MakeOver Madness with Velvet Finishes Paint!

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Happy May everyone!  I’m so excited to share a fun furniture makeover project with you all today.  And best of all, you get to hop on over to other blogs to check out their fun makeovers through the MakeOver Madness Blog Hop!


I had the opportunity to work on a small furniture makeover project using Velvet Finishes Paint by Kellie Smith of Design Asylum Blog.   I thought it would be fun to bother my friend, Kathy, and give her desk chair a little attention.

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Kathy and I were excited with the amazingly bright selection of paint colors offered by Velvet Finishes.


We choose “Ethereal” for the project.

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Let me tell you that Velvet Finishes is terrific because it is so easy-peasy.  There is no priming, no wax at the end like chalk paint, and the paint goes on very smooth.  There is a very simple first step that involves spraying the chair with the “Ready” product – I just sprayed the chair, let it sit for a minute, and wiped it off.  (It was so easy, I was wondering if I did it wrong!  But NO – it really is that easy!)

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Next, just shake the paint well and brush it on!

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We did find that we needed to add a few coats to the areas that had been previously distressed.  The difference in the wood layers was showing through. Velvet Finishes 5 : Pursuing Vintage

But after a few coats of this quick-drying paint, we were ready to reupholster the seat and check out our finished product!  Isn’t it adorable?!

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Kathy and I thought the chair looked just too cute, and were excited to try it out at her desk.  However, once we got the chair inside, we discovered the color was a bit brighter than we anticipated, and just didn’t look right in the same spot.

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However, we realized that Kathy’s daughter would be thrilled to have a pretty pink chair!

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The chair looks adorable in her daughter’s bedroom – such a lucky girl!

Velvet Finishes was easy to use, and the color selection is so fun.  I would say that if you’re looking for a chalk-paint-type of paint (not glossy and easy to use!) Velvet Finishes is a great option, and offers colors that are SO much more fun than chalk paint.  Thank you so much to Velvet Finishes for supplying the paint for this fun project!

Please stop over at the next blog, ConfettiStyle, to check out Shelly’s makeover.

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Art Update

At the beginning of the month I shared my new piece of art with you, and I’m sure you recall how I was contemplating the placement of said art.  I know you were very worried about it, and have been waiting on pins and needles (!) but I have figured out where the painting will reside!

Are you ready?

And the winner is…..


Above the fireplace!

Blue & White Living Room / Pursuing Vintage

Once my husband was able to help me hang the art up on the wall (as opposed to just sitting on the mantel) I knew that I loved it there.

Blue Art / Pursuing Vintage

Please forgive the horrible lighting in these photos – I tried to photograph the room on the dreariest day of the year!

Blue and white mantel / Pursuing Vintage

I’m very pleased with the painting, and how it looks with my growing blue & white collection!  (Now to figure out what to do about those sconces… replace, keep, move them further in, or do away with completely?).

Be sure to check in with me next week as I share a project using Velvet Finishes paint… here’s a sneak peek!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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Book Review

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I just had to share a quick book review with you!  I received an advance copy of Lies and Other Acts of Love by author Kristy Woodson Harvey, and it was great!  Kristi is a fellow design blogger over at Design Chic, and this is her second novel.  I figured, the girl has great style, so she must be a great writer!

The book is a perfect spring and summer time read.  Here is the synopsis from the back of the book:

After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.
Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.
But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .

I’m a night-time reader.  I read every night before I fall asleep, and the only problem with this book (I say that jokingly!) is that I couldn’t put it down and was up way too late most nights until I finished the book!  Honestly, it was a great story and well written.  A book I can confidently recommend!

You can order the book on Amazon (it’s on sale for the big release!) or other online retailers.  You can follow Kristy at Design Chic and/or her author website.

(Opinions are my own – I was not compensated for this review other than receiving a copy of the book.)

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