Do you have a fireplace? Are you happy with the way it looks? Did you know you can refinish a fireplace pretty easily? It’s true! This is the 2nd time I refinished this fireplace. This is how it looked for the past 15 years. A light color wash. Before this it was stark white and […]
Yes, you CAN paint your countertops! A reader graciously shares her story and before & after photos. What a difference!
I had an idea. Try not to be shocked. My husband once told me if we could have a 1-900-number for all of my ideas we’d be rich. This isn’t one of those holy-cow-how-did-you-ever-think-of-that ideas though. This is just one of those hey-it’s-Friday-and-these-are-some-really-cool-pins-I-saw-on-Pinterest-this-week ideas. Faux Zinc with Paint Feather Stamp from a Sweet Potato Watercolor […]
A few days ago, after unloading all of the groceries, I brought in my recent treasures from our oh-so-awesome local thrift store. What is that? Mom inquired. I’m not sure . . . yet. What are you going to do with . . . it? Don’t know . . . yet. Where are you going […]
This is a simple little way to paint faux rust using only craft paints. On almost anything. Like little stars, cut out of cereal boxes. That would make ideal ornaments for Christmas trees for a front porch. Like my porch, for instance. Yes, I realize we just had Halloween. Yes, I realize it’s only the […]
I think most people would be surprised how easy faux finishes can be. Dollar store items are great things to practice on, and if they turn out . . . great! If not, you’re only out a buck and some time. Different finishes work better on different surfaces and it’s only through trial and error […]
We see verdigris all over the place. The Statue of Liberty is verdigris, for instance. Many don’t know what verdigris is or how it’s obtained, other than it’s a pretty shade of green or turquoise. In it’s natural state, verdigris is the patina that happens when bronze, brass or copper is weathered over time. Since […]
I hate to break it to you but Father’s Day is three weeks away! Here’s a fun and easy faux finish that’s perfect for the guy in your life. Don’t let the words “faux finish” scare you off, ok? This is a foolproof paint finish and you only need a few supplies. Supply List wood […]