Valleyartisan

Modesto, CA, US
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I have had my own business as a decorative painter for 20 years. I love doing a variety of artwork including murals, faux finishes, texture finishes, furniture and making unusual things out of ordinary items. I also love teaching classes in faux finishing and how to make handbags from old jeans. I have created a DVD that teaches how to make a great handbag from beginning to end from mostly found objects. I am so excited to open new doors in my career, making great pieces from junk. I feel very blessed to have found this website. I love all the projects.

Member Since: 01/08/2009


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Corner Cabinet created with an old door

If you have an old glass door laying around, why not put it to use in a corner to create a corner cabinet. Cut 2X4s on an angle, toenail in as a frame for the door, attach hinges for door and add...

Create a Faux tile backsplash behind your stove

Even is you don't have a nice tile backsplash behind your stove, you can create one with nothing more than paint.  This can be painted directly on the wall or done on a piece of art cloth...



Recent comments


Re: What can I do with all these?

How about cutting one in half and making a 1/2 table to attach to the wall in an entry hall area. If the weathered wood looks good, just add glass to the top and put a coat of clear acrylic on the rest of it to preserve the weathered look. If it is too bad on the top, add a mosaic top. Sounds like a great idea to me.

Re: Create a Faux tile backsplash behind your stove

Thanks for all the great comments on the project. I hope a lot of you try it. As for the waxer, you can purchase a waxer and the wax on line. I will give you the secret this time. Procote 2000 handwaxer Item # P2000 $65.00 from AccuCut.com. Please visit my website at www.mrmckinsey.com for information on booklets that contain several projects with all the contact information for products used including the art cloth. I also have a DVD to teach you how to make great handbags from things you probably have around the house...with no sewing....Thanks again and keep on creating.