Cutting Edge Wallpaper Stencil Giveaway!


**This Giveaway is Now Closed**   And the winner is RANDOM.ORG Comment #35 Melinda T. Congratulations! Please email me at nataleecallahan(at) to claim you prize. Thanks for all of you who entered! **************** In conjunction with my appearance on Arizona Midday showing you all how easy it is to do an all over wallpaper stencil, Cutting Edge Stencils has graciously agreed to give one of you a $50 gift ... READ MORE »

Dining Table: From Dull to Dramatic


Hey all... I have a fun little mini makeover for you all. Do you have a dining room table that is okay, but maybe you're kind of tired of it?  You could try do something like this. Here is the before: After: I hope you understand that this dining nook is a work in progress... but basically, I painted the top black to match the legs. I used my opaque projector to project the damask image onto the table. I off centered it on the ... READ MORE »

Giani Painted Granite Counters: Final Steps and Outcome


First off, I am so excited and kind of proud of myself because I fixed one of my virus infected laptops all by myself!  So now I am typing this on my newly fixed computer. Yay! The reason I share this is because in a way it relates to my philosophy on design.  Which is, if someone else can do it why not me?? I was a little nervous to say the least to try and un-infect my computer which had one of the nastiest viruses you can get: a keylogging ... READ MORE »

Painted Granite Video Tutorial: Part 1


Here is the first of several videos I made during my countertop makeover. Here is what my counters looked like before: A kind of bluish gray and white formica... not the ugliest formica I've ever had in a house I've owned... where was this product when I had mauve counters? Yes. Pink counters. Bleh! =P You'll notice I have a black porcelain sink that stands out like a sore thumb. So I started out by taping off my counters.... Now I ... READ MORE »