11 DIY Furniture Makeovers using Velvet FinishesJune 13, 2016 • By Kellie Smith
Recently, Velvet Finishes sponsored a super fun blog hop titled Makeover Madness!
A group of 11 amazingly talented ladies joined in and transformed some great furniture pieces with Velvet Finishes.
Today, I wanted to share with you these amazing projects and show what a change a little paint can do!
If you aren’t familiar with Velvet Finishes – it is our No Sand, No Wax, No Brushstrokes magical paint formula – created with the lazy girl painters in mind. We currently offer 21 highly-pigmented colours + many extras including gels, glazes, furniture prep cleaner, a protectant, and amazing furniture brushes. If you are a DIY newbie or an old pro, Velvet Finishes is the easiest furniture paint out there, I promise.
Let’s jump into the Makeover Madness Blog Hop projects and see what these ladies had to say about Velvet Finishes!
Yuni at Love Your Abode transformed her entire guest room, using Velvet Finishes Opulent on her bed and nightstands!
“You guys… paint does wonders. It truly does. I can’t even believe this is the same orange toned bed that it used to be! For the headboard and footboard, I applied 2 coats of Opulent paint (light gray) from the Velvet Finishes line. A few people who saw the room in person thought the bed originally came in that color. That’s proof that the quality of paint is that good.” – Yuni, Love Your Abode
Meg from Green With Décor covered this beauty with Velvet Finishes Enchanting.
“Velvet Finishes dries in a way that doesn’t show brush strokes, which is great, because this means you don’t have to worry about which way you’re applying the paint. Just cover the piece and you’ll be set. See? Easy! I can’t say this enough. The painting process with Velvet Finishes was really easy. I love trying out new paints, and I’m definitely a huge fan of Velvet Finishes after this project!” – Meg, Green With Décor
Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane did an amazing job with this dresser. I mean how Handsome is this piece? 🙂 Deb used our navy shade, Handsome.
“Here’s after one coat of paint. As you can see the blue was a little more on the royal side, but with one other coat the paint turns to the perfect shade of blue. The process of painting is smooth and easy. I felt that the product was easy to avoid brush strokes as well as drip marks. It was a quick dry and a smooth finish.” – Deb, Seeking Lavender Lane
Kate at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating revamped her kitchen island and used VF Opulent!
“I shook the paint well and started to paint with some brushes I already had. No fancy brushes are needed for Velvet Finishes! The paint went on easily and I found the paint to go a really long way. I did two coats to give a nice even coverage and that is what it calls for. I was going over a lighter color so it was no problem.” – Kate, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Amy from Amy Howard Social transformed a few pieces with Velvet Finishes. Check out her Glamorous office chair, Minimalistic Bookshelf, and Boheme dresser!
“Thank you Velvet Finishes for creating a furniture paint, perfect for painting virgins like me – and if you’re an ol’ painting pro – this is the magic in a bottle that you have been waiting for.” – Amy, Amy Howard Social
Amy at Canary Street Crafts transformed this lovely piece with Velvet Finishes Timeless + Enhance Dark Glaze!
“We used Velvet Finishes paint for the first time on this piece. We started with VF Ready, which cleans and deglosses your piece. Next, we painted two coats of VF paint in the color Timeless. I have to say, I really loved this paint. Unlike most chalk paints, I didn’t have to thin it with water and it painted beautifully with a smooth finish. I finished the piece with VF Enhance. It’s a dark glaze and gave it a really pretty, subtle antiqued look.” – Amy, Canary Street Crafts
Kristen at Pursuing Vintage gave this chair a fun makeover with Velvet Finishes Ethereal! Isn’t her fabric choice stunning?
“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!)” – Kristen, Pursuing Vintage
Jenna at Wife In Progress Blog painted her coffee table with Velvet Finishes Rococo and lightly distressed the edges and sides.
“If you’re unfamiliar with VF, it’s really quite amazing. I didn’t prep my table in any way before hand. No sanding, no priming and best of all – richly pigmented coverage that leaves NO brushstrokes. I like to call VF the lazy painter’s best friend!” – Jenna, Wife In Progress Blog
Tamyra from Positively Southern painted her project with Velvet Finishes Timeless.
“Since this was my first venture into the world of painting furniture I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was a relief as soon as I swiped my first coat of paint on. Velvet Finishes practically glides across the surface.” – Tamyra, Positively Southern
Shelly at ConfettiStyle transformed an umbrella stand and bar cart with Velvet Finishes Baroque!
“The first step in painting this piece was to use Velvet Finishes READY to clean and prep the surface. All you have to do is spray READY on, let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe it away. Your surface will be clean and ready for paint. I love this stuff! Next I applied the paint (no priming needed–a big bonus in my book) using a good quality paint brush. One of the things I like most about Velvet Finishes is how smooth the paint goes on and how the brush strokes just disappear as the paint dries. It really makes painting a breeze.” – Shelly, ConfettiStyle
Marsha at MJones Style used Velvet Finishes Ethereal for her Makeover Madness project!
“The three step application is a no brainer and dries really fast. Just spray on the Ready, have a half glass of wine, then wipe off. Paint, like an amateur and finally, slap on the Protect and you just entered yourself in the DIY painters hall of fame like any famous people out there as the CelebMasta. Velvet Finishes is that easy.” – Marsha, MJones Style
I hope that you’re feeling inspired to create something magical with Velvet Finishes!
What pieces do you have that could use the Velvet Finishes touch?
Fabulous round-up Kellie. I loved working with Velvet Finishes!