Day 2 of 12 Days of Holiday DIY-Painted Mason Jars

Happy Day 2 of our 12 Days of Holiday DIY! Today we are painting mason jars. Did you catch us live on Facebook today? I started painting up a pretty jar this afternoon at the shop. Painting mason jars are super popular and super easy! I know many of you have done this before, but […]

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12 Days of DIY – Day One – Painted Pots

  Hi Friends, did you see the FB Live post I did this afternoon in the kitchen? Our first day of DIY started a little shaky but hope it got you thinking about last minute inexpensive DIY. It’s not to late to paint up, or make some Christmas decor or gifts. I’m going to try […]

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Painting Skates How To

Hey friends, today we’re painting skates. Yup. Skates. I told you I like to paint ALL the things. :) I’m going to show you how you can easily paint skates to make cute Holiday decor. Last week I posted a picture on Facebook of the shop and in the photo was a pair of painted […]

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That Time I Went To Miss Mustard Seed’s Studio and Didn’t Take Pictures

True story. I was at Miss Mustard Seed’s beautiful studio, spent 3 days with her and only snapped a few pictures. Not even good ones. Seriously. No Facebook Live post. No interview with her. No lovely shots. Nope. I had all that planned. But…I don’t know. We started painting and chatting and that was that. […]

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I’m off to Miss Mustard Seed’s Studio

Guys! Guess what? Guess where I am off to this week? I’m jetting off to Pennsylvania to spend a few days with Miss Mustard Seed in her beautiful studio. For real. (all photos on this post are from Miss Mustard Seed) I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. Marian (Miss […]

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Save the Date – A DIY By the Sea Retreat

I’m so excited. A DIY Paint by the Sea Retreat. Did you hear? I made a little announcement on Facebook today.  Go have a peek. I’ll wait….. Did you see? We’re hosting a retreat. I know…bad hair, terrible video but seriously…did you SEE that beach?? The resort?? Oh my. Are you gonna save the date? […]

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Paint Tip – Prop it up and Turn it Upside-down

Hi Friends, I’m back with another quick furniture painting tip. Recently one of my cottage renters emailed me and said she just had a quick questions “why do all my tuna cans have weird paint marks on them?” It was driving her family crazy trying to figure it out. Here’s why. I prop up my […]

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Look What THEY Did – Showing off a creative customer

Showing off one of my customers beautifully creativity inspired cottage by the sea, this cottage is filled with love, re loved and re purposed and painted pieces. Its a beautiful seaside cottage.

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Paint Tip – Make Raw Wood Edges Look Old

Hi Friends, welcome to the first in our series of  “Paint Tips From the Front Porch” we will be sharing some paint tips and how to’s as I come across something I think you may like, recurring questions or some little behind the scenes pro furniture painting and DIY “paint tips” Today’s simple paint tip […]

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Re Loved Cottage Buffet and Hutch

I’m a little late with beach cottage updates. So many of you have asked. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is I painted the cottage buffet and hutch and a few other things. The bad new is I didn’t get all the furniture painted at the beach cottage. Which is funny because […]

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