Simply White and Totally Out of My Comfort Zone.

Hello friends! I can count on one hand how many times I’ve painted a piece of furniture white. I think I’ve done two besides this one, and those two weren’t all white and probably don’t even count.  I normally use lots of color and prints, bold stripes, leopard, floral, blues, pinks, red, orange, greens, polka dots, purples, gold and so forth. So many people are afraid of color, but me? I get nervous to do white. Kinda strange, because that’s what is incredibly popular with so many people, including me, loving the farmhouse look. I get quite a few messages and emails from people afraid to use color because they consider white “safe”. So this is me coming out of my comfort zone of color.

A classic white finish using Chantilly Chalk Type Paint,  a classic, bright white chalk type paint by Vintiques coupled with Antiqued Brown Spray Wax used as a glaze on a table with gorgeous carvings and tons of curves just begging for glaze down in those nooks and crannies. I sealed it with Vintiques Satin Top Coat. This table brings a lot on its own but I believe the white does soooo much for it and I’ve gotta admit I love the simplicity and classic look of it.

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Seven Color Distressed Table

Hello. I painted this little table this past weekend and wanted to share it with you. I used seven different colors in the Heirloom Traditions and Vintiques Chalk Type Paint lines.

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For the first coat I used Heirloom Traditions Direct Green (my absolute favorite green), followed with Heirloom Traditions Synergy, Alexandrite and random streaks of Vintiques Ol’ Navy and Sail Away.

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Then I painted the entire table in Vintiques Engine No.9, a wonderfully vibrant red. After that I added Mandarin to sections of the table and then I heavily distressed the entire piece with my Black and Decker Mouse Sander using 120 grit sandpaper allowing a parade of colors to peek through.

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For the topcoat I used my favorite satin topcoat by Vintiques. I love this stuff. It goes on so smoothly, enhances and deepens the paint colors and levels excellently, leaving a perfect finish! And it’s waterbased for easy cleanup!

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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

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

 

 

 

Juicy Hues – They’re good for the soul.

Juicy Hues – They’re good for the soul.  Bright, Bold and FUN – Drop-down Secretary Desk painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint  – Mustard Seed Yellow along with Cece Caldwell’s Spring Hill and Emerald Green and distressed.  Dimensions are: 31.5″ Wide x 46″ Tall x 15″ Deep.  Depth is 29.5″ with drop down open.  Desk has 3 large drawers, 2 small drawers, one cabinet and tons of compartments which are removable if needed.  Would be great in a bedroom, office, kitchen or even outside by the pool to store Red Solo cups, plastic ware and serve drinks on or perhaps could be used for gardening supplies and as a work area.

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Jimmy Buffett – 1973
Grapefruit
A bathin’ suit
You chew a little Juicy Fruit
Wash away the night
Yeah you chew a little Juicy Fruit
It’s good for ya soul.

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Blonde BOMBE

Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle – BLONDE BOMBE – Marilyn Monroe Bombe Chest of Drawers. Painted in Black and Red with Inca Gold Highlights. In Memory of The Baddest Chick ever, “Imperfection is Beauty. Madness is Genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”  Curvy curvy curvy!  Dimensions: 36″ W x 17 D” x 36 T”.

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Damsel in Distress – 5 Drawer Chest

Damsel in Distress ~ 5 Drawer Chest. This piece is a bit wild & rowdy but charming and full of panache. Painted in an parade of colors including turquoise, mustard seed yellow, white and a of couple others, then heavily distressed.  Fronts of drawers are vivid and feminine. Chippy harlequin pattern on each side using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Mustard Seed Yellow.

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(Wood Lovers Look Away) – Before and After

 I received an email from Marian aka “Miss Mustard Seed” letting me know she added my Damsel in Distress to her Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Website – Inspiration page. Thank you, Marian. Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is one of my favorite paints to use.
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