How to Paint a Fireplace

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The East Coast Creative gals are back with another amazing stencil project.  I already copied their last months project and now I want to paint my fireplace.  I have terrible black tiles that are itching for a makeover.  And I agree with Jessica it sounds like a great fall project for me.  So do you {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Do Ombre

Creme de la Craft ombre vase

The other day, when I showed you my surfer subway art, I admitted that I’m pretty much crushing on the whole ombre trend. If you are unsure about what ombre is exactly, I’m about to fill you in.  The word “ombre” is a French word that means “shaded.”  In fashion and decor, it’s used to {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Decorate with the Color Orange

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At the beginning of every year, Pantone announces their pick for “Color of the Year”.  It’s their prediction of what the freshest, trendiest color will be in fashion, design, and decor.  The pick for 2012, you might remember, was Tangerine Tango.  This bright, fun shade of orange has definitely been in the spotlight, this year. {…Read More…}





Semi-Transparent Deck Stain

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So I know you are all waiting with bated breath wondering what stain I chose for my deck.  First let me tell you what played into my decision-making. 1.  I live in good ol’ corn-fed middle America smack dab in the middle of the USA. In Indianapolis we experience four seasons.  This means we get {…Read More…}