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Friday, September 26, 2014

Outdoor Fall Decor on a Budget




Fall is upon us!!

I am so excited since this is my favorite time of year. I have been decorating my home and the store and I have realized that........
IT IS EXPENSIVE!!

That is why I did some things different this year. I did my outdoor fall decor on a budget. I love what is out in the stores but I also love putting my spin on things. After all, I am a DIY'er!

So I went to Old Time Pottery and got some great things. I created some fun easy projects for my outdoor fall decor that I think anyone can do. So head on over to the Old Time Pottery blog to see how to make some of my ideas for your own home.



I love sharing inexpensive ideas with each of you. I hope you enjoy it!



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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Layered Patina Painted Hutch

I am really excited to show you another layered technique I have done. This time I used 7 different paint colors. I paint furniture like I paint canvas. One of the things I like to do when I paint, is study my subject. So I decided to start studying patinas.

I have started a Patina Pinterest board. From texture to colors and chippiness will get pinned there. 

I used the same technique for the layered patina painted hutch as I did for my french end tables. The difference is the amount of colors and type of paint. I used Annie Sloan for the end tables and my new paint Country Chic for this hutch.


I started with my signature color paint Dreamingincolor. That is the base color that start the layered patina painted hutch.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Italian Carved Chair {Country Chic Paint}

If you have been around here long, you know I love French and Italian furniture. All the curves and carvings are perfect! It is a furniture painters candy.

When I came across this Italian carved chair my first thought was, "I am keeping this for myself!"
Unfortunately, it did not go in my living room and I didn't want to touch the perfect upholstery.

I knew exactly how I wanted to paint it. I used my layering technique. It is the same technique I used on this dresser.

I wanted the Italian carved chair to show all of its lovely details. Needless-to-say, I fell in love with it all over again. What do you think?



It took only two colors to achieve this look.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Duluth Gift Card Winners!!


Wow thanks everyone for all your great comments. Duluth gave me two $50 gift cards to give away, so I have picked two winners!

Please contact me with your address so I can send them to you!

The winners are

Miss Flibbertigibbet

AND

Dori Gray

You have 48hours to contact me!!! If I don't hear from you I will have to pick another winner.




Congratulations!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tin Man Candy Dispenser

The Wizard of Oz has always been one of my favorite movies. 

Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Glinda and the Wicked Witch. Who can forget? We become attached to all the characters in the film. (Well most of them anyway). These characters also make the best costumes for Halloween.  I wanted to take a little bit further with this original idea! Now is the time to head to Old Time Pottery to get your fall and Halloween supplies.



With the help of Old Time Pottery, I found some inexpensive supplies and made a Halloween Tin Man candy dispenser! This is better than the typical bowl. This is interactive! Head over there and check out how to do it!



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Duluth Lifetime Leather Bag and Giveaway

There is never a dull moment around here! Although Dreamingincolor is keeping me very busy, I enjoy all the projects I get into. Working with paint and furniture leads to heavy loads and cumbersome packages. I am constantly unpacking, boxing things and moving them to my house and back again.

I have learned several tricks to make life easier. One I discovered is Duluth Trading Co. I have known about them for years but always thought of them as the place to get really good work clothes. I have several shirts from them and love the way they wear.



While attending Haven I was introduced to their leather work bags. Love the smell of leather! The Lifetime Leather Tote is one of the newest leather bags. I really hate saying they are just a work bag!! They are so beautiful they can easily be the bag you use everyday!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dreamingincolor on TV


This has been one exciting week. For the first time, Dreamingincolor had a spot on TV! Talk of the Town to be exact. Yes, I just said that! This goes down as one of the cool things I have done as a blogger and store owner. Talk of the Town is a local show that does news, weather, and great demos on great topics. 

It was great meeting everyone that worked on the set. Lelan Statom is the weatherman. I know Lelan from way back when I taught Forensics (Speech and Debate). He was a judge for one of the other schools. His daughter used to compete. He was always kind and had the best personality. It was so good to see him again after all these years.

Meryll Rose is the host. She was the person I had most of my time with. She is sweet and gracious. What I noticed most was how comfortable she was with everyone and how she made us feel the same way. It's no wonder it is the top show both local and syndicated.



I got 4 minutes of time to show my Dorm Decor. It went by sooo fast!!
I was so excited to be able to use my signature color "Dreamingincolor" on the program. I demonstrated how to paint a chevron pattern, just like my post for Old Time Pottery.