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...

My Patch Of Blue Sky Is ALL NEW For 2018!

Happy New Year! I am so excited to announce that MyPatchOfBlueSky.com is completely new for 2018! I have compiled over 100 of my diy painting projects, all at your fingertips for easy inspiration and access. You may know that I often design, photograph, and write tutorials for several of our favorite paint and related product brands, like Artisan Enhancements, Fusion Mineral Paint, Modern Masters, Royal Design Studio, Wood Icing, and more. On ...

How To Make A New Door Look 100 Years Old With Wagner Tools!

November 1, 2, and 3 were once-in-a-lifetime experience days for me and several other blogger/influencers who converged in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first-ever Wagner Painting InSPRAYtional event, hosted by Wagner staff and style guru Matthew Mead, who many know through Wagner's FINISH magazine. Many thanks to Danielle at FindingSilverPennies.com for shooting my photo. Mid-day on Day 1 we were all whisked to various, secret locations around the...

Excited To Be An Instructor Again At ArtFusion Event 2017!

I was an instructor for the first two years at the ArtFusion Event, in Santa Fe and Estes Park, Colorado. Words can't express how founder and organizer extraordinaire Kathy Boyd knows how to get a crowd of the most talented faux finishers and decorative artists together to learn and share. Returning for the Black Mountain, North Carolina event this fall will be especially fun, as it is only two hours from home, in a gorgeous area I have only passed ...