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What is Glaze?

 

Glaze is simply a thin, translucent film of color that’s painted over a base coat. Many faux and decorative paint techniques require glaze; it’s essential to create rich, dimensional paint treatments. It’s basically paint without the tint added.

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How to Paint an Aged Rust Finish

I once met a European girl who said to me, “You Americans are so  funny, you buy new things and make them look old” and we throw away old things and buy new. I love antiques and vintage things, but the reality is it’s hard to find decor items that are aged and vintage. If you want that farmhouse, weathered or rust finish look you have to make them yourself, unless you live near junk yards or go pick-in’.

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How to Create Patina that looks Authentic

You don’t need any fancy products to create this beautiful Patina finish. I’m going to show you how you can make your own chalk paint and create this authentic looking patina on anything.

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DIY Nautical TV Tray Makeover

Do you remember these TV trays?  Maybe you still have them tucked away in the corner and only use them once in a blue moon. Here’s a fun idea…Turn them into a nautical side table.

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How to Make Your Own Chalk Type Paint

Stop paying for overpriced chalk paint and MAKE YOUR OWN

Today I’m going to let the cat out of the bag and share with you my chalk type paint recipe. I’m going to show you how to make your own chalk for a little as $5.

Make your own Chalk Paint | Cheryl Phan

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When to use Oil … Latex …. or Chalk Paint?

 

When to use Latex Paint - Paint Guide by Cheryl Phan

Knowing what type paint to use can be a bit confusing and a little overwhelming. I get this question a lot. The TRUTH is, there’s a simple rule to follow.

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Painted Bed Tray

Bed trays are a bedroom must have. Whether you like working from the comfort of your bed or you’re lucky enough to have someone serve you breakfast in bed, a tray is a must have in your bedroom décor.

It’s multi-functional as well. I can use it to place my laptop on, lift it up to hold a book and I can sit in bed and eat my meal. Plus, it looks pretty sitting on the bed.

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Best Paint Brushes I’ve Ever Used

Best Paint Brushes Cheryl Phan

The secret to achieving a smooth finish is using the right paint brush. If you skimp on your tools it will show up in your end results. Saving a couple of dollars on your paint brush will cost you in the long run. I’ve been guilty of this myself.

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