Well!! After a VERY LONG hiatus I am back on the blog!! It feels SO GOOD!  Some was my fault....marriages, births, deaths, nervous breakdown....OK, maybe that last one is a BIT of an exaggeration! Just when I thought I would post again....a blog glitch that I couldn't solve and one that I kept saying "I'll get to that later...."....with … [Read more...]

Primitive Jelly Cabinet

I have the same problem that many people have who are in least I HOPE I do...otherwise I might just cry! I spend a lot of time either finding and hauling home, painting or otherwise improving, transporting and pricing, rearranging and sprucing  the furniture or smaller items for the shop... Then there's the whole paint … [Read more...]

Decoupaged Map Chair

I had some wifi trouble yesterday so I am a day late with this! I tried another shade of the Fusion Mineral Paint out on a vintage desk chair. This is of my new favorite colors....beautiful isn't it? I had a vintage captain's chair I wanted to paint. And, I wanted to decoupage the seat with a map! I thought it would … [Read more...]

Creating A Guest Room: Gray and Coral

When I came back from my little vacation and did my first post, I told you a few things I had been up to. One of the items on the list was creating a guest room from my old studio. My sweet sister was coming for a visit and I was determined that she would not have to sleep on the trundle bed in my daughter's room. I wanted her to have a … [Read more...]

Kitchen Table Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint

I mentioned previously that I would be soon carrying a new line of paint called Fusion Mineral Paint. You can read more about it HERE. They have a full line of products that I cannot wait to try! Gilding Paste, Tinting Kits, Sand Stone finish, Pearl Embossing Paste, Tough Coat (a clear, water based topcoat!) and so much more! I can't wait to get … [Read more...]

One Big Happy Family

That title is something I often need to chant to myself....only I add,  "remember, we are......" in front! One event that happened while I was "gone", is this...... Can you guess? Maybe Black and white will help clarify it..... Yes.....another grandchild will be here before long! That makes seven!! I love a big family … [Read more...]

Milk Paint: Beachy Nautical Chest

Sharing another piece of furniture I finished during my extended vacation! I had this chest on chest in my laundry room for months....doing absolutely nothing...just sitting there. I mean, it was piled with stuff but the drawers were empty and I banged my shin on it frequently. I decided it was time for this thing to go! It was in … [Read more...]

Milk Paint: Dandelion Chest

I promised I would catch you up so I'll start back in the Spring with this antique chest I transformed using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.   I used Mustard Seed Yellow and added some Ironstone to make it a bit softer. I used Ironstone to hand paint the dandelion stencil...just free hand! It started out looking … [Read more...]