Stampin’ a Hutch

A few months ago my husband hauled home a free hutch!  It didn’t float my boat but it WAS free!  So into the garage it went.  It sat there for quite a while before I was inspired and had a game plan.  I didn’t get a before picture, but trust me, it was...

Easter Egg Craftin’

There’s a local legend that says that when the mesquite trees start to bud there will be no more freezing weather and spring is coming.  I noticed today the young buds on the neighborhood mesquite trees so Spring is around the corner!  That means Easter...

Moody Midnight Garden Transfers

When Iron Orchid Designs (IOD) rolled out the latest transfers, creator Josie predicted that the Midnight Garden transfer would be HOT.  Boy, was she right!  I began to see people use it on pieces and was struck about how amazingly beautiful it was on darker paints....

How to Paint an IOD Transfer

  If you’ve been around just a little bit you’ve seen the GORGEOUS Iron Orchid Designs transfers.  Those IOD sisters have some talent!  So it blew my mind when they came out with transfers that you can use as is for a one color look or hand paint to create...

My Top 5 Paint Finishing Techniques

One reason I love painting furniture so much is the huge variety of looks and finishes you can get with paint.  I mean, some of the stuff that other furniture artists put out is just amazing.  That made me think about my favorite techniques, so I thought I’d...

Laminates, Veneers, and When to Use Ultra Grip

There is such a variety of furniture out there waiting to be painted.  I mean there are dressers and chests and night stands, tables and chairs, buffets, benches…  And then there are a myriad of finishes.  Some pieces have their original finish.  Some have been...

Just a Little Buffalo Check Love!

You’d have to have been living in a cave not to know that buffalo check is HOT right now.  It’s showing up everywhere from home decor to fashion.  I’m crushing on it, too!  That’s why I was inspired to add a touch of buffalo check to a piece of...

How to Choose a Brush

Have you ever been to the donut shop and you just can’t decide which donut to buy?  They all look so good!  That’s how it can feel when trying to choose a paint brush.  So many options.  So many shapes and sizes.  How do you know which one to get?? I carry...