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Don’t cry over spilled paint, you never know what’s inside the next can!

“Debi’ this could be a blessing in disguise ….” Mom, you always say that, I really don’t see how it could be.. Each morning I sit on my Mom’s bed and give her an update on the day before, it’s been a difficult year for my Mom and I, she’s my best friend. My Mom […]

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Home Revival - October 23, 2014 - 8:45 am

how exciting !!!!

Melissa Warren - October 23, 2014 - 9:11 am

I am so excited for you and can’t wait to try out your paint! Good luck and God bless you!

Deborah Lowman McCormick - October 23, 2014 - 9:26 am

Things do tend to happen for a reason. Really excited for you and am anxious to try the paint. Very interested in the finishes that don’t involve wax. Will be following.

Debbie Campi - October 23, 2014 - 11:25 am

Debi, your hard work is paying off, so very excited for you! Keep up the good work and being an inspiration to your followers, but most importantly, to your mom. Hug Mom and remind her that there are so many praying for her…and “that’s good.” <3

Kelli Shaw - October 23, 2014 - 11:39 am

Being a business owner is hard, and scary and hard……but things happen for a reason and I believe that the reason was to allow you to grow and expand. Your paint like will rock – because you do and people love you. It’s an experience buying from you, and I know it will do well. Congrats, and continued prayers for your Mom!

Kathy Sutton Conaway - October 23, 2014 - 11:40 am

Debi’s Design Diary you are a doll and a hard working women. I went through alz with my parents not fun at all., but never cancer my thoughts and prayers are with you can’t wait to try a sample I really like ce ce paint but I trust you… My god bless your life.

Junking DataGirl - October 23, 2014 - 11:43 am

Congratulations. I cant wait to try it.

Marie Wilson - October 23, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Have missed your more frequent posts so I look forward to seeing you more often now. Prayers for Momma.

Melissa Liberty- Gomez - October 23, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Yeaaahhhh! I will be ordering some ASAP!!!
Congratulations Debi, you’re doin’ it Kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
<3, Shabby Loco

Sheila McFadden Boroviak - October 23, 2014 - 5:34 pm

I need this paint!!!

Kathy Cook - October 23, 2014 - 11:40 pm

YEA!!! So excited for all the opportunists that have opened up for you and all your painting friends ;)
… your mom was right, blessings come so often in disguise!!! Keeping you both in prayer!!

Christine Genotte-Doud - October 24, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Congratulations! Love you and your work. My mom was my best friend and biggest cheerleader.Big prayers being said
for you both.

Genie Pinheiro - October 26, 2014 - 3:35 am

Tickled pink. Can’t wait to try your new paint, hear more news and watch videos. I’ll be lifting your names in prayer each morning. Cheers. genie

Deborah Wilson Chesser - October 28, 2014 - 1:35 pm

How just wonderful for you..I send prayers for your sweet Mother.

Kim Collings - November 5, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Love the paint label and the names of the colors are perfect! Love it. Thinking of you and your mom and sending prayers. Tell her hi for me and that I’m thinking of her.

Lisa Wirhanowicz - December 18, 2014 - 3:31 am

My dearest Debi,i once told you that you would become the star,i could tell that about you the first time I met you,wonderful things have been happening and there is no one who could deserve it more.I have a lot I could say to your mom,i am,a cancer survivor,and Debi your right,cancer is ugly,there is no way around it,i detest even saying the word,and for many years I wouldn’t say it.But it does get better,each day you get alittle stronger,we each have been born with a will to live,and humans can survive a lot of trials and tribulations.Your mother has been blessed with a circle of people unknown to her thru this thing called the internet,many prayers,prayers of healing,prayers of love..The power of prayers holds a special place in my heart,my mother in law,asked her church for special prayer sessions for me and her congregation prayed for me many times,people I would never know,i was humbled. And don’t forget the special love between a mother and her best friend daughter,i too have that special amazing relationship.,people say you shouldn’t be your childrens best friend,i disagree..So that being said,ill keep up the prayers and wishes for good things for you Debi and her mother,with such good people in the world like you,we are blessed.

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DIY Miniature Book Necklace, Anthropologie knock-off and why I stopped reading.

I walked into the kitchen telling myself that this time I might break her down, I handed the order form to my mom trying to act casual, as if checking off 12 boxes on the page was perfectly acceptable . She scanned my second grade penmanship and said,”Debi, just two…” “but Mom!!!!” “Debi, space them […]

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Jacqueline Urgo - August 7, 2014 - 5:08 am

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is really good.

Jenna Adair - August 8, 2014 - 2:02 am

Where is the link for making the little doll books? Oh and the Pendergast series is great! ( :

Veglia Chacòn - August 8, 2014 - 2:28 pm

I love this website! thanks for sharing

Cynthia DiBuono - August 16, 2014 - 12:12 am

Love your Crafts

MaryAnn Summers - August 18, 2014 - 1:19 am

I love this little video!

