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Cleveland Magazine: How Revisiting Family Heirlooms Brings about New Meaning

I'm a bit late (OK, a lot late) in sharing my latest essay for Cleveland Magazine. Its real headline (the one you see here) is the one my editor gave it, but I just like to call it "The Oma Pan." It's a story of stuff and memories and clutter and grandmas—I hope you'll take… Continue reading Cleveland Magazine: How Revisiting Family Heirlooms Brings about New Meaning

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Project File: Adventures in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

If you read about the ugly chair, then you know it was part of a matching pair of, uh, distinctive shag-carpet-era brown chairs.  I painted the first one with Annie Sloan chalk paint -  a miracle product as far as I'm concerned - at a workshop at Metheny Weir Painted Finishes.  A workshop is a great… Continue reading Project File: Adventures in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint