My decorative design hobby is a result of my passion for Decorative Art & Design. That was my passion for long periods of my adult life.

My appearance on Lifetime Television’s Our Home show demonstrating my 5-step decorative painting technique

At this point in time, as a retired person, I have come full circle to revisit the blissfulness of creation as a decorative design hobby. Just to refresh everyone’s memory, be sure to take a look at the video of my visit to ‘the Our Home Show’. It introduces my original 5-step decorative painting process.
I had reached the height of my ‘decorative hand’. Therefore if I was going to revisit decorative art & design, I needed to find new tools as well as techniques.
Before I embarked on my new project, I wanted to refresh my and everyone’s memory of my wet decorative painting method. This is the kind of decorative painting I was doing professionally.

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Decorative painted vintage ‘jelly cabinet’ show open and closed. My apothecary is stored here.



It is my nature to try new things. Going from wet media to obtain certain results is quite different from going to dry media. Each has its challenges as well as pros and cons. It may take some experimenting to see what works best for you with a decorative design hobby.

A return to decorative art as a hobby with the creation of a decorative quilt pattern cabinet created to match The Original Pink Box®.
Of course the cabinet needed a matching quilt pattern floorcloth.




































A combination here of even more new materials. By the way, I incorporated one of my favorites, oil cloth. As you can see, there is so much that can be used to create a novel reused furnishing as part of a decorative design hobby. Here’s the original post demonstrating how I reupholstered the stool.

Dressed up, decorated furniture -no paint was used here at all
Dressed up, decorated furniture -no paint was used here at all
I had come a long way from my early days as a decorative painter. So be patient with your own process. Whether you wish to try your hand at traditional decorative painting, a wet medium or work with the new ‘dry’ materials I have been using, you can have great fun. In addition, the results can be very attractive. So give it a try. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
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