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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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Whimsical Stenciled Ceiling

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Sometimes my clients ask me to do the craziest things. This is what I LOVE about my job. No two projects are ever a like.

The creativity for this boarder came from a group of pictures and foot stool. You never know where your inspiration is going to come from.

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Paying It Forward with Paint

Make A Child Smile

 

Paying It Forward

One of the greatest gifts you can give a child with special needs is your time and talent. If you would have asked me 6 months ago what Prader-Willi syndrome was, I honestly would not have known. In-fact I didn’t know what any special needs syndrome was a year ago, until God lead me on this new journey…….Wait until you see the video of the reveal, it will definitely tug at your heart strings.

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Hand Painted Fall Leaf Wreath

How to make a Fall Wreath

Fall Leaf Wreath

I remember growing up in Massachusetts as children and raking up a pile of leaves and jumping in them. I love the fall especially when all the leave change colors and air is nice and crisp. Living in South Florida I don’t get to see the change of seasons anymore.

While I was visiting my daughter in the North West coast of Florida, where they have lots of trees with big green leaves, I was able to make a fun fall craft with my five year old granddaughter.

After a quick trip to Michaels for some extra supplies I realized I forgot to buy spray glue for the glitter. UGH! I was not about to drive back to the store, so I can up with a great alternative. 

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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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My TOP 10 Tools and Products

PLUS! where I buy them

Top Ten Paint tools

Ever wonder what the Pros use to paint with? Not sure where to buy them? Wish you knew their trade secrets? I’m going to share 10 of my favorite products and resources with you.

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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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One Day DIY Project

Weekend Project

 

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Looking for a weekend project? Look what I made in one day for about $25.  I love cheap projects, especially ones that I can do in one day. Take a look at what I did to this, you will never believe it was the same table.

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Home Decor for July 4th

Fun Decorating Ideas for the 4th of July

 

 July 4 Boot Decor

Boot Decor

They say you can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl.

How cute is this! And it only cost $6.00 to make them.

Do you have an old pair of boots laying around that you will probably never wear again? I did, I think I bought them to go to a themed party years ago.  In fact I forgot I even had them until I saw this idea on Pinterest.

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