Category Archives: Painting Tutorials

Creating a New Look with Vintage Decor Paint

Painted & Stenciled Table (20)

An empty bedroom. With four children this is a rare occurrence at my house. Now that two of those children are married I have a guest bedroom for the first time in 28 years! Slowly but surely I’m working on … Continue reading

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How to Easily Update Your Exterior Lanterns

How to Update Exterior Lanterns

For several weeks, okay months, I’d been noticing how dirty our garage lanterns were. Upon closer inspection they weren’t dirty they were faded. Really faded. Our garage faces west and 8 years of sun exposure had done a number on … Continue reading

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Bridal Shower Details – DIY Ombre Clothespins, Banners, Oversize Balloons & More

Bridal Shower Party Balloons

  I love details. In this last post about Kaleigh’s bridal shower I’m sharing the rest of the details that made the day so special including a tutorial for these adorable DIY pink ombre’ clothespins.

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How to Paint Custom Flower Medallions for Curtain Hardware

Painting Flower Medallions

Today I’m sharing all the details for painting your own curtain medallions like the ones used for Lily Grace’s Princess Curtains shared in my last post. One of the first elements we talked about when designing Lily’s window treatments was the idea … Continue reading

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My Mantle and How to Paint Faux Rusted Metal Letters

Beyond the Screen Door Mantle (2)

Once upon a time I decorated my house for the seasons. Easter, Spring, July 4th, etc…I still have some of the cutest seasonal decor stashed away in the attic. I vaguely remember what it looks like. These days I’m doing … Continue reading

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Our Master Bedroom, A Pallet Project and Being Content

Beyond the Screen Door Master Bedroom (6)

Years ago when my kids were younger and my Stay-At-Home-Mom hat was bigger than my Interior Designer hat I had a projects for my own house going all the time. Sewing, painting murals, switching the kids bedrooms, painting faux brick … Continue reading

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Chandelier Transformation


Every now and then, a midst our love of painting white everything that is old, there is the occasional decorative accessory that bucks the system. This beautiful white, shabby (due to age not intent) chandelier has hung in Eva’s dining … Continue reading

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Painting Faux Brick Columns: The Grapevine Part 2

Part 2 of the paint treatment in The Grapevine at Trinity Worship Center involved painting two support columns with a brick pattern. See The Grapevine: Part 1 for details on painting the stone wall. Before l-r Sherwin Williams Keystone Gray 7504, Macadamia … Continue reading

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