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Milk Paint Sign

    (The honest opinions and thoughts below are all mine even though I received compensation in the form of free paint and supplies.  True, I got lots of cool swag but I can’t be bought off quite that easily! I would like to think I can’t be bought at all. If you insist, you …

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Milk Painted Trunk

I’ve never tried Milk Paint before! When my friend Michelle from The Junkyard Goddess offered to send out some samples I jumped at the chance. Milk Paint is all natural and non-toxic. Made from lime, casein (milk protein), calcium carbonate (chalk), and earth pigments. The colors are intermixable and arrive in a powder form. I …

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painting with chalk paint

Refinish thrift store treasures with plaster paint *update 2015: I now prefer adding calcium carbonate to plaster of paris. approx 2 T mixed with water till smooth per every cup of paint. I sell bags at new shop Riveted. New post coming soon) Though not new, this technique is currently sweeping the internet. Popping up …

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August Obsession

I am falling down in the blogging department! But I have a good excuse! This week I took possession of a vintage travel trailer to make into a a mobile boutique.   Have you seen them? Not too many in Tucson yet, but in other (dare I say, cooler) towns they are pretty common at …

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I am a stalker

but not in a bad way…really! I am very good at Google-ing and may have missed my calling as an international spy.   I am usually in the know about what is what online. My latest favorite blog somehow missed my radar until now, but she is really a Big Deal. Like Better Homes & …

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July Obsession

Recently my favorite fabric store acted like it was going out of business. Panic induced shopping spree ensued! The good news is, the store is just moving. The even better news is that I stocked up on some of my favorites, yard dyed stripes. Can’t tell you when this obsession began, I seem to have …

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Kitchen Design

I am currently working with fabulous client and friend M.K. to update her kitchen. In a definitely Santa Fe style home, we don’t want to deviate too far stylistically, while still freshening it up. Major goal is to add more counter space and tons of cabinets. While the standard rustic hickory cabinets and muted granite counters she …

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How to style a display

So in my annual fit of post-holiday pickup, I like to take down the holiday decor and leave a surface bare for a little while. Here is a Before shot, of a dresser in our dining room. This is the only place in the house where the original burnt adobe is visible and I LOVE …

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