The Chalk Board

  • The Two Colors Every Furniture Painter Should Have in Their Arsenal

    I was pulling colors for a project in my studio and was thinking, what colors should every furniture painter have in their arsenal? One of the most enjoyable things about being a furniture painter is mixing colors. I gave this question some thought and the answer became clear. 
  • Last Minute Christmas Ornament

    Here's an ornament that takes less than an hour and is so easy! I took some paper mache stars and used Autentico Vintage and Metallico to paint the...
  • 10 Gift Ideas for your DIYer, Furniture Painter and Creative Crafter

    Shopping for your creative maker this year? Here's a list of 10 gift ideas that will keep them inspired, organized and their skills sharp. 1) Books...
  • DIY Christmas Ornament for Merry Makers!

    I adore Christmas and love making ornaments. They are so much more special than store bought. 
  • How I Made a Barn Quilt

    Those of you that follow my other site, Daisey Jayne, know I've been into all kinds of needlework way before I started painting furniture and I've ...
  • An Interview with furniture artist, Jonathon Marc Mendes of Painted Love

    I first discovered Jonathon when I became the US distributor for Autentico Paint. Autentico was being used in Europe and the UK and voilà, there was Jonathon creating the most gorgeous, authentic paint finishes.
  • Use Autentico Versante Matte to Paint Your Exterior Door in 2 Easy Steps

    As the weather gets warmer, I see lots of people working on the outside of their home.   One of the fastest and easiest projects to add a fresh po...
  • Master Bath Vanity Refresh

    In an effort to keep busy during this uncertain time, I've been looking around my home for projects and my master bath vanity was in desperate need of a refresh.
  • Painting a Stair Runner in 3 Easy Steps

    A few years back I painted a runner down a flight of steps in my home, since then the finish has yellowed and is pretty beat up with scuffs and stains.  So it's time for a refresh!
  • My Dining Room China Cabinet Makeover

    One project I've been wanting to do for a while now is the china cabinet in my dining room.  It's a mahogany piece from the 40's or 50's and the reason I bought it is because it's not a large piece, it's not too deep, so the size is perfect.
  • Autentico Vintage or Versante, what's the difference?

    Autentico has many different types of paint and the two I've been getting asked about lately are Vintage and Versante, both are chalk-based paints but with quite a few important differences.
  • I take color very personally...

    There is no easier way to transform a space or piece of furniture than with paint.