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How to Paint Chippy White Furniture using Velvet Finishes

January 15, 2019 • By

Bianca from Lotus Theory Designs is joining us today with an informative painting tutorial on how to paint chippy white furniture using Velvet Finishes Minimalistic – our January colour of the month! Enjoy!

Hello friends, Bianca here!

Watch this video tutorial and learn just how to paint chippy white furniture using Velvet Finishes Minimalistic, our January Colour of the Month!

One of the more popular styles of painted furniture today is the chippy farmhouse look. This trend also happens to be one of the easier projects to achieve! Join me as I take you through a step-by-step video session of how I went from this:

Watch this video tutorial and learn just how to paint chippy white furniture using Velvet Finishes Minimalistic, our January Colour of the Month!

To this gorgeous, chippy-licious beauty!

Watch this video tutorial and learn just how to paint chippy white furniture using Velvet Finishes Minimalistic, our January Colour of the Month!
Watch this video tutorial and learn just how to paint chippy white furniture using Velvet Finishes Minimalistic, our January Colour of the Month!

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Watch this video tutorial and learn just how to paint chippy white furniture using Velvet Finishes Minimalistic, our January Colour of the Month!

RMore furniture makeovers from Bianca…

See this amazing purple hutch tutorial using Velvet Finishes from Lotus Theory Designs. Velvet Finishes furniture flip makeovers and tips, with video!
Velvet Finishes Purple China Cabinet, read the post here.
How to Blend & Layer Paint on your painted furniture projects. Learn the furniture painting technique of blending and layering multiple colors while painting furniture to achieve a gorgeous finish. The layered painting technique is truly one of a kind.
How to Blend and Layer Velvet Finishes Paint, read the post here.
How to update furniture with paint, the easy way! Refinishing outdated furniture can be easy with Velvet Finishes. See our tutorials.
How to Update Furniture with Paint, read the post here.
See how to accent your furniture with metallic paint using Velvet Finishes. Highlight, paint, and accent with metallics in silver, gold, or pearl using VF!
How to Accent Furniture with Metallic Paint, read the post here.

Shout out to Bianca for sharing her amazing talent with us! Every piece of furniture that she coats with Velvet Finishes is stunning! Until next time friends…oh and Happy New Year!

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Huge shout out to Bianca for guest blogging with us today. You can find Lotus Theory Designs here:BlogShopFacebookInstagramPinterest Be on the lookout for more furniture flips and tips using Velvet Finishes from her soon!!


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Colorful Christmas Decor Ideas

December 10, 2018 • By

I’m sure it’s no surprise to know that I like things colourful – even Christmas decor. While the traditional red and green colour scheme is beautiful, I prefer a modern take on holiday decorating. Let me show you what I have in mind…get your jingle bells on, it’s time for a colourful Christmas!

These colorful Christmas decor ideas are anything but traditional red and green. Get inspired with these colorful christmas decor ideas that anyone can achieve!

Of course we are going to start this post with one of my favorite colours, black. This DIY white and black ombre tree is what Christmas dreams are made of.

Hello colour, texture, art, patterns, rainbows, dogs, and glitter. You know that this house is filled with glitter. 🙂

These colorful Christmas decor ideas are anything but traditional red and green. Get inspired with these colorful christmas decor ideas that anyone can achieve!
Apartment Therapy

This green and blue colour palette is to die for! Our Boho Luxe Home stocking sure did make a grand statement in ConfettiStyle’s holiday home decor. Be sure to check out Shelly’s coordinating tree and tablescape. 

These colorful Christmas decor ideas are anything but traditional red and green. Get inspired with these colorful christmas decor ideas that anyone can achieve!
ConfettiStyle

Let your Christmas tree be as merry and maximalist as your heart desires!

This galaxy Christmas tree is…you guessed it…out of this world!

These colorful Christmas decor ideas are anything but traditional red and green. Get inspired with these colorful christmas decor ideas that anyone can achieve!
A Kailo Chic Life

Yuni from Love Your Abode absolutely rocked our Boho Luxe Home peel and stick wallpaper in her holiday dining room makeover. Her wallpapered wall is stunning! See her tutorial, here.

Dimples and Tangles never disappoints me. I mean just look at her colorful porch decor…

With so many colour options, these little bottle brush trees are one of my favorite decor options!

Poinsettias are always such a classic filler on Christmas trees, and they add so much cohesion and impact for not too many dineros. – Just ask the brains behind this beauty over at Jeweled Interiors.

These colorful Christmas decor ideas are anything but traditional red and green. Get inspired with these colorful christmas decor ideas that anyone can achieve!

Red, pale blue, and white Christmas decor? Yes, yes, yes!!!

These colorful Christmas decor ideas are anything but traditional red and green. Get inspired with these colorful christmas decor ideas that anyone can achieve!

Pink, tassels, green, and gold – I will take this all day long,

These colorful Christmas decor ideas are anything but traditional red and green. Get inspired with these colorful christmas decor ideas that anyone can achieve!

Oh that clever Jenna. She used colour everywhere in her Christmas decor. Our Boho Luxe Home vintage gypsum pillows fit right in with her beautiful decor.

These colorful Christmas decor ideas are anything but traditional red and green. Get inspired with these colorful christmas decor ideas that anyone can achieve!

I hope that you’re feeling inspired to decorate on the wild side after viewing all of these beautiful homes.

Are you ready for Santa yet? 🙂

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The Ultimate Guide to Halloween 2018!

October 29, 2018 • By

It’s almost Halloween witches!!

I thought I would chime in today before all of the spooky festivities begin with a little, err large, Halloween recap of sorts.

From adult beverages and vegan pumpkin recipes to orange/black furniture makeovers and thrilling tablescapes – you know you can read it all here at the asylum.

Get your vodka and gummy bears ready, we are diving in witch feet first to a few of my favorite Halloween posts from years past.

This is the ultimate guide to Halloween 2018!!

Make the most of Halloween with this ultimate guide to Halloween 2018! From Halloween tablescapes and drinks to furniture makeovers - we tell it all here!

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How to Accent Furniture with Metallic Paint

October 28, 2018 • By

Bianca from Lotus Theory Designs is back, baby! You remember her from these Velvet Finishes posts, right?

Today, she is going to teach us how to accent furniture with metallic paint.

Ahh, metallic paint – something that adds a bit of shimmer, shine, luxe, and gorgeousness to a piece of furniture!

We offer three different metallics at Velvet Finishes – gold, pearl, and silver.

All equally fabulous.

Enough from me, Bianca is going to take over now – get ready to get your shine on!

See how to accent your furniture with metallic paint using Velvet Finishes. Highlight, paint, and accent with metallics in silver, gold, or pearl using VF!

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How to Make a DIY Halloween Sign Using Stencils

October 17, 2018 • By

Disclaimer: Stencil Revolution provided the stencil for this project. All opinions are 100% mine.

Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday.

*shocker I know*

Maybe it’s the mystery in the air, the freaks that come out at night, or the excuse to drink vodka and eat gummy bears that makes my black heart go pitter patter.

Regardless, I dig this day and am ready to celebrate with a DIY Halloween sign.

So, get your witch’s brooms ready!

This Halloween craft is stylish, easy to re-create, and of course – a little BOOzy!

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