Tuesday, April 28, 2015

May Paint Classes

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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!

This fun beverage caddy can be filled with their favorite drinks and treats.  The cost for this 2 hour class is $35 and includes all supplies.  Light snacks are provided.
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

What lies beneath...

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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.
How fun is this?  The base color for my dresser is DIY Paints, Hillbilly Blue.  I used various metallic paints I had on hand to stencil the drawer fronts once the base color dried.

Once the stencil was dried I applied my top color, in this case DIY Paints Gravel Road., a lovely pale gray.  Then I simply wet distressed back to reveal my stencil.  Tip #1, if you don't want any of your original wood to show then seal the freshly stenciled piece with liquid patina prior to painting your top coat.  Tip #2, if you are planning to distress back a lot don't worry about completely covering with your final paint coat.
Here's the finished piece.  Have a super weekend!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's all about that Prom, bout that Prom

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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.

I picked up some Ball canning jars and game them a couple of quick coats of paint to make flower vases for the tables.  HL even sells the flower frog lids for them!  These are several of the DIY Paint line colors (L to R, Old '57, Queen Bee, Petticoat Pink, Mint Chip, Prom Dress, Fancy Farm Girl, Cowgirl Coral).  It works great on glass!  I wet distressed, sealed with the Crystal Clear Patina, and had some fun decorating them with some clearance jewelry pieces I had picked up, jute and burlap ribbon.

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!