Easy Christmas Cards Using Wood Icing® And A Royal Design Studio Stencil

Do you have little ones who love to get involved in holiday activities, not to mention birthdays, special events, and baby showers? As a little girl growing up in winter-frozen Massachusetts, Mom and I often found ourselves snowed in, Dad at work, anxious for fun stuff to create. She was always able to conjure a cigar box of art supplies, and away we would go, making and doing. One especially fond memory, when I was in grammar school, was making gre...

Small, Rustic Touches In Our Tiny Powder Room Add Up To Fabulous!

I'm pretty sure that we have the weirdest, smallest powder room in existence. It is not prominently featured somewhere near the entrance of our home, where guests can discover it. It is hidden at the back door, within the laundry room. Blah! When we first moved here I'm not sure we knew it existed for a month. Until we had a gaggle of little girls over for a deck party. Then the magic location revealed itself as nothing short of brilliant. Recen...

Paint A Copper Metallic Star Lamp + A $150 Fusion Products Giveaway!

This is the story of a cool painted star lamp, using the Fusion Copper Tinting Kit, AND a $150 Fusion Products Giveaway! Visit all 13 of the Blog Hop bloggers listed below, get inspired by their cool Fusion Mineral Paint projects, and enter to win along the way! Here's my quick and easy painted, upcycled star lamp project. I began working at home about a year and a half ago when I created my DIY consulting business and blog, My Patch Of Blue ...

International Rust, Chippy Paint & Patina At The High Point Furniture Market

Many of you know that I used to co-own a shop called Feather Your Nest with friends here in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was operated in conjunction with my former faux finishing studio, Faux Design Studio. Of course, owning a shop means shopping the High Point Furniture Market. One vendor I discovered years ago with my designer friend Sandra Barron was Blue Ocean Traders. Owner Jason Mulvene has made his company a top source for vintage Americ...