2020 You’re Toast! Toasted Marshmallow Furniture Flip

2020 You’re Toast! Toasted Marshmallow Furniture Flip

This toasted marshmallow furniture flip promotion was a Youtube collaboration with Christina Muscari from Pretty Distressed and Crys’Dawna Cusson of Bella Renovare, sponsored by Dixie Belle Paint. I didn’t realize what a learning experience the challenge would be for me!

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Toasted Marshmallow Furniture Flip

As we head into 2021, my goal for myself is to hit Youtube hard and grow my channel, in quality and subscribers.

My plan is to put out a weekly edited video to my channel that includes an in-depth teaching portion, in the 20 min range, rather than just brushing the surface of painting. I hope to reach somewhere in the middle of fast snippets from Tik Tok and hour long lives.

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I’ll still be posting my live videos as well, and when I post them to Youtube I will use different thumbnails so it’s easy to tell what type of video it is. I plan to toss in some edited technique shorts as well.

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It’s going to be a big year, full of learning for me. I’m definitely more comfortable on Facebook and Instagram, and my editing skills have come a long way already!

I didn’t realize what an adventure this challenge would be. Working alongside 2 other artists I respect so much, meant stepping up my game for a video that wouldn’t embarrass them!

This piece started with a mystery box from Dixie Belle Paint Company that contained Cotton, Burlap, Chocolate, Caviar, Gold Digger, Gemstone Mousse in Gold and Amber, and Iron Patina Paint. My assigned inspiration was toasted marshmallows over a flame, hence the title YOU’RE TOAST 2020!

Wanna see the piece we worked on?

Before the Toasted Marshmallow inspired furniture paint finish

In the video below, we start out by removing hardware and cleaning our piece with Dixie Belle White Lightning. I filled the hardware holes on the top drawer with Dixie Mud to replace the mismatching handles with knobs. Then, it got a base coat of Burlap

Base coat of Dixie Belle Burlap Toasted Marshmallow Furniture Flip
End of day 1

We then started our decorative finish using a cross-hatching of every color in the mystery box.

This finish has a scarier “ugly phase” than most, trust the process and move past it, knowing it pulls through in the end.

The Ugly Phase of this Toasted Marshmallow Paint Finish
The ugly phase

The final step on day 3 was to perfect this finish with a softer cross-hatching over top, using a little bit of water this time to tone this undercoat down.

Toasted Marshmallow Furniture Flip
End of day 3, MUCH better

Day 4 was dedicated to oiling the drawer boxes with Big Mommas Butta and adding an Iron Patina finish to our hardware that dripped down the face.

Rusted Toasted Marshmallow Furniture Flip

The final step was to add clear coat and this furniture flip is complete!

Catch the entire toasted marshmallow furniture flip on video!

I really love the depth in this finish. This style is totally my taste, I really want to keep this for my home, and fits with our modern industrial farmhouse feel.

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Brandy K.

Bio:I wanted to take a chance to introduce myself, I am Brandy Kollenborn, a furniture painter from Sacramento, CA and owner and artisan behind  “Brushed By Brandy”. I'm a stay at home mom of 3 boys, Noah 11, Ashton 8, and Logan 5, married for 16 years to my favorite furniture cameraman, repairman and delivery person, Sean. I have a degree in finance and left my career with The State of CA to stay home when my youngest son was born, with no clue what my next step would be, it was a leap of faith!The first pieces I did were a bedroom set in 2016 that tenants left behind in our rental, it was beat up, but solid wood, and I had nothing to lose, it was either going to the curb or I could make something of it. I've always been on the crafty/artistic side so this was a great way to express that on huge canvases. My hobby has turned into a booming little business, most of my pieces are sold before I create them and designed alongside my customer. My style is blended, smooth, colorful statement pieces for any room.I'm proud to partner with The Dixie Belle Paint company and Prima Marketing group creating sample pieces, lives, and blogging tutorials at brushedbybrandy.com. We are in the process of building our forever home on 5 acres for our boys, it will be my biggest custom project to date :) and I love sharing that journey on my page and in a blog as well. We are project people through and through, don't know how to sit still.I'm so appreciative of the support, my confidence wavers all the time, I love answering questions and connecting with other creatives, this community has been so welcoming to me and I hope I can return that! I’m so grateful for this opportunity, I never imagined there would be interest in me painting furniture in my garage!Facebook.com/brushedbybrandyInstagram.com/brushedbybrandyYoutube.com/brushedbybrandyBrushedbybrandy.com

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Brandy, I have been watching your video’s and am so excited to try Dixie Belle Paint and get started with my first Chalk Paint project. 2020 did bring some good things and time to learn something new is certainly one in the books for me! A very happy colorful New Year to us, Cheers!!

  2. Elisa Lindeman

    amazing of the different colors and techniques used. This piece would be ideal for an entryway for a farm style home.

  3. Mary Markoff

    Brandy this is spectacular,I love all the texture you added!

    1. Brandy K.

      The texture is so yummy on this one

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