Shade Painting with Stain

Gradient-Stain-Technique

IC readers – you are in for a treat here! This weekend, at the Haven Conference, I got the chance to meet the DIY duo Nick and Beth, the authors of the blog Sawdust and Embryos.  When I first saw Beth’s amazing shade technique I begged her to guest post to share it on here. That, my friends, is a coffee table Beth painted and then shaded with stain.

Gradient-Stain-Technique

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Displaying Kids Art on the Wall–{Hot Tip!}

displaying kids art on the wall

School is over and summer is well underway.  But I bet if you are anything like our family you have kept special papers, report cards, and art projects all in some type of bin, box or folder.  One of the things I have noticed about my kids is that the more I showcase their projects the more they try.  I love decorating with my kids’ art work and I find that they feel such a sense of pride when their artwork “makes it” on our walls.

displaying kids art on the wall

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5 Ways to Give a Gift to Dad

"Pop" basket for father's day

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 19th. That gives you two weeks to create  awesome gifts to show the fathers in your lives just how very precious they are to you. Now you may be thinking that homemade, crafty gifts aren’t really what dads want. They want manly gifts, like sporting equipment or {…Read More…}