My Living Room Update – A Teal Velvety Loveseat!

As a DIY paint brand tutorial blogger, my home changes often. Sometimes even daily. My hubby Steve can leave for work in the morning, and come home to an entirely new look designed for a photo shoot. Thank goodness he's a contractor and ongoing change is part of our life. My painted projects for several amazing brands (like Modern Masters, Royal Design Studio, Fusion Mineral Paint, Wood Icing, and more) all naturally become part of our home décor. Then...

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