My Top 5 YouTube Channels

From the inane to the extremely useful, pretty much anything can be found on YouTube.  My grandchildren watch it solely for entertainment purposes. My grandson loves a channel where he is actually watching other people play hide and go seek. Weird!

I like to use YouTube as a resource for learning. When my mother passed away, I needed to break the lock on her briefcase where she kept her will. I found an instructional video and voila, I was able to crack the code in less then a minute. When my refrigerator broke, I typed the model number in the YouTube search bar and discovered that that brand of fridge had a defective part. There were many videos showing how to do a simple repair, and I was able to follow the directions and fix it myself.

When my daughter first suggested that I chalk paint my bedroom suite, I had no idea what chalk paint was. YouTube to the rescue! There are literally thousands of videos explaining chalk paint. I stumbled upon one showing how to make my own, and I painted that bedroom suite. I was hooked! I haven’t stopped painting furniture ever since.

I discovered so many painting styles and methods on YouTube. There are ‘How To’ videos for the farmhouse look, rustic glam, and boho. I learned how to do upholstery, decoupage, and dry brushing. You name it, and I likely learned it on YouTube.

I spent many hours sifting through thousands of videos. I was soaking in every detail and trying every method. With each piece of furniture that I brought home, I would think to myself: what can I try out on this piece? I am so grateful to the brave souls who put themselves out there in social media to teach. I have learned so much from them.

Here is a list of my favourite go-to YouTube channels:

https://youtube.com/c/WackyGoo

It’s all in Swedish, but English subtitles translate each step along the way. I think I have watched every video Karlina has put out. She covers every look, with many types of paint and sealers. I love the way her videos are edited. They cover each step and every material used, and are short and to the point.

https://youtube.com/c/DebisDesignDiary

Who doesn’t love a great story? Debi tells a different story with each of her masterfully edited videos. Not only is she entertaining, but she also teaches you all kinds of techniques.

https://youtube.com/c/JamiRayVintage

Looking for lots of content? Jami and her husband Zeb put out at least two videos a week, often more. Whatever you type into the search bar, they have it covered.

https://youtube.com/c/KachaFurniture

Kasha likes bling and so do I. Her furniture makeovers are full of glam.

https://youtube.com/c/TheReclaimedHeirloom

I would be remiss not to mention a fellow furniture artist from my beautiful province of British Columbia. Christina puts out a well-edited chalk paint tutorial every Saturday.

I hope this list helps you to have as much fun learning to paint as I do.

Cheers!

Charmaine

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