My Patch Of Blue Sky Is ALL NEW For 2018!

Happy New Year! I am so excited to announce that MyPatchOfBlueSky.com is completely new for 2018! I have compiled over 100 of my diy painting projects, all at your fingertips for easy inspiration and access. You may know that I often design, photograph, and write tutorials for several of our favorite paint and related product brands, like Artisan Enhancements, Fusion Mineral Paint, Modern Masters, Royal Design Studio, Wood Icing, and more. On ...

How To Make A New Door Look 100 Years Old With Wagner Tools!

November 1, 2, and 3 were once-in-a-lifetime experience days for me and several other blogger/influencers who converged in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first-ever Wagner Painting InSPRAYtional event, hosted by Wagner staff and style guru Matthew Mead, who many know through Wagner's FINISH magazine. Many thanks to Danielle at FindingSilverPennies.com for shooting my photo. Mid-day on Day 1 we were all whisked to various, secret locations around the...

DIY: From Ugly Joint Compound Texture To Lustrous Venetian Plaster – Part 1 Prep

This post is sponsored by Modern Masters who provided me with Venetian Plaster products and tools. The opinions I have shared about the products are my own​. Are you a faux finisher, reluctant to tackle old textured walls for a client? Or, an adventurous DIYer who would love to go from Old World décor to a more contemporary style, using Venetian Plaster? Perfect! This project is for you! Modern Masters Venetian Plaster Ultra Deep Tint Base and Ve

Surprise! Our Front Door Was Featured In The LA Times

Last week I was blissfully working away in Valencia, California, at the offices of the fabulous Modern Masters team! Along with fellow faux finisher and decorative artist, Mary Childs from Orlando, we each created seasonal DIY projects, to be debuted prior to each holiday. What an honor and a treat to play with many of my favorite products while conjuring up projects I think you are going to swoon over. Watch for cool and creepy Halloween ideas, com...