Faux Finish Blog

How to get paint out of your clothes

I can’t tell you how many times I ruined a good pair of pants or my favorite shirt because I got paint on them, and ended up using them as work clothes until I figured out a way to clean them.

I have a habit of wiping my hands on my clothes when I am working because I really don’t care what my work clothes look like, and to be perfectly honest, I’m too lazy to come down off the ladder to get a rag.

A couple of times, when I went to the studio to do a quick sample while wearing my good clothes, I inevitably wiped the paint on my favorite jeans. UGH!

Maybe you have kids that love to paint and have ruined their clothes while making an art project. Don’t throw them away just yet.

Cheryl PhanHow to get paint out of your clothes
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20 business ideas you can start with little to no money

Have you ever dreamed about starting your own business? Taking your hobby or talent and building a business that you love? If this is something you have dreamed about now is the time to get started. With all of the free social media platforms to choose from you can start a business with little to no money. The only thing you will need is a laptop, a website and the burning desire to be your own boss. Not sure what type of business you want to start? No problem! Here are 20 business ideas that might just spark some interest.

Cheryl Phan20 business ideas you can start with little to no money
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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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