Paint your own Rustic Painted American Flag with this simple Step-by-Step Tutorial using paint pens. It is a Pottery Barn Knock Off project. I love to browse the high end stores like Pottery Barn and West Elm for decorating ideas I can knock off.
This is a sponsored post as part of the Tide Oxi Blogger Challenge by P&G. #TideThat #BrightIdeas All opinions are 100% my own. The Ghosts of Furniture PastTM Epic Fail for Me! I have to admit a mistake. I purchased this beautiful antique pie safe several years ago in Georgia. I was thrilled with it, but was not so savvy in […]
A handmade Christmas is such a blessing for me. Creating something from nothing makes my heart sing. I created some Felt Christmas Trees from Recycled Wool Sweaters a few years ago. I often search through thrift stores for items to repurpose. This year I have scored some great finds for holiday crafting projects. I often find […]
What? No Fireplace? HORRORS!!!! Well how on earth does one decorate a mantle when they don’t have one? Ah Ha…that’s the magic! I am not going to let a little thing like no fireplace stop me from my decorating dreams!!! You know how creative I am…so it took about three and a half minutes to […]
It’s just a few short weeks until the official start of fall. And that means a few short months until my wedding to HIMself. I was browsing Hometalk (a fave hangout for DIY and crafty peeps) and found so many bountiful ways to lay a gorgeous table…many of them easy and economical with items found […]
Commedia del’Arte Mural By Jeff Monsein Our Commedia del’Arte mural was inspired by a recent trip to Venice, Italy. Venice is an amazing city, filled with a colorful history. Although we unfortunately didn’t get to go during Carnival, we were still able to see many examples of costumes, masks, and Italian pageantry. Our mural was […]
You know I love a good party and am always looking for ideas and inspiration. This time I will feature one-of-a-kind Outdoor & Summer Party Themes and Ideas. Here are some of my new favorite party ideas and websites that have great party ideas. I favor a casual get-together with friends and family, but am […]
I am foremost a decorative painter, but my greatest joy lies in teaching the trade to anyone who wants to learn, and once in a while a painter who has taken a class with me will contact me to help on a job. One of the most interesting projects came to me through my friend Anita Medina, a gifted painter I met in one of my faux fresco classes. A client of Anita’s was interested in replicating the entire fresco cycle of the life of St. Peter, as depicted in the Brancacci Chapel. The “Capella dei Brancacci” is a chapel in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence. It is sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel of the early Renaissance.”
With a little paint and a couple of shelves, unassuming plywood becomes an unexpected work of art.
Let’s get crafty! Wayfair.com challenged me to give my very first blog craft a makeover for National Craft Month. Tutorial of a very French painted purse…
Yes, I am very Irish…with loads of beloved family traditions…one of which is Irish Soda Bread. I will be starting my celebrations a week early and I will be sharing our traditions with you. First, I have designed a Bit ‘o Green printable for YOU!!! It is one of my favorite Gifts in a Mason […]
I love this easy and quick Valentine craft including a step-by-step tutorial. When I realized that this lovely old quilt was beyond repair and it could be repurposed, taken out of the closet, and displayed so I could see it every day…I got over my fear and sadness of cutting someone’s handwork apart.
I have been returning to my art this summer. I work very hard at my job running an online school for 400+ professional bloggers. To find balance, I needed to reconnect to my creative side, so I declared the last six months of the year – Creativity Unleashed 2015. Joining The Great Craft Swap was a perfect fit. I love creating something unique for someone else. And I believe this textile artwork fits the bill.
Fiber Art and Painted Fabric I paint fabric! After I paint it, I create purses, tote bags, and accessories with the painted cloth. I teach others all my techniques for fun and funky painting using freehand painting, stencils, and rubber stamps on almost any fabric. We even use paints to dye fabrics. I call the purses I create […]
Baskets, egg hunts, jelly beans and bunnies…what’s not to like about Easter? Easter is my second favorite holiday.Why second? you might ask. Well, Thanksgiving is my favorite. But I do love the colors and the fun associated with the Easter season…and the fact that it is Spring!!! And I love, love Spring! I was inspired […]
Hugs and Kisses abound this time of year. XOXOX I am in a pink mood lately. It is a girly-girl year. I designed this cute and colorful Valentine subway tile printable just for the special day. I printed it on heavy cardstock and raised the printer setting to best. You could print on regular paper and […]
My pantry was a hot mess. This Wayfair Homemaker is on a mission to simplify and organize in 2015. I love browsing the pages of Wayfair.com for items to help me achieve that goal. I received compensation for using the products in My Organized Pantry Makeover and giving my honest feedback. My Organized Pantry Makeover Tips and Tricks There […]
I believe that your breakfast nook should be a bright an happy place to launch your day. Mine is a happy happy place…I hope. My decorating style is evident here – vintage, casual, with a dash of whimsey. The table and Hoosier that HIMself and I rebuilt and restored is the focal point of one […]
Angel Wood Cottage – Kitchen Christmas Tree Home is where my heart is happy. Nowhere am I happier than in our little Angel Wood Cottage on Amelia Island. Decorating her has been a journey of a thousand steps. You watched as we moved in last January. You watched as I simplified my life for 90-Days this […]
It’s that time of year that we all await…the release of Pantone’s Color of the Year for the coming year. So it is here… PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala Interesting on its own and a wonderful contrast for other hues, PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala serves as the foundation to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette. Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala […]