Makeover Madness Blog Hop

May 3, 2016

Makeover Madness Blog Hop

Hi Friends! Today, I’m joining a group of bloggers for the Makeover Madness Blog Hop! We’re transforming our own pieces of furniture using a paintline called Velvet Finishes. The blog hop will cover 2 days. Be sure to check out each blogger’s makeover.



For this blog hop, my blogging friend, Kellie at Design Asylum, generously sent us paint from her amazing line called Velvet Finishes. This paint requires no sanding or priming and it goes on super smooth. Over the years, I’ve used many different varieties of chalk paint for furniture and I found the quality of this paint to be one of the best I’ve tried. If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve seen many chalk paint makeovers including my master bedroom furniture,my son’s dresser, a nightstand found next to the dumpster, and many more which you can find under the DIY tab

Since I joined the One Room Challenge and am in the process of transforming our guest room, I decided to utilize Velvet Finishes paint to revive some old pieces of furniture. Here’s the BEFORE picture I showed for Week 1 of the One Room Challenge. This guest room was a hodge podge of old furniture. I really desired to create a welcoming space for guests and am so glad I joined the challenge because the room is almost complete!


I basically took everything out and had to decide what was staying for this room makeover. To keep costs down and stay on a budget, I kept the headboard, footboard and mattress. We love having a queen bed in here for our guests so we decided to utilize the existing bed. I bought two nightstands and lamps from a garage sale during Week 3 of the One Room Challenge. Btw, next week will be the final reveal of this room and I’m so excited to share the complete transformation.


Here’s one application of the paint. 


Are you ready for the AFTER?


You guys… paint does wonders. It truly does. I can’t even believe this is the same orange toned bed that it used to be! For the headboard and footboard, I applied 2 coats of Opulent paint (light gray) from the Velvet Finishes line. A few people who saw the room in person thought the bed originally came in that color. That’s proof that the quality of paint is that good. 

For the nightstands, I applied one coat because I wanted a distressed appearance. I also used gold rub-n-buff for the handles. When I envisioned combining gold and gray together for this room, I was a bit nervous to see the actual outcome. Now, I think the two colors complement each other surprisingly well. 


The lamp bases used to be chrome but I spray painted them gold. 


Velvet Finishes comes with a 3 part process and it was so easy to use. The first part is a spray that prepares the surface. The second part is the actual paint. The last part is the clear coat application that protects the surface. Kellie sent me the 32 ounce paint size and I still have more than half of the container left. A little truly goes a long way.


The comforter and pillows are all from Homegoods except for the gray buffalo check which is from Ikea. The chenille dark throw is from Costco.


What do you think of this transformation? Make sure to stop by the rest of the bloggers from the blog hop tour to see how they each transformed a piece of furniture with Velvet Finishes. If you’re thinking about transforming an old piece of furniture, I would definitely recommend trying out this paint line

Next up is Kristen from Pursuing Vintage! You don’t want to miss her transformation!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and check the hashtag to see everyone’s projects. #makeovermadnessbloghop


Let all that you do be done in love. I Corinthians 16:14

This post is linked up with Thrifty Decor ChickPieced Pastimes, and the Inspiration Gallery

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