Monday, July 27, 2015

Loving the Ship Lap Look?

Isn't this room gorgeous with the ship lap walls in white? This is from the How to Decorate blog of Ballard Designs. Lots of great ideas to be found here.
The homedit blog had this lovely room with aqua ship lap. Love it! I want this look, but really thought it would be out of my skill set. But look.....this is how you buy it. MerryPad blog has the whole how to. Check it out here.
Doesn't it look easy peasy? I just need to find my perfect spot to give it a try. I would love to hear if you have tried a ship lap wall. Send your pics I would love to post them too.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I love Amy Howard Paint!!!

I should first tell you I am not affiliated in any way with Amy Howard Paint. I attended Haven conference and Amy ( I feel we are on a first name basis now) gave this incredible presentation and techique class. This is what I painted!
I have been painting furniture for awhile and now I realize it is horribly bad. The products she has brings authenticity to your work. It really is believable (not like mine with crazy distressing where it couldn't possibly get distressed). I had no idea these products where out there or how to use them. So I got to my local Amy Howard retailer and bought these things to start. Trust me I wanted it all! I already had a can of her one step paint on my paint rack so I have what I need to get started.
The Toscana Milk paint is awesome, you only mix up what you need with equal parts of the paint to water. Look at the color of this paint it is gor-geous!!
So now friends I am off to find a piece of exceptional ugliness that I hope to revive into something beautiful with my Amy Howard paint, wax and dust! Stay tuned.

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Jewelry !

I have been busy making lots of new jewelry. I have to admit the hardest part for me is getting the photos and getting them loaded into the etsy store. That part is not as much fun as playing with my beads,but a necessary part of the business. Hope you like my new stuff. You can find them here. Thanks for stopping by!