Dixie Bell Paint - Armoire

$100 Dixie Belle Paint Giveaway & My New Armoire

Armoire Painted with Dixie Bell Paint

Painting this armoire has been on my to-do list for about 4 years. Maybe more. If it had been a smaller project I probably would have finished it long before now.

When the lovely ladies at Dixie Belle Paint contacted me to review their paint I decided it was time to tackle this big guy and transform him once and for all.

Now for the details, how to’s and before shots, when I thought I had an EPIC FAIL on my hands, how I fixed that epic fail PLUS a $100 Dixie Belle Paint Giveaway! Continue reading

End Pleats on Scalloped Valance

When Fabric Design & Pattern Repeat Influence Window Treatments

Scalloped Box Pleat Valance

Several weeks ago, Sandy contacted me about a new valance for her kitchen. She already had her fabrics picked out as well as an inspiration photo.
Scalloped Valance

What made this scalloped valance a bit trickier than other valances was the large rooster pattern in her fabric and the necessity of paying close attention to the pattern repeat.
If you look close you’ll notice the pattern repeated within the valances above. A more subtle repeat but still evident.

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How to Paint Metallic Stripes 1

Painting Gold & Silver Metallic Stripes

Painting Metallic Silver Stripes

Many times I’m privileged to work with different members of the same family.

Recently, I painted metallic stripes for nursery. Twice!

Emily is expecting a baby girl in a few months and asked for gold metallic stripes in her nursery. Emily’s mom, Christina, liked the idea as well so grandma’s nursery received silver metallic stripes!

Today I’m sharing all the details on how to paint your own metallic stripes.

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