Category Archives: Staff Projects

Giving something old a new look.

This past year has been a bit crazy. In September of 2015, I lost my mom to cancer and since then, we have been sorting through her huge craft stash and so much more. I have inherited lots of fabric, batting, as well as unique little furniture pieces. I came across her wooden stool that…

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Santas don’t always have to wear red…

As I sat looking at the two 2015 resin Santas I had (sorry, these are all sold out), I just didn’t want to paint him red. I have a Santa collection at home, most of them are ones that I have painted over the years, and alot of them are dressed in various colors of…

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Key to Christmas by Sandra Malone

Sandra Malone’s latest book, Key to Christmas, is packed with beautiful Christmas key ornament designs, as well as a few other ornaments too. I loved her “Ornament #7” but wanted to paint it larger on our “Large Ornament Shaped Plaque”. After enlarging the pattern 170% to fit this large ornament cutout, I started painting. It…

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I love chalky paint!

I still love playing around with DecoArt’s Chalky Paint…I have used it on resin, metal, and wood….I have turned old picture frames into something new and refreshing, as well as created signs, and even this decorative box for a friend’s daughter. The main colors are chalky paint, but the side flower details were painted with…

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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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Welcome Santa & Snowman Re-color Project

Our Welcome Santa & Snowman Set of 2 are currently on closeout, but are a great deal at 55% off. Two fabulous surfaces for only $8.55, who can pass that up? I couldn’t in fact I painted two of these sets…both sets are painted the same, but I personalized them for friends and family. I…

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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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For the love of Americana

I love Americana, and if you were in my house, you would see touches of it all year long throughout the house. So, I had this idea to give our resin Mushroom Cottage a patriotic look for the 4th of July. So, I picked my favorite colors and went to work. With a little shading…

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