Make A Stenciled Glass Mat For A Picture Frame

Make A Stenciled Glass Mat For A Picture Frame

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville Stencils

Wedding photo by MelissaTomaPhotography.com

In June this year our daughter Mia and fiancé Paul tied the knot in a gorgeous woodsy setting, followed by a reception in a fabulous barn. This was our first wedding, with so many special moments with family and friends. We waited quite impatiently for the photos – but over 450 gorgeous images arrived weeks later. So worth the wait. It was difficult to chose “the one” but I did it and love this one. I wanted to frame this wedding portrait it in a creative way, using this gilded frame I had made years ago and Fusion Mineral Paint with a Muddaritaville Studio stencil.

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Shopping Blue Ocean Traders At The High Point Furniture Market

Shopping Blue Ocean Traders At The High Point Furniture Market

If you know me a bit, you know how much texture – in all forms – is just ME. Old, distressed paint on wood, chunky faux finishes, or simply crunchy fall leaves arranged in rustic bowl. You also may know that we live just 20 minutes from the famed High Point Furniture Market. And shopping at Blue Ocean Traders. Twice a year, usually in April and October, designers, independent shop owners, and huge furniture and accessory store buyers arrive from around the globe to shop like crazy for about a week. So many locals crave the chance to attend, however, it is wholesale only, meaning to the trade.

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Shop My Living Room

Shop My Living Room

Often I am asked where I shop for our living room.

SO, here I am sharing exact sources for items like the rug, and items I have found that are quite similar to get the look!

Locally, near Greensboro, North Carolina, I love to shop The French Farmer’s Wife and Chartreuse barn shows for those unexpected finds. In the upper left photo, Steve and I made the old window header into a mantel. I discovered the chunky wood coffee table at a used store fixture shop. And the old columns were collected around town from flea markets and antique stores. My fave white leather Moroccan poufs were gifts from the ladies at The French Farmer’s wife.

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Stencil And Paint An All-Season Glass Home Sign

Stencil And Paint An All-Season Glass Home Sign

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville Stencils

Honestly, unlike my artsy, creative friends and neighbors, I have never been an ambitious seasonal decorator. So, I selected this lovely Home sign by Muddaritaville Studio for this reverse-painted glass project because I can make it work all year round at our little covered porch at the back door. I chose Fusion Mineral Paint colors that can blend with fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas when I add coordinating décor items. It was so fun to use so many fabulous colors all at once. The Fusion fan deck made it so easy.

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Drink Wine, Then Make This Halloween Lantern

Drink Wine, Then Make This Halloween Lantern

Our neighbors moved in three years ago, and Marsha arrived with a mind-boggling talent for gardening. And, she makes the coolest little Halloween lanterns out of pretty wine bottles and a solar bottle stopper with fairy lights specifically for wine bottles. She gave me a couple last year and I use one on a shepherd’s crook like she does in her back yard. I like using this Halloween one on our deck table. The jute comes in the kit, too.

Let’s make several in five minutes! After you enjoy the wine of course. Marsha got this “Sweet Bloody Red Wine” from Aldi.

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