Wild Thing… You Make My Heart Sing ~ Hutch Makeover

I received an email from my client that purchased this “Carnival Chic” piece I painted below from me a couple of years ago for her home in New Orleans.

Carnival Chic Chest of DrawersHer message stated that she wanted her hutch finished in a similar fashion for the new home she bought in Austin, Texas. As we went back and forth coordinating shipping her piece to me, talking design, different colors, color placement, etc. we ended up deciding on a combination of the Carnival Chic Chest and a leopard/floral handbag she’d found.

My son and I went to see Suicide Squad about a month ago and I absolutely loved this quote:

“Normal is a setting on the dryer. People like us, we don’t do normal!” ~Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad. I found it kind of fitting for this piece. Harley Quinn

unnamedAfter she told me to “DO YOUR THING!”, I decided if my Carnival Chic Chest of Drawers and the Leopard/Floral Handbag had a hutch baby and threw in a dash of Harley Quinn (I love her red and blue combo and her spitfire personality.), this is what it would look like. It’s got it all; polka dots, stripes, harlequin, leopard, tons of color, flowers and a little grunge. Some folks are going to say what on earth did she do to that beautiful Ethan Allen hutch? This is what I did. LOL. #teamfearless

Wild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveThe picture below is before I added wax and Ancient Agings Aging Dust.

Wild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveIn the video below I’m adding Aging Dust to the crevices of the piece to create some subtle aging. I applied White Lime Soft Wax first so the Aging Dust would have something to adhere too. You can seal with clear wax if you want to, but it’s not necessary.

The base and top of the piece are painted in Vintiques Chalk Type Paint in the color Tiffany. The red I used is Vintiques Chalk Type Paint in the color Engine #9, Black and White “Harley Quinn” 😉 (harlequin) pattern is Vintiques Raven and Chantilly. Stripes on the top side are painted in Vintiques Chantilly and Heirloom Traditions Sundance. The green I used is Vintiques Sweet Pea with a little Jadeite mixed in and some Dark Patina over the top to age it some and tone down the color. LOL, ironic, I know.

Don’t forget, if your planning to purchase by clicking the links provided to each product to use my coupon code, VELVETGLOVE (All caps. No spaces.) for 10% off your online order. I had a client last week place a large online order and she got so excited she forgot to enter the coupon code. LOL. You can also click >> here to purchase.

Wild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveI love, love, love distressing. Distressing, detail work and pulling tape off of stripes are my thing.

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Wild Thing - Thee Velvet Glove140 Gold Polka Dots.

Wild Thing - Thee Velvet GlovePink Stripes are painted in Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in the colors Pink Posh and Begonia.

Wild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveIn the video below I’m adding Vintiques Antiqued Brown Soft Wax in the crevices.

Distressed door on the right, non-distressed door on the left. I love distressed black.

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Wild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveAnd one final shot because, shhhh, I don’t want to give her up. I kinda want to keep her. We’ve spent a lot of time together but her owner loves her and can’t wait to get her shipped back to her forever home. 🙂

Wild Thing - Thee Velvet GloveWant to give it a try? Get 10% off your online order by using my coupon code: VELVETGLOVE (All caps. No spaces.) by clicking >> here.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day! XOXO -L

 

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Before and Afters featuring Heirloom Traditions and Vintiques Chalk Type Paint Products

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Hello! How are y’all? I’m a big time lover of before and after
pictures. I think they say so much for what could be, especially if
you have a hard time imagining what can be created. I know quite a few
people that abandon a project because they can’t make it through the
ugly phase and the struggle is real, folks. I’ve had my moments too.
Every time I tell my mom what I have planned for a piece she looks at
me like I’m crazy. LOL And most times I am wild, bold and rowdy in
my designs, but that’s me and that’s what I do. Sugar Skull? Yea.
Leopard? Yea. Decoupaged Magic Horses? Yep. Lots of stripes, bold
colors and harlequin. I’m working on a hutch now that looks like it
belongs in a carnival. A full alligator piece and a splatter piece are
coming soon. So for my mom and others like her, or for those of you who simply dig before and afters I thought I’d put all the ones I’ve done using Heirloom
post. I hope you enjoy!

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Jungle Love

Thee Velvet Glove Before and AfterThe Table that Tugged at my Heart

chair11Chair Makeover with FAB!

Painted Lady Before and After Thee Velvet GlovePainted Lady Chest of Drawers

PicMonkey Collageblue2Nightstands featuring Vintiques Chalk Type Paint

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bt9hdMint Julep Table

PicMonkey CollagebeforeandaftertvgButtercup Buffet

PicMonkey Collagebanda3Graceland Blue Dresser

PicMonkey CollagebeforeandafterbokPainting Plastic – 20 Minute Makeover

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bacollagebeforeandafterEasy Spring Decor – Painting and Distressing Glass Bottles

untitledBecause Every Girl Needs a Little Leopard in her Life

THISONEPicMonkey CollageTHISONEARMATEXTGrit to Glam – Black Leather Recliner Makeover featuring Reluv

PicMonkey Collage Thee Velvet GloveThee Velvet Glove Elite Salon Pano3Salon Station Makeover Madness

PicMonkey CollagebaSeven Color Distressed Table

PicMonkey CollagetvgOmbre’ Candlesticks

beforeandafterThrift Store Folding Chair Makeover with 1GEL.

Thee Velvet Glove before and afterSimply White and Totally Out of My Comfort Zone

See all this fun stuff?

HTP Products Thee Velvet GloveTVG ProductsYou can find it all and more here!  I can’t say enough good things about this paint company! So many different product lines to chose from, great staff and great support!!!

