Delphinium Kitchen Design

This is a project I am doing as an artist, to show people how to create happiness, at the same time crafting something charming.

I’m going to be showing all the various products that I am using, and talk about the places that have helped me, or are helping me as I go.

I will be using links into the companies via the web, to the products, and talk about how an artist makes decisions, at the same time creating an Advertorial campaign here in WordAds, so in a sense this is a first portfolio on all of that.

Like so many Americans we have been concerned about products “Made in America” and what has happened, so, know that the focus on this design is also coming from that place.

It has been so depressing watching the news of late, it really has.

I’m just going to start with Purdy, and the sweet little brush I got yesterday at Ace Hardware.  And the Valspar paint that hatched the designer in me.  “Delphinium Corsage.”IMG_0994

I fell in love with the blue ranges on the Valspar paint chips.


It has taken me about a year to really think the project through as you can see.  That was my first little sample can.  I got three.  For $9.99 each.

Delphinium Blues

All last January through June I looked at the Delphiniums I planted.  They were “Magic Fountains” strain, and as we move into fall they are still going.  But these are flowers for next year.  When I start to think of the Holidays coming, I feel like baking.  But not in Pumpkin Spice.

This is a big project.

I’m going slow.

This is not an expensive project.

This is a roll up your sleeves and redesign an ugly duckling into something gorgeous.

Check this out!

artist tools

This is a project about kindness.

Imagine that you have a pumpkin spice kitchen and you want Delft blue and white.

I’m so happy with my new Purdy brush.  They are the best, and I’m using a brushy style for the fronts of the cabinet doors using that chalk paint, but this brush is going to make all the difference in the finish I get.

It’s made here in America, and I’m proud of that fact.

I’ll be keeping you posted on a daily basis about how things are looking and how I am using my tools.

Ace Hardware gave me free brushes last fall when I bought some primer, and my first two cans of Satin finish Valspar in white for the walls.






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