White and Gold Glam Desk Makeover

Hello! I ran across this desk on a yard sale site and knew it had great potential. I needed one for my office and this was the perfect size. I wanted something simple that wouldn’t take away from the bold decor I have in there. This was perfect!

It was in pretty bad shape when I got it. Covered in several layers of black, teal and red latex paint and lots of gouges on the top as you can see here:

I sanded it down and painted it with Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in French Vanilla.  For the gold accents I used this fabulous product called Little Billy Goat Sticks. I chose the “Gold Leaf”. These are so awesome! They are little sticks for highlighting that come in seven different colors and are super easy to use. I love how it turned out!

I found this awesome cactus tapestry online that I’m loving!! To see the details click my affiliate link here. I’m a bit tapestry obsessed now.

I hope you enjoyed this makeover. Thanks for dropping by! -L

 

 

 

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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 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

 

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.

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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.

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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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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