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DIY: Making faux brick walls look old

June 24, 2015 • By

I love brick.

Painting faux brick walls is easy!

Brick walls, brick floors, brick ceilings.  Any and all of them.  Brick can really give a space a unique and textured look, whether left natural or painted.

I decided to add a brick wall section in the design studio for photographing furniture and I wanted it to look old.  I wanted character and layers of time.

Painting faux brick walls | Design Asylum Blog

The process was quite simple!


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Painting furniture with Velvet Finishes is so easy!

June 18, 2015 • By

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.

They are afraid they are going to ‘mess up’ a piece of furniture.  They are afraid it’s going to be too hard.  They are afraid they won’t like it after they are done.

It’s.  So.  Easy.

I reassure them with two my two very deep statements and sentiments:

It’s only paint.


Painting furniture with Velvet Finishes is so easy, even I can do it!

Painting with Velvet Finishes | Design Asylum Blog

See?  I told you!  Look how gorgeous!


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DIY: Tray with O’verlays

May 26, 2015 • By

I love trays on a table.

They make everything nice and neat.

They corral the junk and just make a space look more organized.

I also love O’verlays.

O’verlays add a decorative element to whatever they are applied to, are so easy to use and  are just plain awesome!!

I thought, surely I can combine my love of the two…so I did…

I made a tray with O’verlays.

Design Asylum Blog | DIY: Tray with O'verlays

This project was super easy!