Cutting Board Collection

Wood Cutting Boards - Rustic, Wood, Small Cutting Boards

  I’ve never been a collector of things.   Okay, that’s not entirely true. I’ve amassed quite the collection of dust. And dust bunnies.   I’m also very skilled at collecting dirty dishes in the sink. And shoes in the foyer.   And at varying times … [Continue reading...]

The Making The Bed Experiment

Blue white brown bedroom

I read somewhere that making the bed each morning will make you more productive. The single act of accomplishing a task that, for many (myself included), is less than desirable can get your day off on the right foot. The productive foot.   Which I think may be the right one. … [Continue reading...]

Tool Box Herb Planter

Rustic Tool Box Planter

A miracle has happened.   And I don't mean a parting-the-sea-turning-water-to-wine variety of miracle.   Mine is much more humble. Though, life and death was involved. ;)   In my little corner of the universe, this was a truly monumental feat. Something that has … [Continue reading...]

Beach Blues & A Giveaway!

Fishnet-tutorial-how-to-make

You can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can never, ever take the Jersey out of the girl. :)   After 22 years in Chicago,  I still identify as a Jersey girl. Those roots run deep. Especially at this time of year.   You see, I'm not just a Jersey girl. I'm a Jersey shore … [Continue reading...]

Pomp & Circumstance

Molly Braden - Blaine 8th Grade Video

This week isn't about paint or crafts or diy or mason jars.   It's about caps and gowns and fancy dresses and khaki pants and button down shirts and ties. It's about processions and diplomas and pomp and circumstance. And parties.   Oh, and tears. Lots and lots of … [Continue reading...]

How To Paint and Distress Mason Jars

How To Paint Distress Mason Jars: Chalk Paint Mason Jars in Pink, Grey, Greige, White

For those of you who are regular visitors here at Paint (thank you!), you probably scratched your head when you saw the title of this post in your newsfeed. Or inbox. Because you know I've been painting and distressing mason jars ... and selling painted and distressed mason jars ... for 2+ years … [Continue reading...]

A Pop of Color

Easy DIY Art Idea

Okay. Give it to me straight.   I'm a big girl. I can handle it.   Are you so over the term "pop of color?" Should it be put to rest along with "man cave" (shudder) and "mom cave" (double shudder) and any and all things made with coffee filters?   Though, admittedly, … [Continue reading...]

A Mason Jar Giveaway

Painted Distressed Mason Jars in Lavender

Source: Drop Cloth Design Co. on Etsy   If my blog truly ... truly ... reflected my everyday happenings, then each and every post would look like this.   Mason jars.   Painted and distressed.   Because not a day goes by that I'm not working with mason jars. … [Continue reading...]

Weight Watchers Ice Cream

pictures of ice cream bars

This post brought to you by Weight Watchers® Ice Cream. The content and opinions expressed below are that of It All Started With Paint. You know how I've declared this The Year of the Blog. Well,I've also declared it The Year I Get Healthy.   Hence all the Weight Watchers recipe ideas … [Continue reading...]