Video #28 Prepping Plastic Pots from Home Depot for Chalk Paint




I thought it would be fun to take some inexpensive plastic planter pots from Home Depot and show you two different finishes with chalk paint. In this video, I’ll show you the........ Read More

Step by Step Trumeau Mirror




As promised, here is the step by step for the diy Trumeau style mirror, transformed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Efex furniture appliqu├ęs......Read More

Trumeau Mirror Sneak Peek



Do you remember this mirror?  I painted it a denim blue using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. When I wanted a Trumeau mirror....... Read More


Inspired by Pottery Barn





This is a project I’ve been meaning to share for a while. It was inspired by a mirror I saw in the Pottery Barn catalogue.......Read More

Small Step Stool Video #27




In part  3 of our video series  on a child's step stool,  I complete the finishing process with wax and ...... Read More

Small Step Stool: Video 26




In this Part 2 Video,  I demonstrate how to layer chalk paint colors to create a Restoration Hardware style finish... Read More

DIY Kitchen Pendants




When I decided I wanted pendant lights over my kitchen island, I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money, so I looked into DIY options.  Here is what I found at my local Lowes........ Read More

Problem Solved



Thank you everyone who came to my aid with suggestions to solve the stain/bleed problem, I blogged about here.  With your help I was able to....... Read More

Small Step Stool: Video 1




In this Part 1 video, I show how to do a quick prep on our small step stool to ready it for painting with Chalk Paint in a Restoration Hardware style finish.......Read More

Feeling Frustrated



Remember the project I said I was working on yesterday….. it has been a problem from the get go........ Read More

Green Eggs and.......




Not ham. But Green Eggs and Other Colors wasn’t a catchy title, so I left it unsaid. Since one post on colorful eggs, is never enough:)  I thought I would continue on the whole Easter Egg theme. Really, I just had so much fun....... Read More


Table for a Small Space




I love the whole physics behind anything collapsible: umbrellas, chairs, cots, maps, Swiss Army Knives, etc. Brilliant objects that contract or expand according your needs. (My favorite book on this subject is available...... Read More

Chalk Paint Easter Eggs




Did you know you can paint and dye Easter Eggs with Chalk Paint? Here is a range of shades and tints using Louis Blueand Henrietta........ Read More

Pop Of Red




This week when the temperature briefly hit 50+ degrees, I was able to get to some projects that required spray paint. As much as I love Chalk Paint, when I want a smooth glossy finish, spray paint is the way to go.... Read More

You Won't See This in a Video




This side table was originally scheduled to be one of the eight projects in our most recent videos. It actually made it through the first day of filming: the preparation. On the second day we filmed the painting for the tutorial. I didn’t anticipate...... Read More 

Video #24: Adding a Liming Wax Finish





In this video I show the last step in repurposing our Antibes Green Child’s Chair: finishing with wax. I demonstrate how to apply Liming Wax as a way to further enhance color and grain in the wood, as well as..... Read More

The Moody Blues




A monochromatic color scheme can be a refreshing change of pace. I’m in my Blue Period right now. I love taking one paint color group and......Read More

Negative Comments



Colorways grew out of my love for art and design, and my passion for paint and color. I feel confident about my abilities in those areas, but admittedly blogging is more of a learn as I go endeavor.... Read More