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...]

Paint’s Chips

DIY Wall Art Ideas With Paint

I am a bi-product of the Golden Age of Television.   I am an advertiser’s dream …   and a parent’s worst nightmare.   From that first episode of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood watched sitting crossed legged on the floor with my nose pressed against the Zenith television console, I … [Continue reading...]

Paint’s Chips

Dry Roasted Almonds Recipe

Tonight it all comes to an end. The end of an era.   The Mad Men series finale.   I, along with every other fan on the internet, have so many questions about how it will all end. And have been pouring over the many, many theories online ...   Will Don Draper throw … [Continue reading...]

On the Fence

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  This is how my living room has looked for the past few months.   Okay, not exactly like this ...   That look is unrealistically neat and organized for everyday life here at Paint.   Sure, there are green accents to celebrate Spring, like these polka … [Continue reading...]

Stuffed Peppers Recipe

stuffed peppers recipe

  I can count on one hand the number of times bell peppers have crossed the threshold of our home over the past 20 years.   It was not my decision. Okay, perhaps a decision was made by me. But it was out of love.   You see, Mike is not a fan. And by not a fan I mean … [Continue reading...]