Upstyling Your Home With Matthew Mead – And Me!

Surprise! Coming soon to your favorite newsstand is Matthew Mead's newest brilliant endeavor, Upstyled Home Magazine. I just received my copy, and couldn't wait to sit down with Lacey Jane kitty and a cup of Joe to savor every lovely, super-styled photo, idea, and word. 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 Emme...

Remembering 2015 Projects: Stencil And Paint Upholstery With Chalk Paint®

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! Get the tutorial on PaintAndPattern....

Remembering 2015 Blog Projects: Calendar Cube For Paint And Pattern

Wow, what a great year in the Blue Sky studio!  I have been looking back on so many blogging projects that I worked on during 2015 that you may have missed. During December I will share some favorites - those perfect for quick Holiday projects, and some that I just loved doing. Here's a simple, fun, perpetual calendar I made for PaintAndPattern.com, with Royal Design Studio numbers stencils, Chalk Paint and Soft Wax by Annie Sloan. There's sti...

Summer Deck Projects Using Royal Design Studio Stencils, And More!

Thanks to Royal Design Studio, and their fun tiny new stencils and one-time-use modello patterns, our deck is brimming with flowers, ferns and fun. During the month of May, for Paint+Pattern, I worked on three summer deck projects that really made an impact our our outdoor living space. Here are some quickie sneak peeks. Click on the link after each project to jump right over to the full step-by-step project on Paint + Pattern. THE OLD FARM TA...