There are a ton of images and pages about how to MAKE paper clay molds. I can find no posts about DESIGNING with them. I depend on inspiration photo’s to get off the dime. Staring for an hour at this very plain buffet hoping for ideas to form was a long process. Where to start… Read More 3 Tips for Designing with Paper Clay Molds
Here’s the INSIDE MONEY SCOOP of my furniture painting ‘business’. You maybe shocked to learn the actual costs to create high quality paint and design. I’m sharing with you the income I generate painting furniture. Inquiring minds want to know! Selling a painted $50 thrift store dresser for $200 should make a lot of profit,… Read More So, How Much Money Do Furniture Flippers Make?
Ya gotta see a transfer image on actual furniture to get the much needed “I Can Do It” courage. About the VIN Transfer The image transfer VIN (Wine) comes in 4 Sections each one is about 9″ wide, perfect for a drawers. The sections are: 1. Un REPAS SANS (translates A Meal Without) 2. VIN… Read More My Experience Using VIN Redesign Décor Transfer®
Something wonderful is happening in Jackson, MI. The area is thriving with unique shops selling painted furniture. Some vendored and consigned, all of them founded, owned and operated by women! 3 new stores have popped up in the downtown area this last year alone. Any Style Any Where Find unique pieces hand painted by local… Read More Where to Buy Painted Furniture in Jackson MI
re-design with Prima “Instant beauty on virtually any surface you can imagine. Our Decor Transfers® are easy to use rub-on transfers that release onto a wide variety of surfaces allowing for a multitude of decor, furniture and multi-media uses. Simply peel, rub-on and transfer a beautifully detailed design to transform your next piece into a… Read More re-design with Prima Transfers Have Arrived!
Using paper clay applique’s are very exciting when styling painted furniture. My FPBF (furniture painting best friend) Sue introduced me to them. Her furniture always turns out great. It is now an important a style aid for me in and one of my favorites! I like them so much, I’ve submitted an application to become… Read More My Paper Clay Blooper
Have you noticed, chalk paint is really hard on paint brushes! It cakes and dries on the bristles fast and furious. It loads inside the brush, taking a forever stream of water to get out of there. I’m left with a brush like frizzy over treated hair and not so nice to use. Brushes are… Read More Amazing Chalk Paint Brush Cleaning Hacks!
Through pain and suffering I finally accepted the need to prime old wood, especially dark stained antiques. I wanted to paint one white making it doubly important to get the prep right. Here my experience using different products to prepare furniture before painting it white. Not just any store bought primer will prevent bleed through!… Read More A Big Tip Before Painting Antique Mahogany WHITE!
I’ve used them all: DIY chalk paint, brand name chalk paint, latex paint, powdered milk paint and General Finishes Milk Paint! Here’s what I see as the differences in them on furniture. First, What about Latex? Let’s start in order of my furniture painting career, before chalk paint was on the market – latex paint.… Read More What’s the Difference? Chalk Paint and GF Milk Paint
Both chalk paint and GF Milk Paint have helpful features depending on what furniture style you plan. Yeah, the planning part is not my strongest element. Here is what I’ve learned from my experience. I’d love to hear yours. Feel free to post a comment at the end. Use Chalk Paint When Intending to Wet… Read More Which Do I Use? Chalk or GF Milk Paint?