution to the wind, but most times I do a sample board. Today I thought I’d share some test boards I’ve done of my favorite color combinations from Heirloom Traditions and Vintiques Chalk Type Paint lines with links to the products. I hope you enjoy and possibly find some inspiration.

Color Recipes - Thee Velvet GloveBlack Bean with Snow White Aurora Staining GelHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Black Bean with Snow White Aurora Staining Gel.

Alexandrite with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Alexandrite with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Daredevil, Graceland Blue, TanyaLayered Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Daredevil, Graceland Blue and Tanya, then distressed.

Daredevil with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Daredevil with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Direct Green with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Direct Green with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Begonia with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Begonia with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Dearly Distressed with Oxydized Patina Spray WaxVintiques Chalk Type Paint in Dearly Distressed with Oxidized Patina Spray Wax.

Jadeite with Peacock Wax and Jet Black Spray WaxVintiques Chalk Type Paint in Jadeite with Heirloom Traditions Peacock and Jet Black Spray Wax.

Graceland Blue with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in my signature color, Graceland Blue with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Tanya with Copper Mine Aurora Staining GelHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Tanya with Copper Mine Aurora Staining Gel.

Sundance with Raspberry WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Sundance with Raspberry Soft Wax.

Sand with Muddy PondHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Sand with Muddy Pond Spray Wax.

Mandarin, Tanya with Sapphire Soft WaxHeirloom Traditions Mandarin, Tanya with Sapphire Soft Wax then distressed.

Posh Pink with Muddy PondHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Posh Pink, a signature color from White Lace Cottage and Muddy Pond Spray Wax.

Mocha with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in the color Mocha with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Sail Away with Antiqued Brown Spray WaxVintiques in the color Sail Away with Antiqued Brown Spray Wax.

Mint Julep with Muddy Pond Spray WaxVintiques in the color Mint Julep with Muddy Pond Spray Wax.

Thunderous, Tarnished Silver, Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Thunderous, Metallic Masters Tarnished Silver and Jet Black Spray Wax. You can achieve a very similar finish to the antiqued silver nightstand pictured below with the above product combination.

Thee Velvet GloveOl' Navy with Snow WhiteVintiques Chalk Type Paint in Ol’ Navy with Snow White Aurora Staining Gel.

Jadeite with Antiqued BrownVintiques in the color Jadeite with Antiqued Brown Spray Wax.

HTP Products Thee Velvet GloveColor CombosThe pictures below are additional pictures of the color combinations already listed.

Color CombosTest BoardsGrouped Test BoardsTest BoardsTest Boards - Thee Velvet GloveTVG ProductsFor more information on Heirloom Traditions products click here.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

 

 

 

Because every girl needs a little leopard in her life.

 

Thee Velvet GloveRecently I asked the question on my Facebook page, “What finish or technique would you like to see a blog post about?” The majority of the answers were decoupage, then layering. I decided to do a decoupage post and show how easy it is with 1GEL by Heirloom Traditions Products. It’s an amazing transfer and decoupage all-in-one medium. I started out with a king size headboard pictured below. Pretty, right? But lacked the WOW factor I was looking for.

beforeSo I decided to GLAM it up! First, I flipped it over and removed the inserts.

Thee Velvet GloveThen, out came the paint, paper and gold! First, I painted the entire headboard in Black Bean Chalk Type Paint by Heirloom Traditions.

black-bean-300x278__15404.1446061080.1000.1200Thee Velvet GloveThen I took the inserts, sanded them lightly with 220 grit sandpaper and attached this awesome, metallic, leopard print paper that I cut to size. I did another piece using this same paper here.

Thee Velvet GloveI simply applied the 1GEL to the back of the paper with my brush, placed the paper on and smoothed it out with a dry staining sponge and a brayer. I let it dry overnight.

