Announcing One-To-One Creative Skills Workshops For Retailers And Individuals!

Are you dying to learn new skills? Is it difficult to find workshops that fit into your crazy schedule and budget? Would you love to have personal training, tailored to exactly what YOU need? Perfect! My One-To-One Workshops may be the solution for you. We can create your  personalized learning experience in my own quiet home studio and office. Check out the topics below. Choose all business, specific furniture finishes, or a mix! Sele...

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...

Saturday Morning With Coffee, Junk And A Kitty

The past year has been a blur of activity for me. My Patch of Blue Sky is my second business, and entrepreneurs know that carefree weekends rarely happen, even though weekends are spent doing what we love. I have been working like a crazy person for clients on locally owned store updates, social media, websites, creative blogging for DIY paint and products. Not to mention developing training materials and traveling. I love it all! But, I have had...