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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

TriCk or TreAt

We chose the TreatS-I had so much fun making these cupcakes with the kids, I think I may have enjoyed it more than them... Next up will be another Halloween goodie---Caramel apples. After the kids get in from school, we'll start on'em. The caramel is made from scratch and after the apples are dipped, they're covered in pecans and drizzled with chocolate. Sounds yummy, eh? BOO!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011


Hey! Just wanted to share a photo of my dining room. I have a lot more to do yet, but I think it looks quite nice considering all I did was paint the walls, the chandelier, and reupholster the chairs. Not bad for around $135.00 and less than 5 hours of work (walls were painted with two coats-2 1/4 hours, metallic circles-1 hour, chairs-1 hour, chandelier 30 minutes)... Wait until I show you the painting I'm working on for this space. It's wild and whimsical-I Love it! I'm using Derwent INKTENSE Pencils as well as pastels and acrylics, can't wait to finish. Soooo busy right now-MUST make time:) Enjoy! xox

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SIMPLE Before and Afters

This photo shows what I started out with-the tile on the left is a 2"x 2" ceramic tile. All I did was apply a simple faux-finish followed by a layer of resin to create the tile you see on the right. Love the depth and dimension! I'm currently working on my dining room and snapped a before photo of one of the chairs. I purchased 4 yards of a contemporary fabric and reupholstered all six for under $65.00-Bargain!

These dated can lights were in my sunroom over my cooking top. I didn't want to replace them because the size and scale is perfect, what I didn't like was the antique brass finish. Sooooo-I gave them a weathered look by applying sand and a few other mediums and ended up with some pretty awesome rusted lights---which look great next to the exposed brick. Too fab!

Talk about design on a dime-it doesn't get any more cost effective than this. Client wanted a granite countertop, but the granite was on back order for 3 months. Temporary solution-paint the existing counters and seal with resin. My client got so many compliments on the treatment, he decided to forgo the granite for awhile.

The pics are of the fireplace in the master bedroom of the Design Is show house. I wanted to keep the integrity of the Victorian fireplace, but wanted to give it a more "today" look. I did so by applying silver metallic paint and glass gems to the facade. Totally inexpensive and totally beautiful. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mermaid ATC Swap

Made these mini paintings (2.5" x 3.5") for an ATC swap on Doll Dreams. Great fun!
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