Thee Velvet GloveThen I took Metallic Master Golden Glimmer Gilding Patina by Heirloom Traditions to the headboard and used it as a glaze. There really is no right or wrong way to apply. I just slather it on and wipe back with a damp rag. The gold stays down in the crevices. YUMMY!! Metallic Masters Gilding Patinas are metallic gel top coats. You can apply them to chalk type or milk painted surfaces. You are also sealing your paint with a durable finish. A lot of bang for your buck!

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Before and Afters:

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I used Vintiques Satin Top Coat to seal. It’s a water based top coat that gives your painted finish long lasting durability & scrubability.

Thee Velvet GloveThee Velvet GloveFor more information on Heirloom Traditions products click here.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

 

 

Grit to Glam – Black Leather Recliner Makeover

Hello! Who doesn’t love a good Grit to Glam Makeover? Paula Blankenship from Heirloom Traditions Paint sent me some Reluv Leather Renew in the color Ebony to try. I had the perfect piece to try it on. Squeal!!! Thee Velvet GloveI picked this recliner up one day at Goodwill. I paid $23 and change for it. When I first sat down in it it wouldn’t recline at all. The handle kept getting stuck. But it was super clean under the cushion and it was from The Leather Factory. It had nailhead trim and was very well made! I flipped it over in the store and found that a bracket was jammed. I (somehow) managed to fix it, flipped it back over and it worked like a charm. I asked my friend to please sit in it (I’m fairly sure a gentleman about 10 feet away was waiting to pounce after he saw it recline.) and went to look for someone to write me a ticket up to purchase it.

Thee Velvet GloveThee Velvet GloveTo prep the leather I used acetone and gave it a good once over, then let it dry. Acetone strips the leather of any oils or conditioners that may have been applied over time. I found this at Home Depot for around $7.00 and I used hardly any of this quart, but it was the smallest size they carried.

Thee Velvet GloveEnter ReLuv and this awesome applicator. It’s called the True Applicator for streak-free applications of topcoats, glazes, stains, paint, etc. Folks, it has slits in the sides so you can get a good grip while you’re applying and it leaves no brush strokes!

Thee Velvet GloveReLuv has a pudding like consistency. I stirred it up with a chopstick and went to town.

Thee Velvet GloveI suggest wearing gloves while applying Reluv. Below is a before and after of one coat. Great coverage! I started with one light coat and added another coat.

Thee Velvet GloveI added some silver to the nail head trim and it’s all finished! It’s like a brand new chair!

Thee Velvet GloveThis stuff is like magic for worn leather! It’s pretty amazing. Check out these before and after shots.

Thee Velvet GloveThee Velvet GloveRight now Reluv Leather Renew is available in three colors: Chestnut Brown, Ebony and Mahogany. It can be used on leather boots, saddles, purses, jackets, briefcases, etc. Reluv will restain your leather without changing the feel of it at all.

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Here’s a video clip below of Paula demonstrating how to apply Reluv.

Thee Velvet GloveFor more information on Heirloom Traditions products click here.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

 

 

Painting Pleather – A 70’s Ottoman goes Gold Glam.

Hello. This ottoman was given to me a few years ago by a friend of mine. I LOVE IT! I use it to sit on while I paint because it’s got a comfortable cushiony, big, seat and wheels. I can spin around and what furniture painter wouldn’t love that? It’s just not the prettiest thing, so I thought I’d give her a makeover.

So here she is. This is the before. Not so great looking but the potential is there…

Thee Velvet GloveI cleaned the ottoman with Simple Green, rinsed with water and put on a coat of FAB! by Heirloom Traditions, a dual purpose product, primer & sealer for fabric. I used FAB! mainly for the primer. It might not have been necessary over vinyl but I went ahead and put a coat on regardless. Below is a picture immediately after a coat of FAB!

You can see more on FAB! in this chair makeover I did here.

Thee Velvet GloveNext, I painted on a coat of Vintiques Chalk Type Paint in the color “Buttercup” as shown in the video below. I sanded with 220 grit sandpaper between the two coats of Buttercup.

