Painting Tip from Jessica Bennett Interiors

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This year one of my goals is to slowly go through each room in our house and do some updating. We moved in almost seven years ago and haven’t done much decorating since we moved in, so I guess you can say I am getting the seven year itch for some fresh decor!

This updating bug started last year with my living room makeover, which inspired me to slowly take on the other rooms.

First room on the 2012 list is our  guest / girls’  bathroom. 

Jessica of Jessica Bennett Interiors, a local design firm specializing in young adults and families who did my fabulous new living room, is helping me with our project. Because it is such a small space, I am doing one of her DIY design packages, where she provided the (oh-so-cute) concept and ideas, and we are doing the legwork.

Now that my husband installed the crown moulding and the new medicine cabinet has been ordered, the next task is to pick a new paint color.

In my DIY Jessica-provided package, she gave me four paint color swatches.  And God bless her for this, because picking out a paint color to me is torturous. I have total paint picking phobia. It was so nice to be relieved from the misery of swatch comparison. 

On her blog, I remembered seeing a blog post called “How to Date Your Paint Color Before You Marry It” which is such a great idea I had to share it with you.


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Valentine’s Paint Classes with Timree

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I took my first paint class from Timree last month and had such a memorable time, I am going to one of these Valentine’s Paint Classes and wanted to share the info with you!

For a small price of $50 (which includes all materials, paint, personalized instruction + priceless fun with your girlfriends!) you get to go to Timree’s Art Studio in Newport Beach for two hours and learn how to paint one of those darling paintings above.

I was skeptical before my first class because I didn’t even think I would be able to do it.

I have truly never painted anything EVER!

But her easy, step-by-step instructions resulted in everyone completing a painting that looked very close to the above examples, but with their own flavor and style!

When my daughter saw my Christmas Cupcakes painting (photo left) her eyes got so wide and she said, “MOMMY! Are you an artist now??” I had to giggle. So now I am the Mommy Artist in Residence.

I can’t wait to surprise her with her own Valentine painting.

It is so relaxing and therapeutic and creative and best of all, something different.

So try out your hand at something new this year, forward this to some girlfriends and sign up for a Paint Party to remember! But do it quick, her classes fill up fast!

Have a fabulous weekend mamas!


[Disclosure: Timree is a Tiny Oranges OC Biz Guide Sponsor. Check out her darling ads under Birthday Party Venues, Classes & Great Gifts!]

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