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. 🙂

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

 

Aurora Staining Gels on Raw Wood

This little chair was rough and I mean rough, but I like it’s rough and toughness. I sanded it some so I wouldn’t get splinters and got my Aurora Staining Gels out.  I wanted to keep the rustic feel of this chair. I wanted to experiment more with them on raw wood. It was a match made in heaven. If your piece has any varnish on it you’ll need to remove that before applying Aurora Staining Gels. 16I used Aurora Staining Gels in the colors Cherry Bomb, Island Paradise and I’m Jaded. I put the Cherry Bomb on first. It comes in these great squirt bottles! So easy to use!

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3aaThen I put a coat of I’m Jaded over the entire chair. After it dried, I distressed it back some and I’m really please with the outcome.

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14aa10aaasgtvgPicMonkey CollagebaAurora Staining Gels come in 20 funky colors including 5 metallic staining gels. No top coats needed. Chalk Type Paint can be sealed with Aurora Staining Gels. Soap and water clean up too.

For more information on Heirloom Traditions products click here.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

 

Thrift Store Folding Chair Makeover with 1GEL.

Hello friends!! I’ve been busy recently cleaning out my garage. It’s been much more of a chore than I expected and the Arizona heat doesn’t help.  When I get in a “get rid of it” mood, nothing is safe. I pulled this chair out (that I bought at a thrift store) and put it in the back of my SUV to take to Deseret Industries aka D.I. I pulled up to D.I. with a load of stuff and took another look at it and ended up bringing it back home.

I came home, blew past the garage mess, grabbed my 1GEL and headed to my paper hoard where I picked out some different designs. Leopard, Floral, Stripes and Polka Dots, cause why not?

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I painted the frame of the chair with one of my go to colors, Mint Julep Chalk Type Paint by Vintiques and then sealed with Vintiques Oxidized Patina Spray Wax. I love the depth the Oxidized Patina adds! To apply the Spray Wax, I shake the bottle really well and pour some out in a bowl then apply it with a brush.

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And then I attached the paper and sealed with 1GEL as shown in the video above.  That’s why they call it 1GEL, it’s a decoupage, sealer and transfer medium all in one. So easy and this chair is so much more fun than before! Click here for a video demonstration on how to use 1GEL.

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I waited for the top coat of 1GEL to dry and distressed the paper with 150 and 220 grit sandpaper then resealed.

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Here is the before and after picture:

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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.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

 

 

 

Set of Dainty Side Tables

A set of dainty little tables painted with Shabby Paints Peacock and then topcoated with their Vax and Hazelnut ReVax. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this line. The coverage, color and texture of the paint is fabulous and the Vax and ReVax are amazing and very user friendly. Bravo Shabby Paint! I’m hooked. Dimensions: 29″H x 16″W x 1″D. For Sale.  Please email me at theevelvetglove@gmail.com for price and details.  Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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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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Something Blue – Drop Down Secretary Desk and Chair

Something Blue –  Drop Down Secretary Desk and Chair

Simply Elegant Little Blue Desk and Chair.  Painted in the prettiest shade of turquoise, distressed and glazed in a Deep Whiskey Hue.  Gorgeous rhinestone knobs.  Desk Dimensions: 41″ tall x 26.5″ Wide x 16.5 Deep.

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