Thanks to Sharon, I’ve found a paint color that I love – GF Reverent Gray. It is a cross between light khaki and vintage white. It works so well in this project because: 1. the highly detailed style of the piece and 2. the french Victorian (if that’s a thing) style of the selected transfer.… Read More Sharon’s Custom Design – Final Reveal
This post is a photo essay of the steps involved in a furniture paint project. This project is custom work for a wonderful lady, Sharon from Brooklyn, MI. It is posted so Sharon gets an almost real time peek at her piece getting its makeover. It shows the getting ugly before getting the beauty. See… Read More Sharon’s Custom Design – Part 2
Sharon wants a makeover for her dresser and has many choices. This post chronicles the makeover in 3 parts. Part 1 and 2 are planning and process phases. Part 3 is the big reveal. In a custom design, the client has artistic freedom (guidance available) to choose the design to makeover their own pieces. I’m… Read More Sharon’s Custom Design – Part 1
New GF product! Brushable, Water-Based, White Enamel in NEW FLAT sheen – contactless delivery or pick up available. Combined with Stain Blocker, also water-based, you have the two best products for painted cabinets and cupboards. Shelter-In-Place is the perfect time for this project – the one that’s been on your list for years, right. Get… Read More Isolation Project: Beautiful DURABLE White Cupboards
There are a ton of images and pages about how to MAKE paper clay molds. I can find no posts about DESIGNING with them. I depend on inspiration photo’s to get off the dime. Staring for an hour at this very plain buffet hoping for ideas to form was a long process. Where to start… Read More 3 Tips for Designing with Paper Clay Molds
I wouldn’t have painted this piece if it weren’t for the hacked up top – see photo scroll down below. Knotty pine is one of my favorite looks. It has that cabin feel. An extra bonus is the shape of the drawers. Bombay style is super hot right now. The bottom drawers, with their curves,… Read More Modern Cabin “Dixie” Dresser
I can not, in good conscience, paint over perfect wood. If it’s hacked up with scratches, water marks, or nicks, I’ll paint it. The body of this super nice dresser is really pretty fruit wood. I can’t find any defects. I don’t want to paint it, but the top is terrible. The manufacturer put formica… Read More Fruit wood, Too Nice to Paint?
Here’s the INSIDE MONEY SCOOP of my furniture painting ‘business’. You maybe shocked to learn the actual costs to create high quality paint and design. I’m sharing with you the income I generate painting furniture. Inquiring minds want to know! Selling a painted $50 thrift store dresser for $200 should make a lot of profit,… Read More So, How Much Money Do Furniture Flippers Make?
Ya gotta see a transfer image on actual furniture to get the much needed “I Can Do It” courage. About the VIN Transfer The image transfer VIN (Wine) comes in 4 Sections each one is about 9″ wide, perfect for a drawers. The sections are: 1. Un REPAS SANS (translates A Meal Without) 2. VIN… Read More My Experience Using VIN Redesign Décor Transfer®
Something wonderful is happening in Jackson, MI. The area is thriving with unique shops selling painted furniture. Some vendored and consigned, all of them founded, owned and operated by women! 3 new stores have popped up in the downtown area this last year alone. Any Style Any Where Find unique pieces hand painted by local… Read More Where to Buy Painted Furniture in Jackson MI