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Rain Campaign Art Piece Mural

Rain Campaign Art Piece Mural

I was asked last summer to repair an art piece and custom paint a mural of Iowa native wildflowers on it.   The art piece had been commissioned by Polk County Public Works several years ago to be completed.  It was created to bring awareness to Polk County's Rain...

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Benjamin Moore Scuff-X on Furniture

Benjamin Moore Scuff-X on Furniture

Benjamin Moore Scuff-X on furniture paint review. I needed a paint that I could spray quickly on some rattan chairs, that didn’t require a primer and would cover in 2 coats.  I also needed it to dry quickly.  When I went to my local Benjamin Moore retailer, they...

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General Finishes Milk Paint Review

General Finishes Milk Paint Review

General Finishes Milk Paint is a line of paint that I discovered over 10 years ago at my local woodworking store, in addition, it is my "go to" paint for furniture and cabinetry!  General Finishes, based in East Troy, Wisconsin, prides themselves on being the "leading...

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Creating a “French Country” wall finish

Creating a “French Country” wall finish

When my client called me and asked if I could create a wall finish reminisce of the french country she had seen when visiting France several years ago, I was on it!  After meeting with my client and the designer (Rinseaux Interiors), I had a really good idea of what...

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Why learning to create copper finishes is so important.

Why learning to create copper finishes is so important.

When you start out as a decorative artist, there are a few fundamental finishes you must have in your arsenal.  Learning to create a copper finish is one of them.  I believe it is so important, I made it one of the finishes I teach in my "Certified Home Decor Artist...

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How to do Christmas Decor Without Breaking The Bank!

How to do Christmas Decor Without Breaking The Bank!

I absolutely love decorating for the holidays!  After decorating for 33 years of marriage and 4 children and running a home decor artist business, I've learned a few things!  Here's what I've learned to keep things in budget and not break the bank!    Use what...

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How to Repair Clay Tile With Paint

How to Repair Clay Tile With Paint

I recently got called out to a home with two fabulous clay tile fireplaces.  This particular home was built around 1910 and the fireplaces were original to the home.  Over time, the clay tiles flanking each fireplace had gotten chipped.  To rip out these gorgeous...

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5 Reason Why Faux Finishing Is Not Dead.

5 Reason Why Faux Finishing Is Not Dead.

There's been a lot of talk lately on the inter webs about faux finishing and whether it's out of style.  Well I am here to say it is not.  I have listed the 5 main reasons why faux finishing is still an avid part of decorating and design. Faux finishing has evolved....

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How To Create A Coffee Bar

How To Create A Coffee Bar

Coffee bars have been all the rage for several years and they don't look like they are going out of style any time soon! You can actually use just about anything to create a coffee bar. All that's really needed is a designated space for all your coffee items. The only...

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