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Painting Upholstery

Autumn green window display-33

Painting upholstery is a highly debatable process. Some people swear by it, and others yell from the roof tops “IT’S NOT POSSIBLE.” No matter your opinion on the subject, painting upholstery is counter-intuitive to say the least. I’ve done a handful of painted upholstery projects over the years. Some of them have been a major […]

Mixed Paint, Stained Finish and Stenciled Top

Dresser, Limpet's Shell-2

This is part 2 of the little chest of drawers I refinished last week, tutorial style! You can read Part One here. Before What you need: Klean Strip (or other paint stripper of choice) Putty Knife Protective Gloves and Eyewear Trash bag Paper Towels Chalk Paint® Wax Sandpaper Hemp Oil Stencil Step 1: I started […]

How to Build a Vintage Style Kissing Booth

photo booth love sign

We’ve had nearly five years worth of photo booths for every special event that the Glendora Village has to offer! It’s hard to stretch our imaginations to do something different yet extravagant since we’ve done so many of them. But, we manage! For the Glendora Village Wine Walk this past Saturday, we themed our photo […]

“Businessy” Tidbits and Starting your own Small Creative Business


As I was preparing for Career Day at Goddard last week…and, as I’ve been executing a comprehensive business plan for 2016, I’ve realized that I LOVE business about as much as I love painting! It’s really not that surprising (I have a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and Development…which I don’t mention to gloat but […]

A Sassy Shade of Green

Dresser, Granny Smith Green-7

The days of grey and white are over. Well…maybe not over, but taking a temporary back seat! Perhaps it’s the season; I always feel a bit bolder during the summer when the weather is warmer, the flowers are in full bloom and the sky is blue. Why shouldn’t that brightly colored goodness translate to furniture? […]

Antique Hope Chest

French Linen Chest-19

I painted this antique hope chest in French Linen with a wash in Coco, details in Old White and finished with Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing and Clear Beeswax. To see all the process pictures, check out our photo-tutorial on facebook and the image gallery on the sale page!