You can paint lamps!

Hello! Just a quick blog post to share how I did this antiqued silver finish on these lamps. It’s a finish I get a lot of requests for. Here is what you need:

Thee Velvet Glove Antiqued Silver Lamps

  1. Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in the color Black Bean
  2. Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in the color Thunderous
  3. Metallic Masters in Tarnished Silver
  4. Jet Black Liquid Wax by Heirloom Traditions

I cleaned both lamps really well, then painted on a coat of Black Bean, a very light coat of Thunderous, then Tarnished Silver and finished off with Jet Black Liquid Wax.

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And the After After picture my client sent me.

Thee Velvet Glove Antiqued Silver Lamps

Not too hard and a classic look!

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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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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

 

 

 

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 an image I found.

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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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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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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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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