Dixie Belle Patina Paint is my new obsession for creating authentic rust and vintage patina on painted furniture projects---and more. I am so obsessed with Dixie Belle Patina Paint that I was pumping gas the other day and noticed the most beautiful little bit of green patina around the gas tank thingee on the ground. … Continue reading Dixie Belle Patina Paint ROCKS!
My husband is one of those guys who like nice wood furniture to look like Nice. Wood. Furniture. Not me! I like nice wood furniture to look like it has been painted and repainted a million times and left outside for 20 years until it is cheerfully chippy, delightfully distressed and altogether awesome. Can you … Continue reading How to Create a Vintage Look on Furniture with Real Milk Paint and Chippy Paste
Happy Mother's Day! I know. I'm a little late, but that's not surprising. I'm usually a little late with, well, just about everything. My Mother's Day present for my mom this year was not very surprising either. That's because I texted her the "before" photo of this little rocking chair when I found it a … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Rocking Chair Surprise
I love making to-do lists! There is something about writing down all of my projects that is so satisfying to me. I kick off every new year with a million to-do lists for just about every area of my life. And in January, I actually have the energy to get some of the stuff done. … Continue reading My Paint Project To-Do List
A basement can be a dark and dreary space in a home. Not ours! Not anymore! Dave and I have been working on transforming our basement from a cluttered storage area to a functional art studio. We are choosing bright---very bright!---colors to go along with a bohemian-inspired theme. We started with our laundry room renovation … Continue reading My Mantel Mantra: You Can Never Have Too Many! (Fireplace Optional)