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How to paint furniture with Velvet Finishes!
I get a lot of emails from people who are new to painting furniture. It's so cool that they are interested in trying out Velvet Finishes!
But many of them are scared....
Wanna know what a bunch of drill holes can do for an ugly old dresser?Yeah, didn't think so. Though give me a chance to explain - I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised!Anyone can do this at home and the results are truly special.I've summarised this tutorial slightly for Home Talk. You can find the full how-to here on my blog.
Brushed by Brandy said this piece was intimidating as all heck. It was huge and boldly styled, those claw feet make a statement on their own. When I picked this up, my husband wasn't sure what I was thinking! I just look for things that are different, styles I haven’t done before, and well made. This thrift store find met those criteria, so I brought the set home.
I saw these DIY Christmas balls made from beach balls online and thought they looked easy to make (and they were, thanks to the tutorial). But first I had to go to 1 Target and 2 different Walmarts to find beach balls. I live in FLORIDA people. You’d think every Walmart and Target in this area would have beach balls year round. But, nope! The 2nd Walmart I visited did the trick. I bought 4 balls.
Check out the latest MAKEOVER. A kid ravaged dresser turned Schoolhouse style dresser.
This dresser had seen better days, but after a little paint and some elbow grease I was able to bring it back to its BEAUTIFUL glory!
I love a good IKEA hack project and this one turned out just as good as I had imagined it in my head! I started with a plain IKEA Tarva Dresser and then went to work transforming it into a beautiful art decor inspired metallic gold honeycomb dresser and I love how it turned out!
My husband and I love to repurpose old furniture, making it new again. We had this dresser in storage and I just couldn't decide on how I wanted to finish it. I loved the top drawer, which looks like it is several little drawers. I had seen some dressers with little drawers all painted different colors and thought about doing the drawer in that style. I finally decided I needed a coffee bar! Once that decision was made, I knew. I love how it turned out and love all the storage, freeing up precious counter space in my kitchen.
This piece has sat in storage at my mom’s for many years. It belonged to my precious, great grandmother, aka Mamie. The chest is way over one hundred years old. Mamie lived with my grandmother and she used the chest in her bedroom. I remember Mamie kept her Jewerly, that she let me play with when I was a little girl, in one of the top drawers. She had hair to her waist and she kept her brush and hair pins and hair combs on the dresser. Sweet, sweet memories of my childhood. It was painted a pale pink from top to bottom. Years later after my Mamie passed and then my sweet grandparents, the old pink chest went into storage. While prowling through Mom’s storage I came across Mamie’s chest and asked Mom if I could have it for my own. She was happy to give me the opportunity to restore Mamie’s chest. Needless to say, since Mamie’s chest had been in storage for many, many years, plus it’s age before being put in storage, it was a hot, little mess.
An old dresser is updated with paint and sanding. The final result is a look that is inspired by the Balayage hair coloring - a gradual change in color! This small dresser is beautiful, with some engraved detailing and small casters on the bottom. But it was left in the corner, un-used and ignored. Now it is a centerpiece, ready to grab our attention, and help store things in our home.