paint pen accent wall


So there's this tiny coat closet in our hallway. When we did our hallway makeover last year we took off the hideous bifold door and decided to just leave it open, which I really love. The closet has this little strip of wall and I wanted to add a bit of something to it. Nothing too obvious, just a smidge of fun. Cue the paint pen. To start, I drew two vertical lines from ceiling to floor with a silver metallic paint … [Read more...]

you go ahead, i’ll take the long way around

exquisite humor canvas

  Always keep your beautiful imagination and exquisite humor. I think this quote is absolute perfection. And it looks great on this canvas...however. This project didn't quite go according to plan.   So I started with a canvas that Curt had painted on years ago. He said he didn't want it so I thought I'd recycle the canvas and just paint over the whole thing with white. (I hate getting rid of something that I can … [Read more...]

hand-drawn arrow art


  I've seen arrows popping up in design elements recently and I find myself thoroughly enjoying them. So I thought I'd give it a go.   This is a wooden box lid. As I've stated before, I have a bunch of lids that I don't use with the storage boxes so I use them in various crafty projects. But a canvas would work wonderfully for this project too.   First, I gave the lid a nice coat of white … [Read more...]

paint pen ampersand

paint pen ampersand

  Ever since my ampersand marquee light I've been a little bit obsessed with ampersands. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but I simply cannot get enough. And paint pens. I've decided I need to do more projects involving paint pens. They're just so stinkin' fun to use.   I started with a piece of scrap wood I rummaged out of the garage. I wanted the wood grain to show through so I painted on a light layer of white … [Read more...]

’tis the season: santa art

metallic santa art

    Let's be honest. Some projects are more fun to do than others. And some projects are just so wonderfully enjoyable it's almost sad when they're finished. This was just such a project. *Gasp*  I know, right!   A few years ago, Pottery Barn was selling this glitter Santa canvas. I instantly fell in love with it. The price was $299. What the what?! Well, that was the end of that. But I've never forgotten it. … [Read more...]

striped metallic centerpiece

striped metallic centerpiece

  How about an easy, last-minute Thanksgiving centerpiece?   Here's what you need.   I started by drawing an outline of the 1 x 6 onto a piece of fabric.   Then I marked out lines for the tape. I used a friction pen so once I had the tape on I did a quick once over with the iron and the lines disappeared.   This baby is ready for some spray paint!   I love the … [Read more...]