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My Top Projects for 2017

Wow! Can’t believe 2017 is over. It feels like it goes by in a blink of an eye. There were so many great memories made, goals accomplished and ups and downs along the way. But, I must admit it was a fabulous year.  When I look back on all the furniture I painted, homes that were transformed, kids I made happy when they saw their room for the first time and clients who look in awe when I finished a job they commissioned me to do in their home, it makes all the work I did worth it.  

I’m looking forward to the new challenges for 2018 and the what the new year will bring.  I know God will guide and direct my life to for fill his purpose and the road he has designed for me.

After reflecting over the year, I want to share my top 10 Projects and Blog posts with you!

Cheryl PhanMy Top Projects for 2017
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How to Repair Rusty Garage door

There’s nothing worse that rust spots on your garage doors. If you see rust spots on your garage door, you should remove them immediately. If you let it go one for too long you will end up having to replace the entire door. Most of the time you can spot-treat the problem to prevent it from growing. Here are a few simple steps to repairing the rust on your garage door.

Cheryl PhanHow to Repair Rusty Garage door
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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.

Cheryl PhanWhat is Glaze?
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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’.

Cheryl PhanHow to Paint an Aged Rust Finish
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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.

Cheryl PhanHow to Create Patina that looks Authentic
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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.

Cheryl PhanDIY Nautical TV Tray Makeover
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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

Cheryl PhanHow to Make Your Own Chalk Type Paint
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