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...

Upstyling Your Home With Matthew Mead – And Me!

Surprise! Coming soon to your favorite newsstand is Matthew Mead's newest brilliant endeavor, Upstyled Home Magazine. I just received my copy, and couldn't wait to sit down with Lacey Jane kitty and a cup of Joe to savor every lovely, super-styled photo, idea, and word. And yes, how cool is it that Matthew has included several of my favorite blog projects and home vignettes in his magazine. Along with one of my design idols and authors, Mary Emme...

Use All Three Modern Masters Metal Effects Kits To Create Drippy Abstract Canvas Art

Effortless artsy, rusty, crusty effects are all the rage right now, thanks to Modern Masters and their fabulous Metal Effects line. They’ve also recently introduced Metal Effects Kits in Rust, Green and Blue Patinas, available online at TheHomeDepot.com. If you love crusty stuff, like old cars, metal accessories, and even artwork, we are kindred spirits. For years I have been scavenging in the local junkyard for years to grab gorgeous scraps of real co...

Awesome Junkin’ At The Thomasville, NC Chartreuse Barn Sale!

Here in North Carolina, winter can be a new experience every time you wake up. So heading over to the Chartreuse barn sale is perfect rain, snow or shine. Find this cool classy barn in Thomasville, NC, in a gorgeous setting in the country - but not too far out. Chartreuse is open during the first weekend of each month, from Thursday through Saturday. My junkin' buddy Glo and I have completely different design styles in our homes, but here both of us...