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...

Thank You Bliss Ranch, Canvas Designz, Hometalk, And More!

Pinch me! I am a passionate DIYer around our home, and for several DIY brands of paint, products, and patterns. Though I have been so fortunate to have many long-term followers over the years, rarely does my blog sort of blow up with high readership numbers. Especially on a 2-year-old post that was a very simple project for me and my handyman hubby Steve! I must shout out thanks to sites that shared this little post, and my similar Hometalk post,...

Spiffing Up Our Deck With Matthew Mead And A Wagner Sprayer

Do you ever have to pinch yourself sometimes when something wonderful and unexpected occurs? I was so thrilled to host stylist, paint guru, photographer and magazine master at our home recently! I bet you already follow Matthew Mead and are as big a fan of him as I am. His talent, enthusiasm, and ideas are limitless, and he's a blast to hang out with. My hubby Steve built a giant party deck on our home years ago, and every couple of years we need...

An Old Chest Upcycled With Fusion Mineral Paint In Blues

No doubt, Fusion Mineral Paint is one of the fastest and easiest ways to update a piece of furniture. The eco-friendly, matte finish, 100% acrylic paint won my heart a couple of years ago. If you know my style, I love to layer, add texture and patterns, and more. But lately I am craving a total simplicity option: a quick way to update a piece, with NO clear coat or wax required. Used gently for 21 days to dry and cure, this product is super durable....