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my summer crush

By Amitha Verma

I am working on a design project, and we recently presented our design to the customer. They had some great feedback and one interesting request was if we could find more “vintage art or something more soothing” for certain key areas.

Our work on this project can lead to an increase or decrease in our customer’s business so we had to think long and hard about how to approach this request.

As I went back to the drawing board, I wondered what direction should we go?

Well imagine my delight when a few days later we received a limited edition of new artwork at Village Antiques that exactly fit the bill. Not only did these pieces inspire me for my design project – I immediately wanted to grab one of these and instantly freshen up my home to create a more relaxed summery style.



Don’t get me wrong, this artwork is beautiful year round but the softer colors and the soothing scenery and subject matters immediately appealed to me for a quick summer update.


Here’s why these are truly a must have:

-They will compliment any interior, whether you have a light neutral palette or vibrant brights

-They are very calming and can instantly ground a space

-They are all original pieces of artwork, something personally very important to me. Imagine if people didn’t support original art – there would be no Mona Lisa!

-They blend perfectly to create a modern update when paired with antiques – a big design staple for me





So what do you think? Could you see yourself using one or more of these in your décor?

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Leave a comment and let us know, do not be shy, start out the conversation!

All of these stunning pieces are available at Village Antiques, my go to shop for any decorating project! If you’re loving these as much as me and can’t wait to get one in your home, act fast, more than half have already sold out!

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Till the next time we meet, keep making your home amazing with you design gifts!



P.S. Don’t forget to check out our other classes. We teach you everything you need to know about transforming your furniture and your home with our signature chalk paints!

We’re putting on four different classes this month, so you get to pick which one fits you best. The choices are:

1. Beginners Hands-On Workshop- Are you new to chalk painting? Would you love expert feedback while you work hands-on on a smaller project before you dive into that piece of furniture or your kitchen? Then this class is for you!

We'll dive into beginner and advanced techniques that will give your furniture the professional POP and finishes to set it apart from the hobbyists and the amateur look.

You'll learn how to paint like a pro, seal for long lasting finishes, and use our antiquing glazes to create furniture that looks antique and expensive...even if it's brand new or a bargain find. You will learn how to master all our tools and our must have tips throughout the process.

You'll also be shown the fundamentals of distressing. If you truly want to give your furniture that classic vintage style, then it's absolutely VITAL you learn how to distress your paint.

You'll leave the class with samples, your very own painted decorative object and the confidence to tackle those bigger projects and know how to do "right".

Plus, you'll learn 2 bonus tips that we don't teach any other class!

Click here to Register or the image below:

2.Advanced Hands-On Workshop- Get ready to skyrocket your skills to the professional level. In the pro class, you’ll learn 6 never before taught complicated designer paint finishes!

  • - How to layer colors to add depth and brilliance to your furniture. You will learn not just one but TWO techniques the pros use
  • - Whitewashing techniques
  • - Pro distressing techniques and the fail-proof Amitha Verma Antiquing System to create an authentic finish
  • - The secret to signature finishes like dry-brushing
  • - Amitha’s treasure trove of favorite techniques to make an ordinary, flat piece come alive with detail (this should be its own class)
  • - How to recreate the beautiful French Country Style on your own furniture.

* It is highly recommended you take the Beyond Basics or the Happy Hour course before enrolling for the Advanced Pro Class. We will jump right into several Advanced Techniques. Plus, you’ll get to leave with samples you can keep referring back to for years to come.

Click here to Register or the image below

3. Register for the FREE Fundamental Deminar July 22nd -New to the world of chalk furniture paint and want to see what is all about? Then this is the demonstration for you.

*Please note this is a demonstration only. If you want a hands-on experience we recommend the next workshop, The Beginners Hands-On Workshop.

You’ll learn the fundamentals about our products—everything from our step-by-step process to applying the paint, drying times, how to select colors that work best together, mistakes to avoid, and additional pro secrets and tips.

We guarantee that this workshop will let you recreate your favorite designer looks in under 2 HOURS (versus weeks). It’s our most popular option, and what we recommend to beginners.

Click here to Register or the image below:

4. Paint-a-Piece Happy Hour Workshop. Just want to have some fun but still learn a thing or two? Then come in with the piece you want to paint and a certified Amitha Verma teacher will show you how to paint the right way. You’ll learn how to avoid costly mistakes, we’ll help you with color suggestions, show you how to apply sealer and antiquing glazes like a pro, and give you expert tips and guidance. Bring a friend, make it a ladies afternoon or personalized party event! Perfect for private parties or fundraising events!

What’s more, you’ll leave with a finished product!

All of our classes are small, with only a handful of people. This means you get personal attention no matter which class you choose.

But they fill up fast, so sign up now before your spot is gone! Click here to register:

In friendship,


p.s. spots are extremely limited in this exclusive course series. Don’t delay, register today to avoid disappointment

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