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bookshelf styling guide – as seen on tv

By Amitha Verma

“How many books do I need?”

“How should I arrange them?”

“Everytime I try to style my bookshelves it looks messier than before!”

You’re in luck. Today I’m going to share the exact system I use to redesign bookshelves in my own home and on my design projects…

It’s part two of my latest appearance on Great Day Houston! Click below to watch:

Using one of my husband’s own bookshelves as an example, I reveal:

-How to make the books match naturally — It won’t look intentional or contrived!

-The types of “real” books you should include that will immediately draw people eyes in

-The exact accessories that will make the bookshelf pop!

-How to style the books through multiple shelves figure out which size bookshelf is right for your home

-How to include all the objects you love with your books

So what about you? Do you have the confidence to tackle those bookshelves?

Start with one section and follow what I revealed on television.

You can do it!

Leave a comment and share your bookshelf before and after, or simply what you’re excited to change about your bookshelves! Know someone who would love this design episode? Share this blog with 2 friends today!

Till next time, keep making your home amazing and inviting with your design gifts! In friendship,

Amitha

P.S. You can get the same results when you learn how to makeover your furniture with my signature Chalk Finish Paint at one of our 4 upcoming workshops!

Some classes sell out fast so be sure to secure your spot now before you forget.

If you’ve already been to our instructor led classes, be sure to check out our beloved Paint-a-Piece Happy Hour!

Classes

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:

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

You will learn:

- Pro distressing techniques and the fail-proof Amitha Verma Antiquing System to create an authentic finish

- 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 and Amitha’s secret dilution formulations

- Wet distressing

  • - 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:

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3. Register for the FREE Fundamentals Deminar - 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:

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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:

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In friendship,

Amitha

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

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