This cutie started with a purchased summer straw tote and then cusomized with Amy Howard At Home chalk paint. Click on the link to find the step by step instructions. Find all the products for this project and more at Miss Fancy Paints in Ankeny, Iowa.
Magic describes a transformation of anything from unsightly to stunning. In the decorating world those transformations can take months and cost mucho $$$$$.
Sky's the Limit
Now, this is freshening up a tired kitchen. Doing dishes in this sink would become a welcomed chore in such a cheerful space. Can't buy new cabinets? Paint them.
Think about those tired, stained built- ins you have in your family room. Why not transform the entire room by simply painting them? White is stunning and timeless. Painting a nice crisp white brings this room up to date and is simply beautiful, and all that with just paint.
Find a way to add some chairs to a space that is lacking seating. You probably have a pair of chairs somewhere that are crying to be used and you are tired of sitting on the floor when guests arrive. These old chairs are turned into a conversation piece, extra seating, and a work of art by using a little creativity and paint. Now that's magic and once again we can credit paint.
Budgets don't always allow for expensive deck and patio furniture even though we may have the space. Don't let that stop you from creating an outdoor space to entertain and enjoy. All of this mismatched furniture comes together in an eclectic fashion by using a monochromatic color scheme and paint. Sitting on this deck, sipping a glass of wine, and enjoying the view with family and friends sounds perfect to me. Paint put this party together.
As a designer, I like to help create unexpected details that tell a story about my client. What story does this tell? It says to me " I love paint, couldn't decide a color, so I just had fun using all the colors".
Remember, whether you dip your toe in or dive in head first, use paint as your first mode of attack when you are craving change and not exactly sure where to start.
Be sure to check out @missfancypaints.com to see all the Fusion paint products and the fabulous color selections. Order paints online or visit the shoppe.
Sisters we are and there is no denying it. Creative DNA runs deep and was handed down to us from both of our parents. Mom’s desire to create a beautiful home on a small budget and Dad’s determination to learn to remodel, build new, or refurbish gave us the spunk to know we could tackle just about anything.
Mary Lou aka Miss Fancy Paints has recently fulfilled a longtime dream. Jumping in with both feet; she’s proprietor of a charming shoppe Miss Fancy Paints located in Ankeny, Iowa, specializing in paint for sale and commissioned custom furniture transformations. Shop for paint products and tools, furniture old and new, artwork, home decor ideas and/or help but be warned you may just get bitten by the DIY bug.
I’m Joanie the older. You name it, I’ve done it and trust me, that is true. Life has taken me in many directions and currently has me retired from my Interior Design business, living in Kansas City and a desire to create through sharing.
Frequent chats with others lead to the same proclamation, “I’m not creative”. Thus, this blog. We are planting seeds to nurture with encouragement that will embolden our readers to give it a go.
Collaborating to share our passions and talents is a no brainer. Together we wish to share our world of makeovers with all of you and that my friends, is the icing on the cake. Our journey is into uncharted territory and we invite you to come along for the ride. No telling where it will take us but I know for sure, it will be a blast.