Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fall Decor-Pumpkin Decorations

Hello friends! Happy Labor Day to all. It's another balmy 100 degrees here in the Dallas area. LOL sure doesn't feel like fall to me but one can hope.  I recently had a dear client request I make some cute pumpkin decor for her and I thought I'd share with you. These half pumpkins can be found at any crafts store.  They are ready to hang and so cute and realistic looking.  You will need one or more pumpkin halves floral wire wire cutters ribbon scissors vinyl decals or stickers Cricut Explore die cutting machine hot glue assorted fall foliage clear satin or matte sealer (Krylon) First I either cut the vinyl on my machine or bought the stickers from the craft store.  You can find them in the scrapbooking section with all the other stickers.  I picked some pretty flourishes for this one.  Pick out a fall foliage bunch that you like along with some coordinating ribbon.  Place the stickers here and there on your pumpkin h
Monday, September 7, 2015

Painting Furniture and the French Cottage Look-McKinney Furniture Painting Class

I have been so busy with life and all that comes with it that I've neglected my blog. And since tonight seems to be another night of insomnia I thought I'd come and visit with you. I was painting just about an hour ago. A dresser and a roll top desk. I really have come to enjoy painting furniture, fabric, walls - really anything but especially furniture. I also love to share my enthusiasm for this Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, that I started  teaching a furniture painting class. Now I'm not a stockist-so I teach my students about different ways to paint but then I let them try their hand at it using my own personal stash of paint, wax, everything! We have such a blast! August 22nd was my last class since the beginning of the busy photography season for me is about to begin.  I've come to love each and every furniture piece that I paint. It gives me great pleasure to know that someone is enjoying that dresser or desk in their ow


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