Category Archives: Inspiration

Great Outdoors Stocking Project

I don’t know about all of you other decorative painters, but my mind never seems to shut off when it comes to creating and ideas. It actually scares my husband sometimes…giggling! I love to re-imagine designs on other surfaces by resizing them, flipping them, or only using part of the design in order to make…

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Weathered Wood Sign

We have all seen the amazing, fun and creative projects made from wooden pallets and unfinished wood on Pinterest. Our team member, Judy was inspired by a sign she saw at her local craft store. You can make a sign like Judy’s by refurbishing pallet wood, assembling unfinished wood or buying a pre-made sign. Our…

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Quick and Easy Valentine Projects

I always love creating quick and easy projects, they are not only fun, but can be completed in a weekend or even a day. This time I used some stencils, DecoArt Chalky Paint, and our 3 Piece Wine Caddy Collection. With just three paint colors (Rouge, Innocence, and Everlasting) I created three gifts to give…

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Burlap Animals

Our Buttoned up Trio Set of 3 are too cute…but I wanted them to have a new look. Their texture is perfect for the look of burlap so that is the direction I headed. Using DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Burlap, I based every inch of them. I then dry brushed the patches with Espresso,…

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New Book…Two Folk Art Friends

When I saw the new book Two Folk Art Friends by artists Della Wetterman and Rosemary West, I loved it, even though I usually do not paint this style of Folk Art. All of their designs are painted on tin, but I knew we had some surfaces that the patterns would fit perfectly on. I…

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Goodwill Finds

Last week at lunch a co-worker and I went to the Goodwill to see what we could find. I found two items that had potential to turn into a snowman and the other a Santa. I used DecoArt  Americana Decor Chalky Paints as the base coat and then did all of my details with DecoArt…

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Been busy finishing up UFOs!

Like everyone, I have piles and boxes of resin, wood, tin…and I think I have it everywhere! So, I decided I am going to try and finish up as many UFOs that I can get done! I started with the stash of Halloween resin I have had for years…finished out two trains, witches, and a…

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Chalky paint on resin

I love DecoArt’s new Americana Decor Chalky paint, but I wondered how it would work on resin…well, I love it on resin! I decided to give our resin Turkey a simple look and chose to basecoat the entire piece first in the color Timeless…and I was surprised that it actually covered the resin in one…

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Chalky Paint on Resin?

We have been thinking of all sorts of ways to use the DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint.  I decided to try it out on our Resin Swirled Pumpkins. Sandra Malone did a great job designing animal print for the pumpkins, but I’m not an animal print lover so I wanted something a little more tame (you…

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Another Staff Re-color Project Done!

Our resin Lovely Angels were very spring oriented, but when I looked at them recently I  saw them as something other than just spring. In fact, I saw each one of them could represent a different season; one for summer, one for fall, and one for winter or Christmas. So, I sat down with my…

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