Need some inspiration? Here you go! Create canvas art to liven up a room in your home, learn how to do a decorative finish for a focus wall, or paint a small accessory for home and garden. These projects range from basic painting skills to more advanced for decorative painters. Several are perfect to do with small children on a rainy day.

I participated in General Finishes‘ Furniture Fest event with artist Julie McDowell of Dandelions & Poppies awhile back. Our challenge was to create, and document in video, several new finishes using General Finishes products and more.

Click here to see a fabulous offering of videos by General Finishes staffers, as well as mine and Julie’s!

I created the projects below for Royal Design Studio’s PaintAndPattern blog, where you will find them today.

Just click on the bottom of the image to go to the project tutorial.

Happy Painting!