Monday, May 18, 2015
Apothecary is one of the new Debi's Design Diary DIY Paint's newest colors. It is a soft blue/green color. Honestly it is a changeling. Depneding on the lighting, the undercoat, the background it can appear to read differently. I love colors like that! It reminds me of the Sherwin Williams Colors that I have painted my bedroom in, Sea Salt.
Have a blessed week!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Couple of things...
1. I seem to be musically driven even though I have no particular gifts in that area.
2. I like bright colors.
Here is another piece that actually ended up being named. I don't know why it is that some pieces I find/buy sing to me, but they do. Right away the lines on this particular piece said fairy tale. Which immediately took me to "Into the Woods" one of my favorite musicals. Probably because it presents so many lovely fairy tales in one fell swoop! I knew my DIY Paint line was releasing a new red color and I found the most perfect little knobs and voila`, Little Red was born.
I decided to leave the back paneling alone as it fit my interpretation for the sideboard.
Here is the before photo that I almost forgot to take.
I am fully stocked with Marquee and the other 6 new colors at my booth at the Brass Armadillo Omaha, #43, and at my home workshop. Let me know when you are ready to try one of them!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Pinterest Inspired Paint Parties for May have been planned!!
Come learn simple techniques to create something fun and perfect for that special Guy/Dad in your life just in time for Father's Day!
May 14, 7-9 pm; May 19, 9:30-11:30 am; May 27, 7-9pm
Use the contact me for more information or to sign up for your class
Enjoy the beautiful weather!!
Friday, April 17, 2015
A fellow DIY Paints retailer, Josi shared a wonderful technique she uses sometimes and encourage us to give it a try. Let me tell you people, I couldn't find a piece to demo it on fast enough. I LOVE this! See the all caps? I really do love this look. It is a stencil technique, but the unique thing is how you hide it. So it is like a peek-a-boo stencil. Here is the close up of my first attempt.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
It's finally Spring, and if you have a high schooler you know that means. It's Prom time!! Dresses, and shoes, and up do's, and flowers, and, and, and. Oiy!
It's all fun and fun to see them all dressed up and acting all grown up. How that happens when they were just toddling about a few years ago is beyond me, but there you have it.
This year, the school is not holding a dinner. Rather than go out, my daughter and her friends decided that we would host a dinner and they would all chip in with sides and desserts. I actually think that is a very smart idea. And it gave me an opportunity to diy some spring decor for the dinner. Here is one of the projects that has been sitting on my pinterest board for a long time.
Remember the 'A-Team'? "I just love it when a plan comes together". Yeah, that feeling!
What are you working on this Spring? Check out the class schedule for April in the bar at the top of the page!
Have a super, springy week!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
For someone who doesn't even like math I seem to have a thing about putting numbers on furniture.
I believe this might be my 3rd or 4th piece where I used numbers to freshen up a flat, dull, beat up piece of furniture. This classic, simple buffet came with doors falling off, missing veneers and stains. Don't they all these days?
I used American Paint Company Paints on this one. Leather Boots is a nice medium brown was my base coat. After applying the vinyl numbers I followed up with a couple of light coats in Peacock. It is definitely one of my favorite blues.
Happy Hump Day!
Monday, March 16, 2015
I am proud and pleased to announce that I am now a retailer for an amazing new line of paint and finishes, Debi's Design Diary DIY PAINT!!!
It is an exciting new development for Twice Nice as the DIY Paint line is a delightful line of paint in colors designed by Debi Beard and produced by Heirloom Traditions, a company with years of experience in the industry. Our DIY paint is a clay and chalk, or Chalk Type, Zero VOC, no prep, no primer, paint. It flows on like a dream in rich, vibrant colors with lots of depth. I absolutely fell in love with this paint immediately. The DIY line has 3 waxes currently, clear, dark, and white. We also have a Liquid Patina in Clear and Dark that is fabulous to work with. There are 3 paint sizes, Quarts, Pints, and 8 oz. Samples. I am getting the booth stocked up as quickly as I can and the initial set up is being completed today. There will be many more paint sizes and finishes added in the next few weeks. I'll try and post some photos of the booth once I complete moving product in and getting everything in place.
Carrying two lines of paint allows me to give you more options. These paints allow you to create your own masterpieces for your home. Be sure to contact me if I can help you in any way.
I am working on the next class schedule and trying to come up with some new fun ways for you to play with the paints! If you don't see exactly what you are looking for then contact me and I'll work with you to set up a special class just for you!
Stop by Booth #43, on Utah Ave. at The Brass Armadillo, Omaha, NE and check out the new paints!
You might also want to check out the Youtube videos created by Debi's Design Diary which are sure to inspire your creative bug. They are fun, hip, and full of tips for using our products.
Enjoy the birds chirping and the fresh promise of Spring on the way!