And yes, how cool is it that Matthew has included several of my favorite blog projects and home vignettes in his magazine. Along with one of my design idols and authors, Mary Emmerling, and new-found designers that I am now loving too.
Pinch me! I am a passionate DIYer around our home, and for several DIY brands of paint, products, and patterns. Though I have been so fortunate to have many long-term followers over the years, rarely does my blog sort of blow up with high readership numbers.
Especially on a 2-year-old post that was a very simple project for me and my handyman hubby Steve!
I must shout out thanks to sites that shared this little post, and my similar Hometalk post, which has recently garnered over 235,000 views and 17,000 pins.
If you are a lover of rustic DIY ideas, you will be in eye candy heaven after clicking on these links!
Also, find 101 DIY Wall Art Ideas for Your Home on:
Plus, discover 19 Rustic DIY Home Decor Ideas here:
Happy painting and projecting!
No doubt, Fusion Mineral Paint is one of the fastest and easiest ways to update a piece of furniture. The eco-friendly, matte finish, 100% acrylic paint won my heart a couple of years ago.
If you know my style, I love to layer, add texture and patterns, and more. But lately I am craving a total simplicity option: a quick way to update a piece, with NO clear coat or wax required. Used gently for 21 days to dry and cure, this product is super durable.
Having been a project blogger for many years, I am gloriously blessed with the opportunity to try out many fabulous home décor ideas with a variety of paint, patterns, and tools. And, over all of those years, our house gets, quite frankly, over-projected at times.
So I have been on a mission to redirect my style, though always a bit boho and eclectic, to a more serene place of quiet backgrounds with unique art and colorful accents.
You may think I paint all of the time. Surprise! Sometimes I hammer, drill and slice after schlepping through tons of scrap metal at the junkyard!
It’s a dirty job. One that I love. I used to create copper art all the time, but one of my faux finishing clients bought every piece I had recently made for his man cave. Now, ages later, I’m rediscovering a passion, and, this is a great way to work out my new bionic shoulder and have a blast too.
Check out my newest junk art series, “Recycle The City” in my Etsy shop today!
Custom sizes and designs are available – think man or lady caves, bars, restaurants, art studios. You get the idea!
Many thanks to Jennylyn Pringle, the Fusion Mineral Paint family, and many merchants for a fun year in 2015. We accomplished a lot of learning in Orlando and Toronto, at the ArtFusion Event in Santa Fe, and at my studio in North Carolina, and much more!
Happy New Year, and I’m looking forward to continued painting adventures with you all!
As you can see, Buggy Buggerson immediately claimed ownership of this little upholstery loveseat, which is right in the soft afternoon sun. I wrote the blog project for Royal Design Studio‘s PaintAndPattern.com blog and it was a favorite by readers in 2015, and me, including folks at ApartmentTherapy.com!
Thank you Modern Masters for including me to spread the good word about your amazing products during 2015!
Rust, crust, and patina, on letters, home accessories, artwork, focus walls and more! Here’s a look back at a favorite art project that I did for our master bedroom, using a old ceiling tin mounted on a wooden frame.
Here’s one of my many favorite projects for Fusion Mineral Paint, using their paint, Tinting Kits, Sand Stone Texture, Gilding Paste, and Beeswax Finish.
There’s nothing like the feeling of taking a piece like this large, boring plant stand and making it a fabulous statement in a room!
FIRST, PSSSSTTTTT. Look what I found on a page inside Prairie Style Magazine!
The amazing stylist, blogger, author, Fifi O’neill has discovered that I adore color – specifically bohemian color and pattern combos. I am sworn to secrecy (it’s so hard not reveal all), but Fifi has divulged that I will be sharing color inspiration in her new BOHO Style Magazine, on newsstands January 12.
Color. Inspiration. Hint, hint. Details to come!
GIFT SOME COLOR INSPIRATION FOR CHRISTMAS!
by Debbie Dion Hayes & Friends from the USA and Canada
48 pages on heavy coated stock, 6″ by 9″ * built-in color wheel
Suggested retail is $19.95 in the USA and Canada, plus applicable tax and/or shipping
THE NOTEBOOK IS A PERFECT GIFT, NO MATTER WHICH PAINT PRODUCTS YOUR DIYer LOVES
There are no recipes, or brands, mentioned! So any painter is free to interpret their inspirations.
Lately, I have been enjoying getting out of my comfort zone creatively. Though I studied painting in college, back then we learned to paint with oils. I hated using oils then, and still do. After graduation, as an illustrator, I graduated to acrylics. But I was scared to death of watercolors and ignored them, and the possibilities, until a few weeks ago.
I began painting simple little kitty and doggie caricatures. What a fun, simple pleasure.
For quite some time I have been creating textured finishes and project for Wood Icing®, mostly with Textura Paste. Today, as I was looking through my supplies, I realized that the Wood Icing® Glazes would make the perfect medium to paint my Grandkitty Chuck Norris – or anything really.