Creating a Story Wall, aka A Gallery Wall

Creating a Story Wall, aka A Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are all the rage and this chic is a fan! I like ‘em all…big, small, classic, or funky! For me, the real magic happens when a wall captivates it’s audience and tells a story though! My gallery wall was captured and shared in a bad picture on Instagram last week when a friend tagged me in […]

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Unique Window Covering Using A Stencil by Royal Design Studio

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

Hey friends! I’ve been absolutely DYING to share this project with you! Not only did the vision come together perfectly, it looks so stinking cool! Let’s start with my dilema…the weirdest window known to man and a creative mind that can’t stand the thought of plain mini blinds to cover it! I know it’s hard […]

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Happy Apple/Sad Apple- Experimenting With The Power Of Your Thoughts & Words

Happy Apple/Sad Apple Experiment- The Power Of Your Thoughts And Words

Hey friends! I’m sharing a post today that makes my inner science geek quake! It has nothing to do with chemically producing a patina or anything like that. It’s all about the power of your mind! Even better, right? Let me back up to February when a sweet friend shared a book that challenged me […]

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Old Story, New Life- A Family Heirloom reFreshed

Orange Chest Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

If you’ve followed me for long, you know I am passionate about my work! It’s not just about painting furniture for me. The real joy comes from the friends I make in the process. I’m always honored when people afford me the opportunity to become part of their home’s story. This piece brought me a […]

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Resuscitating Furniture- A Dresser Makeover

Furniture Resuscitation- A Dresser Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

If you follow me on Instagram (and if not, whatcha waiting for?) you’ve seen me use the hashtag #painttherapy often. It’s fitting for me because my work really is therapy. Not only am I providing it to the furniture, I receive it! The last two weeks have brought some serious patients into the shop. Today I’m […]

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Upcycled Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Upcycling by A to Z Custom Creations

Easter is just around the corner and trash cans across the country will soon be littered with empty egg cartons! I thought I’d do my part and share a few ideas for upcycling them instead. Believe it or not, with just a few steps, those little egg cradles can become beautiful flowers! Start out but cutting the […]

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Love and Happiness- Transforming Furniture with Paint and Paper

Blue Desk Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

Meet “The Reverend”! He took me on adventures this week and most importantly, ministered to my soul! My client, Julie, had been searching for months when she ran across his sweet face! It was pure joy to reFresh him but the true reFreshing came FROM him Julie brought me an old hymn book, bookmarked with all her […]

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Silver and Gold Members- Dark and Decrepit Liquid Patina and YOUR Most Asked Questions

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Saving Water Damaged Furniture, A Bedroom Set Makeover

Rescuing Water Damaged Furniture- A Bedroom Set Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

A challenge is always invigorating, right? This chic should be bubbling over then! My client texted me after picking up this 4 piece bedroom set from a family estate. She wanted to have it painted and pass it down to her daughter. The problem…they hit a detour on the way to the shop. A mud pit! […]

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Repurposed Goodnesss-My Favorite Headboard Upcycles

Repurposing A Headboard by A to Z Custom Creations

Upcycling rocks! Giving an unwanted item new life is so very rewarding! Seeing an item beyond it’s intended purpose can be a challenge though. I think some people are just naturally creative but I also believe it is a learned skill- once you have that “ah-hah” or “why didn’t I think of that” moment, you begin to look […]

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Letterpress Lover- A Mid Century Makeover with Debi’s Design Diary’s DIY Paint

Mid Century Dresser Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations using Debi's Design Diary DIY Paint

I don’t know about you but trying new things makes me feel some kinda way! There’s always that touch of nervousness {which I LOVE} when I first begin. Then comes the excitement of the learning curve {which I LOVE} where I let go and let the product teach ME. Then finally, the falling in love […]

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A to Z’s Creative Community Membership Giveaway

Drum roll please…….. Random .org chose the following 3 participants to win a Bronze Level Membership! Jodi S. Megan R. Pamela S.   Rafflecopter chose the winner of the Gold Level Membership and that person is: Terrie S.   Congrats to you all and welcome to A to Z’s Creative Community! I can’t wait to […]