My Top 10 project FAILURES and FLOPS of 2015

I’m seeing all these “Top 10 projects of 2015”  articles from so many talented bloggers right now and I’m all over here like….. well, I think I DID make a few pretty things last year.  Lol. Without a doubt, 2015 was an amazing year for The Magic Brush and I.  I got to travel to Belize to […]

When you won’t have people over for the holiday because you’re embarrassed about your HOME…..

Listen, I talk to ALOT of you about your homes. I meet you in person. I talk to you on Twitter. You comment on Facebook.  I  know many of you are just not happy with how your home looks.  Newsflash: I’m not either.  My house is a hotmess right now.  My kitchen is under construction. I […]

Easy JOY barnwood sign for Christmas

This painted barnwood sign is such an easy DIY project but yet I get many questions about it that I thought I would write another post on it for you! EASY JOY BARN WOOD SIGN FOR CHRISTMAS   I have no idea where I got that old piece of barnwood. But it was short and squatty and […]

It’s my last FALL pallet project! I pinkie swear this time!

I did it. I made another fall pallet. I couldn’t help myself. I know I already made this one and this one,  but I was itching to make a CANDY CORN inspired fall pallet for my pallet painting party! I want to tell you how I did it! **Note this post does contain some affiliate links […]

Over the top, pink fall decor for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  Last year, one of my clients turned friends (I call them a “cli-end” or a “fr-ient”….. don’t you love it when that happens???) asked me to make a fall/pumpkin display for a Breast Cancer Awareness project in our Kansas City area. I was honored to come up with these pink pumpkins and think that this […]

My bath curtain. My bronze truffle cabinets. My lack of sewing skills.

  On Monday I blogged about the new bath caddy that the amazing Mr. Magic made for me.  It’s gorgeous and perfect and ONLY LOOKS THAT GOOD WHEN I HAVE IT STAGED FOR PICTURES.  Lol.  The rest of the time I am wrangling Ava’s toys off of it (have you seen the Ken and Barbie pictures??). Many […]

How to PAINT kitchen tile

I am in love with our newly painted kitchen cabinets.  But the tile and the countertops are like a total buzz kill for me.  So.much.brown.  I have plans to switch them both out for more contemporary colors and finishes, but until then…. I painted my tile!     How to Paint Kitchen Tile This is […]

Our kitchen gray cabinets transformation: from gold —–> gray

Transforming our house has been a slooooooooooooooooooooow process. But we are making headway with our new gray cabinets!!!    (photo cred to ES Photography in Kansas City who did our real estate photos) Many of you may remember when our kitchen looked like this.  I know in this professional photo from E.S. Photography above that the cabinets appear light […]

A gallery wall of old windows

We’ve been working slowly, slowly to put our house back together after: putting it up for sale when the wall looked like the pic below making it “vanilla” to appeal to the masses (so we took the wall down) taking it off the market because the house we wanted sold (drats!  There was weeping and […]

Patriotic pallet flags …. with a twist!

I know, I know…. it’s the week OF Independence Day!  But you STILL have time to make a pallet flag!  I pinkie swear that you can make one in just a few hours!     The biggest challenge is finding and preparing the pallets.  I always see them at grocery stores and home improvement stores, […]