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Have I mentioned How Much I love my Tools?

This is not a paid post- I just have to shout out for the tools that make my work easier, better, tidier (is that a word?). I already used Shur-Line's mini rag rollers for my decorative painting business before Hosting Fresh Coat then becoming Shur-Line's spokesperson (2007-2010; a great run!) and a huge fan of their brushes and teflon coated trays. My favorite brushes are 1 1/2" square and angle. (Thank you, Paul and Shur-Line team) And I can't live without Fits-All Paint Can Spout (see the yellow and blue plastic thingies at the back of the counter?). I've used these for years to keep paint cans clean which keeps the paint fresh longer and the mess to a minimum....

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Week 10: Expanding the View

I did this painting a few weeks ago and posted in my newsletter but didn't quite get around to posting it here on my blog- sorry about that! But I am still painting away. This painting came up spontaneously after my beautiful en plein air painting day at the beach with Andy.   It pays to have all the tools you need when inspiration strikes! And thanks to Shur-Line painting tools, I'm always well stocked and confident about which tools work best for each piece of the project. The yellow and blue visors you see at the top of the display (they fit on the edge of gallon AND quart size cans to keep the rims so tidy!) and the...

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The Whole Sha Bang! diy paint Videos and more...

With the DIY videos about wrapped up, I'm heading off to Philadelphia soon to work on a makeover for CertaPro Painters getting back just in time to start a residential interior design project with a new client. It's been a super busy Summer and I'm super grateful. Could you do me a favor while I'm away? Watch all of the videos (linked below!) then go to DIY Network's facebook page and let them know you saw them, which ones you like, and maybe that you'd like to see more. I enjoyed coming up with unexpected painting projects and would love to keep going. Thanks! Here are the links and a few candid moment from the shoot I thought you'd enjoy...

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My Village People- finale

Here's the thing, whatever you commit to creatively becomes the center of your thinking... like... even though decorative painting projects like this aren't nearly as big a part of my daily business anymore... [caption id="attachment_5982" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="(ah, the crew. I hired these gals to spend a month with me in Yountville 'Napa, wine country, paradise' painting in this house. We lived in the guest house and had lunches overlooking mustard fields- hard work and heaven)"][/caption] I still think and design like a decorative painter. I think in layers and patterns, tools and techniques... And the people I work with are at the center of that thinking too. That includes the artists and creatives like those you've met this week......

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