Word of the Year Clock

At the end of every year my husband and I evaluate how we did that year with the goals we set.  In fact, the past two years, we have done an overnighter with just the two of us and got out a pen and paper and wrote out family goals for the year.  I think {…Read More…}

T-shirt Upcycle: Two Toned Top

I love to mix patterns on BrassyApple.com and the easiest way to create your own pattern and color combination is to use t-shirts.  Colored or patterned t-shirts do all the work for you! And it’s easier than you THINK! Today I am creating a t-shirt that has a striped patterned front and a plain green {…Read More…}

Shade Painting with Stain

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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