Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Handsome Blue Velvet Finishes Free Desk Makeover

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Welcome back my Beauties!
I am back with another makeover and this one is a Handsome Blue Desk Makeover using Velvet Finishes Line of products!
Disclosure: This paint in this post was provided by Velvet Finishes. All opinions, images and love of painting projects are 100% mine. 
I picked up this Desk for free next to a dumpster. 
It was a SOLID piece but a BEAST to move.
The top was in pretty good shape so I knew I could just clean that up, 
but the base needed to be painted.
Velvet Finishes to the Rescue!

I have been wanting to try this paint for a while so I was excited when I had the chance to finally try them.
One of the things I love about Kellie Smith's paint line is that she makes it as little work as possible...Paint smart...not Hard...a girl after my own heart!
One of the ways she does that is with this "READY" spray.
The READY mixture eliminates the need to really prep or sand your piece. 
Spray the READY on your piece, let it sit for a minute or two, then wipe it down with a clean cloth.
painted furniture free desk roadside rescue makeover before and after

Once the piece was prepped it was time to paint. I loved this color called "handsome" 
It is my New favorite blue. The pigment is outstanding and it goes on so nice!
Kellie notes that the paint is not a chalk paint, not a milk paint, but rather a “specially formulated, low VOC and non-toxic, latex, water-based paint.” 

This here was after only ONE COAT! I told you the pigment in this paint was awesome.
I gave it two coats and after it dried I was ready to Protect it.

I love how easy it was to protect this piece using her "protect" product.
You can watch her You Tube tutorial to see how easy it is.
Just click here to watch it.!

painted makeover blue boho chic velvet finishes desk makeover before and after diy blogger

This was the finished product!
Can you even believe this is the same piece that was left next to a dumpster!

boho chic eclectic desk makeover before and after velvet finishes paint handsome blue

To jazz it up even more I added some new hardware.
I actually picked up these brushed nickel knobs at a thrift shop for a couple bucks.
They really helped transform the piece.

And there you have it.
Another piece rescued to the trash!
I am happy to say to, that this is the piece I told you about on my Facebook Page.

I brought it in and by the time I got home they had called to tell me it had already sold and left the building.
Its been a while since that has happened so it was a good feeling to have!
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
I got myself a new laptop that I have to relearn so I will finally be able to share all the makeovers I have been working on while my computer was on the fritz.
So until next time; 
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!