Cleaning for Easter


Spring is here, so we spent the day cleaning the Maine Country Home, getting ready for Easter. A little painting with easy crackle by Artisan Enhancements. A blackboard with Chalk Paint® done in Arles, over Emperors Silk. A little duck egg blue side table. And a whole lot of easter eggs. All shades of Chalk […]

Shipping Up To Boston


We’ve been working tirelessly the past few weeks at Maine Country Home to get ready for the Spring Open House at the Nobleboro Antique Exchange (April 26-27).  But sometimes you just have to get away for a day and leave all the projects behind.  And how did I decide to blow off some steam? Red […]

Introducing Artisan Enhancements®


Elevate your painting style! That is how the introduction for Artisan Enhancements® starts out. And when you see the great things you can do with their product you will agree.  You can keep it country or french chic with Crackle Tex and Easy Crackle Crackle Tex reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint […]

Making Porcelain


No, this isn’t a late April Fool’s joke.  I got this crazy idea in my head that I wanted to try and recreate the look of ceramic or porcelain on these ugly lamps I bought.  I know, I know, here I go with my lamp redos again…but stick with me! I bought these at a […]

Lamp Redux: Pt. 1


Why do I say “Part 1″?  Because I love turning ugly lamps into beautiful ones, that’s why! We all know the transformative powers of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint© by now, so I won’t bore you with the details…yes it sticks to anything and everything, no prep work…let’s move onto the fun part! I bought these […]