04 May 2016

Makeover Madness

Welcome to our Makeover Madness Blog Hop!!!  If you are popping over from  MJones Style I'm delighted you are here!  Her #makeovermadnessbloghop was fabulous!

If you are a regular follower of the blog you are in for a real treat as I've partnered with an amazing company, Velvet Finishes and 10 amazing bloggers to bring  you inspiration in all your DIY projects.

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.
Velvet Finishes

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.
Be sure and stop by the other bloggers on the  tour and look for our special hashtag #makeovermadnessbloghop on Instagram  for inspiration!

Seeing Lavender Lane
MJones Style
Green With Decor
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Love Your Abode
Pursuing Vintage
Confetti Style
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.**

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  1. Tam, this looks like a high end piece of furniture! My goodness, the color is bu-ti-ful. I love the brass touches and you can move this charmer all over your home.

  2. Wow! Now that is a great transformation! I love the brass hardware! I am glad to hear how well the Velvet Finishes paint worked out. I ordered some for a project but I have never gotten around to using it yet.

  3. This is gorgeous!! I love the paint color with the brass accents!

  4. Tamara, I just love your dresser. The combination of grey and brass is always a winner in my book.
    Awesome job!

  5. Love this chest makeover. I have started painting pieces...though I am a bit tempted. sheila

  6. Hey Tamyra, Great job on the chest. The brass trim really adds so much and the color is awesome. Kathy

  7. I love how this turned out! Especially the gold accents, great job!

  8. I love your color choice and the gold accents are amazing!! Great job!!


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