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DIY Chair Makeover Part 2

Hello again, Poppets!

I swear it didn’t take me an entire year to finish these dining chairs. The past twelve months got away from me once we went into escrow on our house last August. 843 more words


Zip Tie Caddy

Zip ties are one of those magical inventions that are simple genius, and I can’t live without them.  I have a fancy zip tie gun at work that does a really good job of tensioning the tie, automatically cutting at a set point, and keeping the tail captured.   219 more words


Where to start: Watercolor sets

Watercolor is a medium of contradictions. Portable and simple. Difficult and muddy. Cheap and expensive. It’s easy to be confused as to what to buy, and without fail, most professional artists like to state that there’s no sense in buying student or “craft” grade watercolors. 2,071 more words

Weekly YouTube Inspiration

I have always enjoyed painting as a child. Not that I was any good, but the act of painting itself was very liberating and relaxing. Seeing the bright vibrant colors pop on my paper brought me joy, and continues to do so now. 68 more words

13 Ways To Protect Your Home From Intruders

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Factual Friday

Making Casein Paint: Titanium White

I’ve been wanting to get back to using one of my favorite paint mediums for awhile, casein. I took an inventory of the tubes I had available for my next project, and noticed I was short or low on a few colors, particularly titanium white, so it’s time to make some more. 258 more words