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Man Cave sign May 27 2015, 1 Comment

Last night I had a brainstorm that I wanted to mimic the look of skid plate / checker plate metal on a sign.  I figured something masculine like a Man Cave Sign would be simple design to test the effect. So I went into Corel Draw and designed the cut out type for the wood portion and then I worked on a skid plate design for stencil.

I cut the wood section on the laser first, then the stencil...

Barstool makeover ... October 01 2014, 0 Comments

I started this post a year ago and just realized I never finished it or published the post. Whoops!
Above is a picture of our kitchen when we first moved into our house in 2010 (the walls are primed in this picture, they were originally burgundy). We purchased the Oak swivel barstools off Kijiji. We don't have room for a dining room so our Kitchen Island is our table and good comfortable chairs...

Stencil a Sign to look like a Chalkboard July 22 2014, 0 Comments

Do you love chalkboard art as much as I do?
Would you like to paint signs that look like Chalkboards?
I started with a board that I painted out in Black (see details below the image)
12 x 16 board painted with van Gogh Furniture Paintology Fossil Paint colour:  Revenge
I attached my stencil with 2 pieces of tape wrapped around to the back so I can easily lift the stencil to check my progress. I call...

What else do we do? December 26 2013, 0 Comments

Muddaritaville Stencils were born out of my love for signs, and graphics.  I wanted to make it easier to embellish a piece of furniture or paint a sign.  I some of the first items I created for customers were personalized signs, I am obsessed with adding a touch of personalization to creations.
Some of you may have found us for the stencils we create and we are so grateful for that! On this post I...

Somewhere in Time Armoire August 25 2013, 0 Comments

I have been hunting on and off for an Armoire that had great lines AND would fit our flat screen TV. Most that I found on Kijiji were too small or plain.  Then one day on Facebook I saw an Armoire that Kathy from Karma Fine Furnishings had posted.  My first thought was "it's gonna be out of my budget"
I did a happy dance when I found out it was in my budget and that it came in two pieces cus I had...

Artwork with van Gogh Furniture Make-up February 18 2013, 0 Comments

Whenever I want to try a new colour combination on a piece of furniture I like to test it first.  Just before I started work on a recent Test board Frank suggested that I make it a piece of art that could potentially accessorize the sideboard we were about to paint.  Brilliant!  I had been working on some new stencil art based on an image transfer from the Graphics Fairy, so I decided to test it...

Kona Coffee Sack Table ... January 17 2013, 0 Comments

I saw Donna was having a Grain Sack party and I had to join in!  Grain Sacks were my inspiration for this piece.

We purchased this coffee table just after moving into our house 2.5 years ago. It was a Kijiji deal from the same seller we purchased our Ektorp sofas from, the coffee table and matching end table were $40. The are really sturdy and REALLY ugly! I've been threatening to paint them since...

Table Makeover November 16 2012, 0 Comments

I purchased this little beauty at our local Antique Dealer,  Antiques on 48.


Isn't she cute!  She's going to be Stunning! Can't you just hear Bruno from Dancing with the Stars ... Stunning!  Actually she has the Leg of a dancer, too bad she only has one.


I broke out the van Gogh Chalk Paint in Chivalry, Chalk and Mama's Boy.


Here is the drawer painted with Chivalry and Mama's Boy on the inside for a...

Living Room design decisions ... input welcome October 12 2012, 0 Comments

I want to spruce up the Living Room, I've wanted new slipcovers for some time and by the time I decided to go with blue Ikea had discontinued the blue I wanted.  Online search to the rescue and I found a lady who had 2 brand new slipcovers available ... yay!

This is what the every day living room looks like, nope I didn't tidy or dust!
Believe it or not the walls are butter cookie yellow but the...

Quick 2 sided sign for mantle shelf October 04 2012, 0 Comments


I had a scrap piece of wood that would be perfect for a small sign.  I measured it, then gave it a base coat of van Gogh Chalk paint in Buttah.


While the Buttah (I love that name!) was drying, I went into my Silhouette Studio and started designing what I wanted to put on this piece. I have so many signs with words and sayings and honestly I could have them all over the house but I wanted a graphic...