Then for the GOLD! This stuff is great! I put on three light layers of Heirloom Tradition’s Metallic Masters Top Coat in Golden Glimmer. One of the best things about it, Metallic Masters Top Coats will seal your chalk type and milk painted surfaces and add a durable, scruable protection to your painted surface. misc008__24433.1446142686.1000.1200Swoon! I was in LOVE! I have a huge place in my heart for gold.

Here is a short video below applying the Metallic Masters in Golden Glimmer by Heirloom Traditions.

And here’s the result. I’m so pleased with it. Who would’ve thought brown 70’s pleather could look this good? I want it in my living room now. I’m gonna have to find myself another scoot scoot to sit on while I paint.

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Check out this video on Metallic Masters here.

Before and After:

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

Handmade Texture plus a Chalkboard featuring Heirloom Traditions Paint Products

Hello. I’ve been playing with Venetian Texture Medium by Heirloom Traditions Paint this weekend. Venetian Texture Medium is a paint additive. You can add it into any Heirloom Traditions/Vintiques chalk type paints to thicken the paint color of your choice.  Then you can apply the thickened paint with a brush to create an aged, chippy look or with a putty knife to create a Venetian texture pattern. So fun and a great, easy, way to create texture. There are several different application methods out there. I made a few videos (one handed, so please bear with me) of the way I did it. I’ve had this sandwich board for a while now and wanted a more beachy, weathered look to it.

I poured the color “Sand” Chalk Type Paint by Heirloom Traditions into a container.

Thee Velvet GloveThen, I added a small amount of Venetian Texture Medium. Thee Velvet GloveThee Velvet GloveThee Velvet Glove

I mixed it up until it got thick.

I applied it like this, forming small peaks by stippling, let it set up until it got about half way dry, then I knocked the peaks down.

In the above video I’m knocking down (flattening) the peaks with the flat edge of my 5 in 1 tool but you can also use a credit card (in this case a Cabela’s Gift Card.), etc., by dragging it across them creating a yummy texture.

Thee Velvet GloveThee Velvet GloveAfter the Venetian Texture was dry I painted over it with Aqueduct, let the Aqueduct dry and then sanded over it with 150 grit sandpaper. The texture really showed up nicely in a contrast between the two colors. It came out exactly like I wanted.

Thee Velvet Glove Handmade TextureThee Velvet GloveSo that took care of the frame of my sandwich board. For the chalkboard portion I used the color “Black Bean” Chalk Type Paint by Heirloom Traditions. I used two coats on each side, seasoned them with chalk by placing the chalk longways and rubbing it all over the black board, erased it and TADA you have an instant chalkboard surface to write on.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

 

Painting Plastic – 20 Minute Makeover featuring Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint

Want a quick makeover? This is a plastic, thrift store frame. Yes, you can paint plastic with Heirloom Traditions Paint Products. It’s got tons of grooves and it’s a great size. It started out gold and was pretty as it was, but I wanted pink and I had the perfect pink on hand, Posh Pink by White Lace Cottage for Heirloom Traditions Paint. I made over this frame from start to finish in about 20 minutes. I used Vintiques Engine No. 9 Chalk Type Paint, Heirloom Traditions Posh Pink Chalk Type Paint and Muddy Pond Spray Wax. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day so I’m in full blown red and pink mode.

Thee Velvet Glove Before and AfterFirst, I brushed on some Engine No. 9 around the outside edges and corners of the frame. I did this because I knew I wanted a peek-a-boo color to come through after some light distressing. I let that dry, which being in Arizona doesn’t take much time. Then, I painted on Posh Pink Chalk Type Paint. This is a wonderfully sweet, perfect pink! After that I lightly distressed with 220 grit sandpaper.

Next, I poured some Muddy Pond Spray Wax onto a paper plate. I sprayed my brush with a little bit of water and dipped it into the Spray Wax, brushed it on and then wiped some away as shown in the video below. (I apologize for the video quality. That’s something I need to get better at.)

 

Muddy Pond is my favorite wax to bring out the detail and add some depth over pastels and whites. It’s my go to shade of wax.

And TaDa! All finished. Here are some more detailed pictures.

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Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you for stopping by! -L