For more information on Heirloom Traditions products click here.

To locate a retailer in your area click here.

Thank you for stopping by! -L

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.

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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

For more information on Heirloom Traditions products click here.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

Painted Lady – Chest of Drawers using Heirloom Traditions Products

As far back as I can remember I’ve loved the tv show, “Gunsmoke”. My younger sister, Lisa, and I used to watch it at my Mema and Papa’s house when we were little girls. I was always fascinated with the fabulous dresses and hats that Miss Kitty Russell, the saloon proprietress, along with the saloon girls wore. The jaunty feathers, ruffles, vivid colors, gloves, tassels, fringe, hats, puffed sleeves, lace and beaded bustiers in the dance hall always caught my eye. I can still hear Miss Kitty say, as she was looking in the window of the store at some fantastic shoes, “$2.65 for a pair of shoes! It’s too high. Wilbur Jonas is a bandit, Matt. You ought to arrest him.” (I found the clip! Posted below.)

I purchased this print from Legends of America. I used the colors and patterns as inspiration for this piece.

Thee Velvet Glove - Legends of America

For the base of the piece I used Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Sundance. I used 1gel Transfer & Decoupage Gel ALL-IN-ONE (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!) to decoupage the paper to the drawers and also to seal. I left the top as it was, naturally raw and rustic, and sealed the paint with Heirloom Traditions Clear Spray Wax and Muddy Pond Soft Wax (My favorite!) by Heirloom Traditions.

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“Honey, you just throw your shoulders back and get down there and howl.”

“Saloon girls wore brightly colored ruffled skirts that were
scandalously short for the time – mid-shin or knee-length. Under the
bell-shaped skirts, could be seen colorfully hued petticoats that
barely reached their kid boots that were often adorned with tassels.
More often than not, their arms and shoulders were bare, their bodices
cut low over their bosoms, and their dresses decorated with sequins
and fringe. Silk, lace, or net stockings were held up by garters,
which were often gifts from their admirers. The term “painted ladies”
was coined because the “girls” had the audacity to wear make-up and
dye their hair. Many were armed with pistols or jeweled daggers
concealed in their boot tops to keep the boisterous cowboys in line.

Most saloon girls were considered “good” women by the men they danced
and talked with; often receiving lavish gifts from admirers. In most
places the proprieties of treating the saloon girls as “ladies” were
strictly observed, as much because Western men tended to revere all
women, and because the women or the saloon keeper demanded it. Any man
who mistreated these women would quickly become a social outcast, and
if he insulted one he would very likely be killed.

In the early California Gold Rush of 1849, dance halls began to appear
and spread throughout later settlements. While these saloons usually
offered games of chance, their chief attraction was dancing. The
customer generally paid 75¢ to $1.00 for a ticket to dance, with the
proceeds being split between the dance hall girl and the saloon owner.

After the dance, the girl would steer the gentleman to the bar, where
she would make an additional commission from the sale of a drink.

Dancing usually began about 8:00 p.m., ranging from waltzes to
schottisches with each “turn” lasting about 15 minutes. A popular girl
would average 50 dances a night, sometimes making more a night than a
working man could make in a month.

To the saloon owner, the dance girls were a profitable commodity and
gentlemen were discouraged from paying too much attention to any one
girl, as dance hall owners lost more women to marriage than in any
other way.” ~ Article by Kathy Weiser/Legends of America.

For more information on Heirloom Traditions Products please click here or visit your local retailer. Thank you for stopping by! -L

Sugar Skull Chest of Drawers featuring Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint

I received a message from Paula Blankenship, the Creative Director for Heirloom Traditions Paint, about working together. Intrigued, I gave her a call and we ended up playing phone tag for a bit. Because I was familiar with who she was, I was excited when I finally got to speak to her. In fact, I think we spoke over an hour on the phone. She was everything I had read and heard about her. Easy to talk to, funny, caring, kind and knowledgeable about this business. And now, here I am, writing my first blog post for Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint. I hope you enjoy it!

Isn’t it funny how something so insignificant can spawn an idea? I found this piece of Masonite laying in a parking lot. I actually stepped on it, picked it up and threw it in my purse.

Thee Velvet GloveI just liked the shape of it, nothing more than that and I thought “I can do something with this.” I used it to outline shapes on the top and bottom drawers. So combined with it and some gorgeous colors from Heirloom Traditions I came up with this:

Sugar Skull Dresser by Thee Velvet GloveSugar Skull Chest by Thee Velvet GloveHave you tried Heirloom Traditions Products?! If not, you should! They have an amazing color palette and the finishing products are out of this world awesome!! They have SPRAY WAX, y’all! The products I used on the drawers were French Vanilla Chalk Type Paint, Black Bean Chalk Type Paint, Hibiscus Chalk Type Paint, Tanya Chalk Type Paint, Synergy Chalk Type Paint and Charlotte’s Red Chalk Type Paint. The base I painted with Thunderous Chalk Type Paint and finished off with Dark Patina. See how it gets down in all those grooves? I heart that! For more information on Heirloom Traditions Paint visit a local retailer or it’s also available for purchase online through my link. Go get some. Hurry!

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For more information on the History of Day of the Dead ~ Dia de los Muertos and Sugar Skull Tradition please visit this site. I found it very interesting and informative.

Thank you for stopping by! XOXO -L

Jungle Love – Before & After

Because every girl needs a little leopard in her life. Before and after photos of a custom piece I finished recently and fell in love with. Shipping to Utah soon. ❤ Thank you, Marianne!

Chest is painted in Olympic Gold by Modern Masters. Love that gold!

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