As promised….. this is my tribute on the beauty of “Stain and Seal”…. “Stain and Seal” is a water-based stain made by Faux Effects International that all faux finishers or DIY’s should have in their arsenal of paint products. It goes on much like a gel stain (except again… it’s water based) and can be wiped down easily. It’s durable…. View Post
We had our annual pumpkin carving party at our house last week for all of our closest friends! I am not a fan of carving pumpkins. It’s soooooooo messy. So after doing my mom duty… I was feeling froggy…. and decided some of us mom’s should skip carving pumpkins in lieu of GILDING PUMPKINS! Here are my friends Laretha and… View Post
Is anyone else on Blogger struggling to upload videos? I have been trying for almost a week! I took a video on my camera that is an .avi file. I have uploaded one of these files before. Is this operator error? Or are you having Blogger issues too?
My beloved entryway table before: After: Closeup of the color of the top before: Closeup after: Ahhhhhhh… sooooo much better. As much as I tried to like the light colored, washed top…. I just am a dark wood girl at heart. It had to be changed. Thank you Van Dyke Brown Stain and Seal. It does the trick every time…. View Post
This was a brand new TV stand that a client of mine bought. It’s sturdy with good lines… but a bit ordinary. I painted it in a red that is almost pink to start with. (it looks orange here). Yes, this is my kitchen. Yes, I do have a garage that is empty. Yes, I have a studio in the… View Post
How I would decorate my porch if I had “porch decorating time” (and a couple of black birds): courtesy of Pottery Barn courtesy of Country Living courtesy of Paint til You Faint blog What my porch really looks like: ( I think Ava is the cutest part) My homemade topiaries are made out of stacked grapevine wreaths. I need to… View Post
We seem to work in a lot of homes that have these concrete fireplaces in them. Several years ago, they were being put in most of our new construction homes. They are gorgeous and expensive….. but sometimes the concrete can feel “cool”. In an attempt to make them feel “warmer”, we glaze over the concrete with one of my all… View Post