IOD’s 2021 Retired Designs

‘The sisters at Iron Orchid Designs create the most amazing things!  They are constantly innovating and designing new pieces for their collection.  That means, from time to time, they need to retire designs to make room for the new offerings! It also lets each...

5 Simple Steps to Use Resin In IOD Moulds

The new IOD moulds came in last week!  I was so excited I wanted to use resin in IOD moulds to cast some snowflakes and had a resin FAIL. SERIOUSLY.  I just wasn’t paying attention. Why do I always make it harder than it has to be?  Which made me think that...

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...

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...

A Garden of Beauty

This piece was the collision of the perfect piece of furniture and the perfect transfer.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do with this bombe chest when I bought it.  I didn’t know the journey would be a challenge! It needed some repair so I spent one...