Category Archives: Home Sweet Home

Hand-painted Mandala Floor

When I was in the midst of cleaning out my studio to re-paint, I decided I had to do something about my floor.  It is etched and stained (warm golden yellow) concrete floor that we had professionally done almost ten … Continue reading

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2018 Studio Makeover

I spent most of January remodeling my home art studio. Here are some before and after photos. Boy, was it ever a lot of work! It took me about 3 weeks to complete. The before pics were taken after 3 … Continue reading

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Chalkola – Chalk Board Markers w/ discount code

The very kind folks from ChalkOla sent me these free chalk board markers to try out and review. I have two doors in my home painted with black chalk board paint, so of course I jumped at the chance to check … Continue reading

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TBT: jungle room from 2003

In the spirit of #tbt (throw back Thursday) I thought I’d post these old pics I stumbled across today. They are from 2003, when we lived in Dallas. I had painted my oldest’s room with a jungle theme. He was … Continue reading

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Studio Tour part 3

A final look at my studio space to share a few more new updates. The flooring in my studio is a painted and etched concrete. We had them done professionally about 6 years ago when we moved in. These floors … Continue reading

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Studio Tour Part 2

Welcome! For those of you who missed my studio tour and those of you who live far away, here is a little virtual tour for you. Some of you may have seen pics of my room already, but there were … Continue reading

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Big reveal::Chair Makeover

Ta-da! It’s done. It’s funny because when I first saw this chair, I wasn’t sure I wanted to take on the project. I passed it up at $25, but then my friend saw it a week later for $15.  She … Continue reading

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chair in progress

Boy! What a project this has been. I think I drove to the fabric store 3 times today. Fortunately, it’s only a mile away. But still! The painting of the chair was completed on Thursday, but I wanted to make … Continue reading

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ink sketches in blue

I haven’t been painting much recently, in a bit of a funk. So, I thought I’d do a little ink sketching.  I had grabbed a piece of plain paper and the closest ink pen. A quick, no stress practice with … Continue reading

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painted glass and table

I made a few accessories for our patio clean-up. Some Moroccan style mason jars!  I saw these and was inspired to make my own. I used this tutorial to paint the insides. I had tried the Martha Stewart glass paint, … Continue reading

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