Category Archives: Paint Techniques

Chalk Paint, Milk Paint and Specialty Paints: Differences

Bench painted with Krylon Spray Chalk Paint

Over the years, I have received so many questions about the differences between chalk paint, milk paint, traditional furniture paint and specialty paints for furniture revamp projects.  With so many furniture paints on the market today, it’s understandable that there are … Continue reading

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Joanna Gaines Chalk Style Paint Line

Magnolia Home New Chalk Style Paint from Joanna Gaines.

It’s a happy today for all of us paint geeks because as you can see in the post title, Joanna Gaines has announced that she is coming out with a line of chalk paint!! Yay! The official name of the … Continue reading

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Faux Cement Paint Technique and Recipe

Faux cement paint treatment and recipe. Great for revamping accessories.

For several years now, I have been doing this faux cement paint technique with a super easy recipe that I came up with that has been a great way for me to change the look of old accessories and decor.  It’s … Continue reading

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Fall Front Door Makeover

Fall Front Door Makeover. The Creativity Exchange

I’m excited to partner with Kwikset for this sponsored post. Hello fall! I’m so excited about today’s post because I teamed up with Kwikset for a fall front door makeover.   I cannot tell you how ready I am for cooler temps … Continue reading

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Best Paints to Use for Outdoor Furniture, Accessories and Pots

Porch refresh and tips for decorating.

Last week, I shared our front porch refresh project and I promised I would come back and share my tips for how to paint outdoor furniture, accessories and garden pots that will last for several years. Living in the extreme … Continue reading

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My “Go To” Paint Colors

All star paint colors that consistently work well in a variety of lighting situations. The Creativity Exchange

    Over the (almost) 7 years that I have been blogging about paint colors, I have never shared a color palette of my “go to” colors with you guys.  I receive emails and questions on my Facebook page all … Continue reading

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DIY Abstract Watercolor Art for Framing

Tutorial for making abstract watercolor art to frame.

    I have been wanting to share more art/paint techniques and tutorials with you guys and if you follow along with me on Instagram here, you may have noticed that I do a little bit of everything (acrylic, watercolor, … Continue reading

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DIY Abstract Heart Painting and a Fun Paint Party

DIY Abstract Heart Art Painting. Step by step tutorial.

          Last week, I hosted a paint party for the Museum of East Texas along with my friends- Emily, Anita and Susan.  The “Girls Night Out Paint Party”, was an auction item for 20 ladies that … Continue reading

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Nearly Perfect Neutral Paint Colors

Nearly perfect neutral paint colors that are versatile and consistently work well.

  Healing Aloe Benjamin Moore via Life on Virginia Street   About three years, I pulled together a color palette and list of what I called “Nearly Perfect Neutral Paint Colors” and it’s way past time that I  update that palette.  I … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Organize Craft Supplies and Paint

Creative ways to organize craft supplies and paint

      Finding creative ways to organize craft supplies and paint is not easy to do, especially if you’re really limited on storage space and have a ton of crafting supplies.  I came up with a few solutions in … Continue reading

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