How to Paint Hardware

As much as I love painting furniture, it’s the hardware that can make or break the look.  Sometimes the hardware is perfect and all it needs is a good cleaning.  Sometimes it’s all wrong (or some is missing) and I end up replacing it. (D. Lawless Hardware...

5 Steps to a Pretty Porch Sign

Today, let’s make a quick, adorable porch sign!  First, round up your supplies: one 12″ x 6′ pine board spray shellac 2″ craft brush Beeswax block Fusion Chocolate paint Fusion Casement paint IOD Market transfer your choice of IOD floral...

Take a Look at the NEW Birdsong Mould

When IOD released their eight new moulds I knew that the first one I wanted to play with was the Birdsong mould.  I just love the images!  I honestly roamed through the house looking for something I could put it on!  Then I found this watering can.  I bought it at...

Using IOD Moulds

One of the great things about the Iron Orchid Designs decor products is that they allow for so much versatility!  That’s so true for their moulds.  I mean,  you can make Christmas ornaments, and fall decorations and furniture embellishments with one simple mould...
Dress Up a Vintage Window with Transfers

Dress Up a Vintage Window with Transfers

I just love IOD transfers.  They give you the ability to take something simple and make it spectacular!  Take these windows, for example.  I had a couple of vintage windows and thought I would dress them up.  Here’s what I rounded up for this project: Vintage...

Moody Twilight Geranium

When Fusion announced they were bringing in new colors I could not WAIT to see what goodness was coming!  So I was delighted beyond belief when I saw them for the first time.  And I KNEW exactly which color I would use first – Twilight Geranium.  I had a bombe...

A Little Bombay Love

I’m not gonna lie.  I LOVE a pretty bombe (aka bombay) chest.  I’ve painted several of them before and they always sell FAST.  You can see one here and here.  So giddy would be an understatement for how I felt when I saw this beauty. It had good bones but...

Stampin’ Up the Farm House

Inspired by a project I’d seen done online, I decided to try my hand at creating some farmhouse plates and platters.  Nothing says farmhouse like farm animals and this is a quick and easy way to get the look! You just need a handful of supplies to pull this off:...