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...

Announcing The Workshop Store, A DIY Painters Design Challenge & More for 2015!

Happy New Year! I can't believe My Patch Of Blue Sky is one year old. I am an entrepreneur at heart, and this is not my first business venture. I owned a faux finishing business for over 15 years, and I ran a small home décor shop called Feather Your Nest with three dear friends for a few years simultaneously. It has been a fun year for me, with the worst challenge being that I work at home. I have always loved to leave the house, dressed for the...

My Funky Holiday Mantel Decorating In Our Cozy Den

Our den is where we truly live in the evening. We are empty nesters, and admittedly, we eat dinner here, watch movies and sports here, and find ourselves quite entertained by our three calico kitties each night. The fact that red leather furniture and a crusty old red door make up the décor means decorating for Christmas is a snap. In fact, decorating the mantel with lots of natural holly and large branches in the fireplace that stay in place all year ...

An Old Dough Bowl Gets Gorgeous Using Wood Icing® + Milk Paint!

I have spent many years in the faux finishing and DIY paint worlds. I can't even begin to count the number of different products I have used. Some I love to use, and others...well, not so much. I am excited today to play with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint for the first time. The look is very "me" and the though of pairing it in a project with Wood Icing's Textura Paste made me jump out of bed this morning in anticipation of the possibilities. I wan...