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A Day In Des Moines

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Hello everyone! Today I’m in Des Moines with Better Homes and Gardens as part of the BHG Style Showcase event with a group of DIY, home, and food bloggers. I’ve always wanted to tour the magazine’s headquarters and get a peek behind the scenes at their photography and styling studios and test gardens, so it’s thrilling to be here!

If you’re interested in the day’s events, you can follow along on social media (FB, Twitter, and Instagram) with the hashtag  #BHGStyleShowcase

Meanwhile, here’s my latest article for BH&G: What Colors Go With Blue?

layered blue living room

I’ll be back to Las Vegas on Friday to finish up a few projects at the house we’re renovating before we leave town and return to California. I’m clinging to these last few days of summer before school starts next week! The group here in Des Moines is making the trip to the Iowa State Fair Thursday night, I think some food on a stick and a ride on the Sky Rider will be a great close to summer. :)

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Sponsor Spotlight: Buy Chalk Paint Online

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Hi all, I’m still playing catch up today after vacation and working on several spaces right now behind the scenes, two of the room makeovers are for charity, and I’m trying to get all the details right, it’s a bit crazy!  Meanwhile, I wanted to share you can now purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint online through my friend and sponsor Shaunna of Perfectly Imperfect.

Shaunna is an expert when it comes to working with Chalk Paint, she’s transformed a lot of drab pieces and created so many beautiful projects over the years, and she’s now an online stockist.

 

You can now purchase any of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors through Shaunna including the newest color on the end table pictured above, a vivid and rich green dubbed “Florence”.

 

Shaunna also has brushes and waxes for sale too, be sure to check out all the inventory.  If you’re within driving distance of Troy, Alabama she also offers monthly workshops where you get to practice using the paints and waxes and she shares all her tips and tricks, included in the workshop is Annie Sloan’s book.  I’ve met Annie Sloan and heard her speak a few months ago, her story is inspiring, and I’m so happy her product is now so readily available.

 

I’ve worked with this product a lot and it’s one of my favorite paints for furniture.  Remember, the greatest thing about it is you can get busy painting right away, no need to prime, and I even paint indoors which makes it ideal for the hot and cold seasons or if you simply don’t want to move your furniture you can paint it in place!

Click on this button to make your selection and get busy painting your next piece!

 

Save 10% on quarts when you use the code CG

Can’t wait to share these spaces I’m working on with you in the next few weeks !

 

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