Faux Finish Blog

How to Paint Brushed Faux Suede Walls

Faux suede has become a popular wall finish because of its soft, elegant texture.

If you want a wall finish that is easy to apply and gives your space a warm and elegant decorative finish, Faux Suede may be just what you’re looking for. It’s a simple finish to achieve, even for a beginner.

Although you can buy suede paint in a can, the colors are limited. You can make your own to save money and create your own custom colors.

Cheryl PhanHow to Paint Brushed Faux Suede Walls
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How do you know what business to start when you have so many great ideas

So, how do you pick a business to start when you have so many ideas and you’re good at so many things? This is one of the hardest decisions for a creative person.

This was one of my struggles until I one day someone told me something I’ll never forget.

He said, “If you’re chasing too many dreams, you will never be an expert at any of them. Focus on one thing and do it well.”

Cheryl PhanHow do you know what business to start when you have so many great ideas
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Is It a Hobby or a Business – 6 Things You Need To Do to Turn Your Hobby Into A Business

Have you ever wondered how people turn their hobbies into a real business? What are they doing differently than everyone else? Do you have a hobby, craft, passion, trade that you would love to turn into a business making money doing what you love?

Here’s what you need to ask yourself; is what you’re doing a hobby or a business?

Cheryl PhanIs It a Hobby or a Business – 6 Things You Need To Do to Turn Your Hobby Into A Business
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Weathered Wood Finish in 3 Easy Steps

I bought this cute little table for $25 at my favorite thrift store. It was exactly what I was looking for except for the finish; I wanted a weathered wood finish. No big deal, this is an easy 3-step fix.

Cheryl PhanWeathered Wood Finish in 3 Easy Steps
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What time-sucking habits are keeping you from success?

Do you ever feel like there is too much to do and not enough time to get it done? What are some of the time-sucking habits that keep you from success?

One of the reasons I find that most creative women don’t start a business is because they say they can’t find the time. There are only so many hours in the day to field all the things that we need to get done and it can seem a little daunting and overwhelming.

Cheryl PhanWhat time-sucking habits are keeping you from success?
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4 Creative DIY Techniques to Transform your Furniture

Don’t you just love garage sales? It’s one of the best places to buy used furniture on the cheap. You’re going to learn how to use 4 different creative DIY and painting techniques that will inspire you to create your own piece.

Cheryl Phan4 Creative DIY Techniques to Transform your Furniture
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How to Create and Register Your Own #hashtags

So, what are hashtags, and should I register them?

I remember when people first starting hashtag-ing a couple of years ago. To tell you the truth, I didn’t get it. But once I saw everyone using them, I decided to take a closer look. Now I use them all the time.

Cheryl PhanHow to Create and Register Your Own #hashtags
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Don’t Discard Your Old Picture Frames

Transform your old picture frames …

I literally used two-way stick tape and an old picture frame to spruce up this outdated mirror in my bathroom.

Cheryl PhanDon’t Discard Your Old Picture Frames
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Subject Lines That Get Your Emails Opened

The Subject Line …

Have you ever received an email that you just had to open because the subject line left you wondering, or was so intriguing you had to take a peek?

Let face it. You put a lot of time into writing your blog and newsletters. You have great content and want to share it to the world, and the whole idea of writing a blog or newsletter is for people to read it.

Right! You have amazing content but if your subscribers are not opening your emails, how will they know?

So how do you get people to open your email?

Cheryl PhanSubject Lines That Get Your Emails Opened
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