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My Painter’s Toolkit

My Painter’s Toolkit

My painter’s tool kit contains a lot of goodies that make my life easier. Brushes are there, of course, (see my post on my favorite furniture painting brushes, brush storage, and  brush care techniques) but there are a few other items that make up my go-to tools.

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How to Clean and Care for Your Artist Paint Brushes

How to Clean and Care for Your Artist Paint Brushes

We’ve talked a lot about brush selection and what the best brush is for each type of project, but we haven’t talked very much about caring for your brushes. Your Most Valuable Tools Your paintbrushes are your most valuable tools, whether you’re painting on furniture...

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Dry Brush Vintage Mailbox

Dry Brush Vintage Mailbox

https://youtu.be/PEy8JfiRk1I Happy New Year! Bye 2020 and hello 2021! I am hoping this New Year brings you many great things. While you're starting your new year off, I thought I would bring you a quick project that only took me a few minutes to complete! I have had...

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Make Your Own Gesso

Make Your Own Gesso

If you have seen my post "Make Your Own Chalky + Clay Paint" then you will love this post! Today we are going to be making our own Gesso. Gesso is usually a thicker paint with a look of, what I call,...

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The Perfect Painting Studio?

The Perfect Painting Studio?

I’m not sure if there is really a “perfect” studio, but I can tell you what I wish I had, for sure! Mine probably wouldn’t be “Pinterest Worthy”, but it would be efficient! I think, ideally, I would have a separate canvas painting studio, and furniture painting...

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Choosing Paint Brushes – My Favorite Brushes

Choosing Paint Brushes – My Favorite Brushes

  There are literally tens of thousands of different types of paint brushes out there, and it can be confusing, when you want to select the right brush, or the best brush, for your project. I am far from a "brush snob", but I do have my favorites. I don't, however,...

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How to Use Decorative Moulds on an Artist’s Trading Book

How to Use Decorative Moulds on an Artist’s Trading Book

I LOVE the look of aged embellishments on any project. The moulds from Redesign by Prima allow you to create an unlimited supply of embellishments for furniture, knobs, decorative containers, lamps, and even books! The process is very simple, and the supplies are...

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My Favorite Brushes & How I Store Them

My Favorite Brushes & How I Store Them

I am so deep into the furniture painting underworld, that I could talk for days about the benefits of good brushes, and the necessity of cheap brushes. The right tool for the job is always important, whether it is a 50 cent version, or a $50 indispensable must-have. I...

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Guest Bathroom Renovation

Guest Bathroom Renovation

Have you thought about re-doing your bathroom? Yep, me, too.  After my recent foot surgery, I had to sleep downstairs for a few weeks and use the guest bathroom that I normally seldom even enter. You know how it is, right? I have “my” bathroom, just off my bedroom....

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