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Kids Crafting: Painted Fish Project

Looking for a fun craft project to do with the kids on an afternoon or for a party? We’ve got the project for you – Painted Plate Fish. This is a great project for a variety of ages, plus, you probably have all of the items you need already at home! Here’s what you will need: - Paper Plates (white ones with ridged edges work best, but you can really make any style work) - Scissors - Glue or Glue Sticks - Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan  - Artist Brushes - Googly Eyes (optional) To start your project, take 2 to 3 paper plates. The first plate will be used as your fish’s body, so set that one aside. With your...

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Our New Hours

Well, it's official. Our new hours for the store have changed to the following: Monday & Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm Wednesday: By Appointment Only Thursday & Friday: 10 am - 5 pm Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm  So why the change? Wednesday has become our studio day. That means, that although the store isn't open, we are usually crafting, creating and painting projects. This also allows us uninterrupted time to fully focus on our important framing projects which you, our awesome fans, bring in. Since everything is done right here, there are certain tasks which must be completed start to finish in one full swoop. Trust me, you don't want to see knee deep into some of the messes that...

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Beachy Blue - Fresh Decorating Ideas

Have you ever wondered what our creative process looks like? It involves a lot of adjusting, trying this, trying that... Well, we've put together a little video (did we mention it's our first!) showing you how our designs come to life - and we hope it inspires you too!So without further adieu....a drum roll please...may we present to you, "Beachy Blue". Why We Love This Look Fresh shades of Turquoise paired with neutral tans and whites give a beach inspired feel that is both calming and appealing. We also love the variation in textures that the natural wood and grasses bring in to the whole look. Just take a peek at the final element break down below:     1. Three Photo Beach...

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We Don't Want to Miss You

  There are a lot of fun and exciting things happening over the next few months and we want to make sure we don't miss you in all of it! Please note, we will be CLOSED this Friday & Saturday, January 29th & 30th. I will be away attending a conference as part of the OTA Builders Program. (Don't know what OTA is? Find out about it HERE.)Starting in February, we will also be CLOSED Wednesdays through the winter. If in fact you need to stop in for custom framing, Chalk Paint® or a quick gift, give us a call ahead of time or send us an email and we will work to arrange a time to get you in. As always,...

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2016 - The Year of Possibility

I am not going to lie and say that I wasn't a little relieved to celebrate the start of a new year and to close 2015. Although there were many great things that happened in 2015, it will for me, be marked as a year of loss.  I lost number of people that were held very close to my heart including a very dear friend. I also lost my father after his 2 year battle with cancer. It was also a year that a number of dreams and plans were put on hold and I have had to accept the change in course that all of this has brought. But that's not the end of the story, but rather a small piece...

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