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

 

 

 

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:

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  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.

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Not too hard and a classic look!

For more information on Heirloom Traditions products click here.

To locate a retailer in your area click here.

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.

To locate a retailer in your area click here.

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.

To locate a retailer in your area click here.

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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To locate a retailer in your area click here.

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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4 Shades of Grey Nightstand

4 Shades of Grey Nightstand – VaVaVoom – 2 drawer nightstand custom painted for my Lovely Client, Karen in variegated shades of Greys and Silver then Glazed in a Deep Whiskey Hue.  Feminine and Elegant.

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