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I should profess something right from the start....I've never embraced this whole "let's paint everthing in sight movement" that many have done. That said, there are several pieces in our home that are painted. So when I was asked me to be part of this I jumped at the chance to see what all this painting was about.
My project started with an Ikea chest called the Rast. I'd seen several makeovers on this particular piece and thought it would be an ideal project for me.
Honey was a very good sport and assembled the chest for me. Just as soon as he got it put together I slapped a coat of Kilz on it.
Then it was time to get serious about the painting process. Velvet Finishes was more than generous and supplied all of us that are participating in Makeover Madness Blog Hop the paint of our choice. There are lots of amazing colors to choose from.
My choice for paint was Timeless.
In addition to paint,Velvet Finishes has a product called Protect. Think of this as a sealer, it is a specially formulated, commercial grade, non-yellowing satin polyacrylic that in addition to sealing the paint it gives a nice sheen.
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. I could have applied the paint to the chest even without having used Kilz.
Much to my surprise you could not see the roller marks or the brush marks even with just the one coat. It dried very quickly, wasn't tacky to the touch which was a HUGE plus!
To pretty the chest up even more I added brass angles to each corner on each drawer, along with a brass nob.
The way this piece turned out far exceeded my expectations! I believe it is positively gorgeous!
I can not sing the praises of Velvet Finishes loud enough! One more thing I'd like for you to know I have asthma which always causes me concern with anything that might have an odor. After applying both the paint and the protect there is hardly an odor.
Now be sure to hop on over to Green With Decor for you next stop on the blog tour.
Seeing Lavender Lane
Green With Decor
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Love Your Abode
Amy Howard Social
Wife in Progress
Canary Street Crafts
**This post was a sponsored post by Velvet Finishes. All opinions of this product are 100% my own.**