Faux Finish Blog

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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Nautical Bedroom for under $500

It all started with a 10-year-old boy (Kai) with Cerebral Palsy and Autism who loves boats and the water. A special needs child gets a special room makeover and we get to make another child smile.

 

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Why Women Have Learned to MAN-UP

 

Are you a single mom playing dual rolls? Do you have a husband or boyfriend that doesn’t own a screw driver? Or maybe you have a partner that knows how to fix things but procrastinates.

You know, that Honey-do-List that NEVER gets done.

Have I gotten your attention yet?

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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.

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Thrift Store Lamp Makeover Ideas

Why buy new lamp when you can make your own one-of-a-kind design. Lamps can cost an arm and a leg (you know what I mean). Lamp shades alone are $20 plus and finials can cost even more than the lamp. So why not make your own? It’s super-fast and only takes a few supplies and a little creativity. Check out these thrift store finds I transformed for under $20 …

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover | Cheryl Phan

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