How to Create French Pots

How to Create French Pots

I love old things.  They have character.  I often wonder what caused the cracks and chips and patina.  If only they could tell stories. Recently I was at an estate sale and ran across old flower pots.  I loved the color.  I loved the chippy, vintage goodness that...

What to Do When Paint Won’t Stick

I love to paint.  It’s relaxing and therapeutic for me.  Except when it’s not.   Ever have your paint just not want to stick?  That happened to me on this piece.  Here’s what to do when paint won’t stick.  I was painting some old cabinet doors...

How to Embellish a Pumpkin

It’s almost fall, y’all!  I don’t know about you but I’ve been eyeing some really cute embellished pumpkins and decided to give some a go.  Wow!  It turned out to be a really fun and amazing project!  So here’s your supply list and a...
Painting with Erasable Liquid Chalk

Painting with Erasable Liquid Chalk

When IOD announced that they were releasing erasable liquid chalk in COLORS, I thought, “How cool.  You can stamp in color.”  It did’t dawn on me that you could PAINT with them until I saw the Sunflower Stamp.  Mind blown!  I was ready to start...

How to Apply an IOD Transfer

How to Apply an IOD Transfer One of the questions that I get asked a lot is how to apply an IOD transfer.  Let’s be honest.  They look amazing… and hard… and intimidating.  But they’re really simple. So when I was applying the June transfer on...
Four Steps to a Brushstroke Free Finish

Four Steps to a Brushstroke Free Finish

One of the questions that I get asked all. the. time. is how to prevent brushstrokes when using Fusion Mineral Paint. Fusion self levels so it’s totally possible to get a gorgeous, smooth finish if you do a few simple things. So let’s talk about the four...
How to Paint Ghost Stripes

How to Paint Ghost Stripes

Have you seen the almost invisible stripes on Facebook and Instagram and Pinterest?  It’s like all of a sudden they’re everywhere! I think they started in the custom auto paint world and have moved over to furniture.  Typically, these faint stripes are...
How to DIY Vintage Crock Pots

How to DIY Vintage Crock Pots

A few years ago I was in London shopping the markets and ran across the vintage pot lids with the cool graphics.  They were expensive so I kept my eyes open for some I could afford.  I found one little bottle.  It was my London souvenir. So when the Iron Orchid...