Join Me At ArtFusion, Black Mountain, North Carolina!

Craving a jump-start to get your creative juices flowing? Want to meet dozens of super-talented artists and instructors? Check out the ArtFusionEvent, in Black Mountain, North Carolina (my home state)! Several classes are sold out, but there are still some spots left. Check it all out, and register today! Register for my last available spot. [contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="true" /][contact-field label="Email" t...

Join Me And These Pros At General Finishes Furniture Flippin’ Expo 2017!

Are you a furniture flipping nut like me? Would you like to be? Join a host of pros from General Finishes and the industry September 5 thru 7 in Indianapolis, Indiana! I have had my hands in all sorts of paint over the years - as a full-time faux finisher, a product merchant, and a DIY blogger for several fabulous brands. I am new to General Finishes, and beyond excited to discover new possibilities at this event. I am counting down the days to seei...

Discovering The French Farmer’s Wife Barn Sale In Kernersville, North Carolina

Rarely do I ever seem to find a new inspiring, exciting, mind-blowing junkin' event these days, at least near home in North Carolina. Surely, I have seen them all within driving distance. However, my junkin' partner Gloria and I were truly awestruck today, just minutes from our homes, after entering the French Farmer's Wife! Open just one weekend per month, from Thursday thru Saturday, The French Farmer's Wife features curated vignette after stu...

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