Faux Finishing

Decorating with Upholstery Tacks & Nailhead Trim

Upholstery tacks are not just for furniture. The best part of being a DIYer is getting creative. There are so many things you can do with nailhead trim and upholstery tacks. I’m going to show you 5 ideas you can use to decorate your walls, ceilings and even a door with decorative tacks.

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How to Paint Cloud Ceilings

The Sky's The Limit

A ceiling accented with clouds and sky adds whimsy to the room, makes you feel relaxed, and creates a feeling of being outside.

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Ivana’s Big Girl Room

Painting It forward

I’ve been blessed with an amazing opportunity to  paint it forward for children with disabilities. In 2016 I started a nonprofit organization called “Paint For Children”. Ivanna’s room was completely transformed in one day thanks to the help of Ray Mayo who painted the dresses and accessories on the wall.

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Chalk Paint for Half Price

Paying to much for Chalk Paint...NOT ANY MORE!

Are you tired of spending a fortune on chalk paint?  So was I, that’s why I started shopping around and trying different prodcuts. I wanted to paint this piece of furniture but didn’t want to spend more on paint than I did on the furniture piece. I bought this piece years ago at Home Goods for $79. I like it and could really use the storage, but I didn’t like the brown.

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How To Paint Granite Counter Tops

Yes! You Can Paint Laminate

Faux Granite Counter Top

Believe it or not, you CAN PAINT laminate counter tops to look like granite!

I know that your kitchen is the most important room in your house and it is also the most expensive room to remodel. When my daughter and her husband moved into their first home they were in their early 20’s and didn’t have the $20,000 budget to remodel tithe kitchen.So we did the next best thing. We used PAINT!

There are a couple of tips to know before you get started……………

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Stain a Door in Two Easy Steps

Gel Stain

 

Gel Stain

Turn your wood door from DRAB to FAB! Did you know that your front door is the most important door in your house? Why? Well for one everyone one can see it from the road …. this is the door your company uses when they come to visit……. the front door gives your house instant curb appeal  and this is the door that says WELCOME come on in.

Let me show you how to take your wood doors from Drab to Fab in Two Easy Steps.

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Tin Ceiling on a BUDGET

Looks Like The Real Thing

AF Faux Tin Ceiling copy

Inspired by the beauty of tin ceilings but don’t want to pay the high price of real tin? Not sure how to get the tin look without bankrupting your wallet? Would you like to learn how to get the Tin Ceiling on a budget? Read On! You won’t believe what this was made from. 

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Tissue Paper Wall Finish in 4 Easy Steps

DIY Wall Finish

Gold Tissue paper

Elegant wall finish

 

 

Believe it or not I created this wall with tissue paper, YUP! The same stuff you wrap your gifts with. In fact, I bought the tissue paper at the Dollar store. This faux finish is not only easy to do it is also budget friendly.

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