Halloween Party Tutorials – Painted Pumpkins

Confession: I along with a great majority of America am obsessed with all things pumpkin!  That means pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer and most importantly… carving pumpkins!  Now if you have browsed the blog world or Pinterest over the past few Halloweens, you may know that carving pumpkins is so 2011!  Now this is not to say that I am completely

DIY – Painted & Distressed Mason Jars

Who doesn’t love mason jars?  These glass canning jars seem to be all over the place these days, and for good reason!  There is so much you can do with these inexpensive glasses! Today, I will show you how I painted and distressed these mason jars for a shabby chic yet seasonal look! 1. Start with CLEAN and DRY mason jars  I used two of

DIY Wall Art – Bonne Vie!

Wall Art is one of the easiest and impactful DIY type projects you can take on.  Especially if you have some Record Album Frames.  These square frames are perfect for changing up your look, as the possibilities are endless! Once upon a time, I lived with my parents, and one of my greatest wishes was to have a wall of records, in my bedroom.  And

I Saw the Sign – PMC Fundraiser

I love any reason to paint a wooden sign, especially when it is for a fundraiser.  Recently, my friend Maura Dacey hosted an event for the Pan Mass Challenge and I was happy to donate an item to such a great cause, and attend such a wonderful event. After I decided on a fitting phrase of “Keep Calm and Ride On”, I got to work sanding down my

Live Laugh Love This Painting Tip!

One of my favorite projects is making signs out of reclaimed wood, however it wasn’t until a few days ago when I decided to try a crackle finish using the old back to school staple: Elmer’s School Glue.  I had read about this technique a few times and then quickly forgot about it.  That is until I decided a good old distressing wouldn’t give this