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Video: Ikea Hack! Chic Desktop Storage with Girl in Pink

One of our favorite bloggers, Girl in Pink, is back with a fun quick Ikea Hack project! Watch as Amanda transforms an inexpensive Ikea MOPPE Mini Storage Chest, into a chic desktop organizer with Artisan Enhancements and Natures products. To create this project, see the project supply list below and have fun! Chic Desktop Storage Supply List Materials: Ikea MOPPE Mini Storage Chest ...

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Artisan Enhancements Retailer Spotlight: Lori Repokis, Country Comforts

In this Retailer Spotlight, we are headed to Michigan to meet Lori, the lovely owner of Country Comforts Market. Lori Repokis has been painting furniture for over 30 years! Originally, she learned the trade from her father who taught her the grueling tasks of filling holes, sanding and priming. Later, Lori used her skills to recreate trendy looks she wanted...

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Snekkerudbua – Lisa Ery’s Farm in Norway Where Creativity Flourishes

Photos of Lise: Credit Photographer Jeanette Bkkevold Our Norwegian retailer, LiseEry, has been painting and creating her entire life. A little over two and a half years ago, Lise started a business painting and recreating furniture. At that time, Lise tells us she worked out of her living room and hallway area. It wasn't long before her business expanded to a...

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Creating A Modern Farmhouse Technique Blending Stain and Scumble Glaze

This antique school desk, charming as it was, did not fit the Modern Farmhouse Style of the home in which it resided. A new paint finish was in order. After a good cleaning, we discovered the wood pieces were not only screwed in place...but also glued to the cast iron legs. For this reason, disassembling and staining the wood was...

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Workshops at Posh Chalk Interiors with Solly Jo: Experience & Achievement

Solly Jo Lewis is fairly new to the Artisan Enhancements family of retailers, but she has been painting and creating all her life! Solly Jo is the face behind Posh Chalk Interiors in Leeds, UK. Posh Chalk Interiors received their first shipment of Artisan Enhancements products in June and immediately hit the ground running! Solly Jo was eager to share the inventive...

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Featured Artisan Video: Girl in Pink – “Chip” Crackle Art Board

In our last blog post, we featured one of our favorite Artisans and Blogger, Girl In Pink As part of our new "Featured Artisan Profile" series, we wanted to share with you a new tutorial and project from "Girl in Pink". One of the most popular finishes created with our products is a layered "Chip" Crackle. In her newest video...

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Featured Artisan Profile: Girl in Pink

We love working with talented artists, bloggers, DIY-ers and painters from around the world. The finishes and transformations created with our products are always so inspiring. For our very first "Featured Artisan Profile", we are highlighting a very good friend and longtime collaborator: Amanda Bachelder from the blog "Girl in Pink". Amanda, started blogging in 2010 about her passion for thrifting,...

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From Brass to Stone….DIY Designer Lamp Makeover

Outdated lamps are abundant in thrift stores and junk shops! We picked up this brass lamp for a few dollars with a dramatic makeover in mind! A few metal flower magnets were purchased from Michael's Craft Store to add a fun element to the shape of the lamp. We used an epoxy to glue the metal flowers in place, secured with...

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Aged Pewter Accents with Artisan Enhancements Leaf & Foil Size and Bio Savvy Stain

This thrift store mirror was outdated and unattractive, but we felt it had potential. We envisioned a dusty blue paint finish with aged Pewter accents. It was a great opportunity to play with the new Stain alongside our Leaf & Foil Size! Artisan Enhancements Leaf & Foil Size is a quick and easy way to add metallic accents to a paint finish....

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How to Add a Metallic Finish and Textured Pattern to Your Canvas Art

Adding metallic details and textured pattern to your canvas art couldn't be easier with a few key tools and products from Artisan Enhancements! For this example we have chosen to start with a Fine Stone stencil relief using our Distressed Wallpaper stencil. You may choose to paint your canvas first, if you'd like. Using our Color Shaper tool, we smoothed Fine Stone...

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