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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How Did I Finger Paint Those Flowers?


I am serious! 
How did I get those blobs of paint to look like flowers?

I'm asking you because this was my first time to try this on a furniture makeover. 



So, it went something like this.

I paint on canvas with my buddy, Quitta Allen of All Shabbed Out, during our Friday Night Live on Facebook. We decided to finger paint...sounds easy, right? We started with a black canvas and added our own technique. Mine instantly took on a floral look while Q transformed her into a gorgeous abstract piece.  

That painting sold while I was painting it to one of my live Facebook viewers!

OMG! This turned out pretty okay after all!!

After that night, I found this vintage cabinet.  While I planned it's makeover, Debi Beard of Debi's Design Diary suggested I try that finger painting on a piece of furniture. 

BAM! 

I ran right out to the garage and got started. 

That piece sold almost immediately as well and so it begins...I'm finger painting flowers on everything I can. Actually, I'm teaching classes now on how to achieve this look.
 My next project will have a few falling from the top of an armoire, all the way to the bottom.

I CAN'T WAIT!!


If you're interested in this class, sign up here.

Have a great week!




Monday, November 20, 2017

This Is A Great Day For A Makeover, Or Three



It's makeover time!!!

All paint products are DIY paint and can be ORDERED HERE.

Learn more about these furniture pieces at www.theturquoiseiris.com.











 







I'm thankful for you.

~Dionne

Monday, October 2, 2017

Here's The Low Down

Where have you been, Dionne, you ask?

I've been busy, I answer! I have been so busy.

So much has happened since my last blog post.  I started my Creative Connection on Facebook.  This is a closed paid membership where we share, teach and chat about all things paint related. Then, I went to DIY Boot camp for six days and taught my first paint workshop x five! This was so much fun but I haven't worked that hard in a long time.  I came home exhausted but energized, at the same time. Next, Jennifer Allwood interviewed me live on her business Facebook page! Let me add that she has 291k followers and get this...I wasn't too nervous...just a little, but not too much. On top of that, I accepted an invitation to display my art in an exhibit here in Oklahoma City.  I still have two weeks to build up my nerve for this. Last but not least, I sold out of my first local paint workshop that takes place October 5th. 

Oh wait! 

I also painted these three pieces of furniture and created tutorials and sold those and painted a lot of new art and made a ton of new online friends and did I mention I'm a mom?

It's been so much fun! 

Check out these makeovers.










What have you all been up to? Have you painted lately?

Have a great week!!

Dionne

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Antique Armoire DIY Paint Furniture Makeover and a How To Video Tutorial

It's Dionne here!

I have a new favorite makeover and here she is.




I really love her. 
She's eclectic but timeless, old but so new.

Let's talk colors for a minute.  
If you're interested in learning to paint like this using a step by step tutorial, 
click HERE to learn more.

I used multiple colors from the DIY Paint from 
Debi's Design Diary to create this layered paint finish.
This display consists of Bohemian Blue, Hey Sailor, Mint Chip, Seaglass, Kissing Booth and Queen Bee. I finished with a clear and black wax. 





I have this armoire available to purchase on my website, www.theturquoiseiris.com.

One more thing I HAVE to tell you!!

I finally put together a staging step by step tutorial.  You can purchase this 14 minute video HERE for only $11. In the video, I stage one dresser three different ways and explain how and why I select certain pieces. 

Thanks and have  a wonderful evening!

Dionne

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Boho Chic Never Looked So Good - DIY Paint Furniture Makeover

Oh, Summer is here and in full, I'm gonna make you sweat mode!
My goodness...it's hard to even step outside. 

I love the summer but more so if the temperature stays 
under 90 degrees.  
Lucky for me, I can still work in the garage as long as I have a fan blowing right on my face.

 What about you?

Are you a summer fan, winter fan or somewhere in between?


Recently, I had the pleasure of painting this little gem.  
You can find the paint I used HERE at DIY Paint 
and order my fourteen minute DIY tutorial HERE.






Staging this was fun, too. 
I hit Lowe's the day they offered all plants at 50% off. 

The paint colors are Cowboy Coral, Bohemian Blue and Queen Bee, all from DIY Paint. I used one of my favorite gift wrap prints from Spoonflower. The Mexican otomi print comes in multiple color variations and I love each and every one.


Also, new to my shop, is my Walking With Iris art series. 

This is my newest art collection and a tribute to my grandmother, Iris. This grouping will still be happy and full of color but will represent simplicity. My grandmother, Iris, was radiant in her own simple ways, yet, full of love, smiles and always had fried chicken hot and ready. She was a gift to all that knew her. The Iris flower, like it's name, carries itself with pride, making a simple statement of class, heritage and traditions. It, like my grandmother, always greeted us with open out-stretched arms. • Walking With Iris • is the first original painting in this series and is now available.www.theturquoiseiris.com










Several of these have already sold.

You can view more available work at

Thank you!

~~Dionne