How To Paint Like a Pro Roundup - February

A little 'Roundup' of some of my favourite pieces as seen on How to Paint Like a Pro over the last few weeks!

I am kicking off with this STUNNING Bombe chest from Brandy Kollenborn of Brushed by Brandy.

GUESS WHAT?

You watch Brandy creating this look HERE on video, AND we will be having a week long BRAND TAKEOVER on 'Pro by Dixie Bell in a couple of weeks - mark you calendar for the week commencing March 12th!


Next up - a beautiful Mid Century Modern piece from 

Brandy Olson-Hevia of Swanky, Luxurious Paint Studio

Brandy said: "One of the many furniture Styles I Love... 
Mid Century Modern “
This stylish piece has been re-vamped in Fusion Ash Grey... while leaving some of the beautiful teak for a stunning contrast... The original base was removed and Funky lil legs were added ... painted in Silver Metallic...Behind the top glass area a Beautiful scrolled detail Wallpaper was applied using Fusion’s Ultra Grip... Another beauty looking for its forever home... ❤️
"


Finally, this little decoupage table was a labour of love for Karen Anstead.

Karen had some real issues with the glue and bubbling whilst working on this, but she asked the amazing members of 'Pro for help. Always a good move!

See her post HERE. I think it turned out beautifully!

Remember 'Pro is all about help, advice and learning, so never feel afraid to ask a question!

 Karen Anstead's Decoupage table.

Karen Anstead's Decoupage table.

Karen said:  "Finally finished! Sprayed this table with shellac, used Van Gogh fossil paint, then distressed. I applied about 10 coats of Varathane Diamond Wood Finish Sealer on top of the map, then finished with Homestead House Expresso wax.
I had so many problems. The map rippled when I glued with Modge Podge, so I quickly removed it, let it dry, then sanded the back to remove roughness. I posted on here, and it was suggested to apply Modge Podge to table, let dry, then iron the map on. It worked, but when I added the sealer, it bubbled. After several layers of Varathane, and ironing, it still bubbled up! Had to iron again before the final wax. You can see the uneven surface on the close up. I like that it adds to the aged affect. I wanted to thin the sealer to avoid brush marks, but didn't dare to make it wetter. Lol
I'm pretty sure if I'd used an oil based sealer I would have been fine. Oh well lesson learned... the hard way
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If you want to see me in full Decoupage mode check out this Video I did on Facebook back in the summer.

I hope you enjoy this work as much as I did!

Have a great day!