This post is sponsored by Altar’d.
One of the biggest questions I get here on the blog, through emails, and via Google searches is on the topic of painting furniture. You love it, I’m obsessed with it, and we all want to make sure we do it the right way so it will hold up for as long as we want it to.
Pretty much everything I know about painting furniture, I learned from Mandie Morris of Altar’d. She has a business here in Texas where she transforms gently loved furniture into works of art. A few years ago, she put out an eBook that was game changing in the furniture painting field. Techniques held close to the vest were no longer secrets, and the rest of us could refinish our furniture with confidence.
Tarnished Peacock finish by Altar’d
Over the past few years, Mandie’s business has grown and grown. She’s painted thousands of pieces of furniture and moved her business from her garage to a storefront. I have loved watching her success and seeing the amazing pieces she shares via her Facebook page and website.
Restoration finish by Altar’d
Mandie’s popularity lies within the fact that she doesn’t just paint furniture. She creates custom finishes that have depth and dimension. Her color selection is very in fashion, and her combination of colors, tinted glazes and metallic finishes just can’t be beat. Every time she posts a picture on Facebook, at least one person asks, “How did you do that?”
Samples of the most popular Altar’d finishes
Well, she’s finally showed us her cards. Mandie has put together an eBook on her “Most Wanted Finishes,” that includes 15 of her most requested, best selling finishes. She sent me a book to review, and my email back to her was something like, “Crap! This is book is amazing!” And I wasn’t lying.
Within the pages of the new eBook, Mandie gives you the exact formulas and brand names of her popular finishes. You can literally print out the page for the finish you like, take it to Home Depot, and hand it over to the folks behind the paint desk if you wanted to. She couldn’t make it more simple to achieve a gorgeous finish.
One of my favorites is her Tarnished Silver finish. I see this one in my very near future.
I just can’t give enough gushy love for Mandie’s new finishes eBook. It contains perfect blues, perfect whites, a perfect red (which is hard to find)…you’ll even learn the coolest “Anthropologie” styled finish ever.
The Altar’d Most Wanted Finishes eBook is $15 and can be purchased here. You can also get the newly updated and still awesome How to Paint Furniture eBook ($10) and her great Decorative Finishes eBook ($10), as well. After your purchase, you are able to download and read them instantly.
I know quite a few of you have bought one or both of Mandie’s first two books. What do you think about them?
Disclaimer: I am an affiliate for the Altar’d eBooks, so that means I receive a small commission on each one sold through my site. Of all of the affiliate requests I receive, Mandie is the only one I’ve ever decided to partner with. That should tell you something about the quality of these eBooks.