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Insanely Easy Raised Stenciling Tutorial

Have you ever tried to do raised stenciling? I’m slightly obsessed with it.  I’ve done full buffet tops (a number of times), drawer fronts, doors, tables and everything in between.  I use it to add dimension in my mixed media pieces and I love it for makeshift trays out of old cabinet doors. Here are […]

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Easy Old World Finish

Well, here we are in the middle of May, 2020.  My state is still sheltering in place, and my hair looks like Rod Stewart’s hair from 1978.  All kidding aside, I’m grateful for my health, my families health, and the ability to escape to my studio to create.  The weather around here has been super […]

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French Provincial DIY Paint Make Over

Hurrah!! Hurrah!! It’s the first of May! And boy howdee I could not be more excited.  The weather actually starts to get nice here in Wisconsin- like- winter is actually over (gulp- I hope!). The big difference this year is of course that we are all still stuck at home with the Shelter in Place […]

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2 Must See Flower Pot UpCycles

Well, here we are in the midst of Spring.  The weather can’t make up it’s mind- chilly and rainy or warm and sunny.  I really want to start decorating and revamping my backyard, but it is just a little early- I really think if I start putting all of my ideas into place that it […]

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13 Must See Pieces Using Cowgirl Coral

Ahhhh April.  Usually one of my favorite month’s of the year.  This year, of course is very different.  While the weather is getting nicer, we are stuck in quarantine! I am so very grateful to have a backyard to hang out in, and a house full of projects waiting to be done. My color of […]

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2 Up Cycled Foot Stool Projects You Will Want to Try!

So in the midst of all of the really disturbing COVID-19 news, I am so happy to have my amazing community of artists and makers to turn to.  I swear, if I didn’t have art supplies in my studio – I’d probably go nuts! I’m still celebrating Monet’s Garden as my color of the month!  […]

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Two Up Cycled Train Cases You Have to See!

I am so excited to be smack dab in the middle of March! The snow is melting (hurrah!!), and yesterday I saw a Robin hopping in the yard. I’m celebrating Monet’s Garden this month.  A gorgeous primary green that has amazing versatility! This week, Jill from Upsadaisies and I took some boring old train cases/suitcases […]

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Monet’s Garden Spotlight!

Hurrah!  It’s the first week of March, and we are ever closer to Spring.  The snow has started to melt- (though I’m sure we will get more before its all said and done).  The month brings a new color to celebrate!  Monet’s Garden is a gorgeous primary green that pairs well with so many colors. […]

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Petticoat Pink Round Up!

Ahhhhhhh.  Here we are in the very last week of February (thank the LORD!!!). I am really tired of winter- so onward Spring! I’m so glad I chose Petticoat Pink as my color of the moth for February- it sure does brighten up any gray day don’t you think? For this week, I have collected […]

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2 Gorgeous UpCycled Hat Boxes Using Petticoat Pink

Well, we are smack dab in the middle of February. Valentine’s Day is over and the dole-drums are setting in.  Good thing I’m still celebrating my color of the month, DIY Paint Petticoat Pink! I was so excited to collab with Michelle from Serendipity House this week.  When I asked her what she wanted to […]

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