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:...

Waxing a Fancy Chest

I don’t consider myself to be a lucky person, but blessed??  Yes!  That’s how I felt the day my friend called and offered to GIVE me this chest!  Oh, my heart went pitter patter!  She was showing her age but they just don’t make them like this...

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...