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,...

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....

Thank You PaintAndPattern.com!

Many thanks to Melanie Royals and the team at Royal Design Studio, who publishes the online design magazine PaintAndPattern.com, for including my tutorials for a second year in 2015! Clearly, I am nuts about stenciling and all sorts of patterns, from contemporary, to Moroccan, and everything in between. Thanks as well for sending so many stencils and modellos for me to use in my workshops at ArtFusion in Santa Fe. They are always a huge hit. Yes,...

Remembering 2015 Projects: Rusty, Patinated Wall Art Using Modern Masters Metal Effects

Thank you Modern Masters for including me to spread the good word about your amazing products during 2015! It has been a fabulous, creative year for me, using Modern Masters Metal Effects to create projects for the blog, ModernMastersCafe.com, and in workshops across the country. Rust, crust, and patina, on letters, home accessories, artwork, focus walls and more! Here's a look back at a favorite art project that I did for our master bedroom, usi...