Angi Johnston - August 18, 2014 - 11:10 am

$18 for the kit awesome. $100.00 for postage nope. Love your video, will go to the craft shop here.

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DIY Sea Glass Bowl

I hope you’re having a great summer! Mine has been crazy town so far! I’ve been working on lots of projects and exciting things that I can’t share with you yet, but if you follow me on Facebook you might have some clues. My newest video was super easy to make once I got the […]

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Foster Linda - July 10, 2014 - 12:17 am

It is really beautiful. I use to do stained glass and have LOTS of scraps, I put them in a rock tumbler and made my own “sea glass”, I’ll have to get the granddaughters to try this, it will be a fun project for them…. THANKS DEBI, can’t wait to come see you in Solana B

Andi Cacciatore - July 10, 2014 - 5:22 am

This is so cool! Thanks for figuring out the “fails” for us! I will be sharing this awesome tutorial with the Facebook group “Florida Beachcombers”! And the rest of my friends on Facebook too :)

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Alicia Ali Marsden - July 10, 2014 - 7:27 pm

Fun!can’t wait to try that!

Lisa Zornes Lemos - July 10, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Love this!

Nancy Cardoza - July 10, 2014 - 10:24 pm

You are a riot , Love your boat chair!

June Corstorphine - July 13, 2014 - 2:40 am

Yes, you are a riot, love the seaglass bowl

Lisa Wolfert Chisholm - July 15, 2014 - 10:59 am

I collect sea glass and can’t wait to make one of these…Thanks

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Brezetta Thonger - July 18, 2014 - 11:43 am

Enjoyed it very much and will try!!

Kristina Hartley Webb - July 29, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Where are the instructions for the sea glass bowl? I see a video to make a cape?

Kristina Hartley Webb - July 29, 2014 - 8:45 pm

found it

Katherine Chitty Kinlaw - August 3, 2014 - 2:23 am

How much sea glass is needed to make one bowl? It is usually purchased by the pound. One? Less than one? We live on the coast; but sea glass us not usually found here. Thanks!

Deborah Webb-Godsey - September 20, 2014 - 7:01 am

I wonder if I could get one sea glass piece from people all over the world to start my collection, I have just retired to North Carolina andI have moved from Virginia beaches and I am 2 hours away from any beaches here and have no transportation now, I would love to start a project titled Around the World Sea glass that I could show and display for everyone.

Susan Leibsly - October 19, 2014 - 12:53 am

Where is the video to make the sea glass bowl? Thanks.

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I’m Giving Away a Weathered Boat Wood Finish Kit!

If you haven’t seen my new video with the Weathered Boat Wood Finish Pallet Chair check it out! I’ve gotten a fantastic response, and orders are pouring in for the DIY kit I put together so you can create this technique at home! Now you can enter to win a FREE KIT!  Beginning tonight at […]

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Keli Brammer Lanclos - May 24, 2014 - 2:55 am

I would love to win this!

Fonda Rush - May 24, 2014 - 7:36 am

I would love to make the picture frame and learn how you did it! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Mel Thew - May 24, 2014 - 9:53 am

throw one to an Aussie:-)

Burlap Gypsy - May 24, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Pick me ! Love it !

June Costello - May 24, 2014 - 1:36 pm

I am planing a sitting area outside and would use this on either a door or table.

Karen Lamb Partin - May 24, 2014 - 1:46 pm

I would love to use this finish on a patio table!

Cheryl LaMorte - May 24, 2014 - 2:15 pm

the give away would be a great way to learn , before a bigger project.Plus you have a cute frame !

U inspire Photography and ART - May 24, 2014 - 5:33 pm

I would use on a stool or bench for photos!! :D

Cindy Quinzy - May 25, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Would love to try this technique out!

Marsha Beaty Mott - May 27, 2014 - 5:16 pm

I would like to make some directional signs for my back yard (i.e. Key West 247 miles, St. Augustine 55 miles) You made it look so easy

Anonymous - May 28, 2014 - 9:33 am

I just love your videos!!!!. I want to start off a project with an end table and this opportunity to win a starter kit would be perfect for me … I’m keeping my fingers crossed ! : )

Victoria Heath - May 28, 2014 - 2:11 pm

AAAAAAHHHHHH! I need this for my life! Hahaha what a great giveaway!

Sara Wright Alston - May 29, 2014 - 4:57 am

I would love to win this. I’m fairly new to the whole DIY and refinishing furniture thing but once I started it, I LOVED it and now I’m obsessed! Crafting, paint and furniture have taken over my home. Lol I absolutely adore your videos (I’ve watched them all!) and you have helped to inspire me so much. Oh and your store is awesome!! I’d love to visit some day! I hope to try all of the CeCe Caldwell products very soon! Thanks so much!

Amy Teal - May 31, 2014 - 6:34 pm

I would use the kit for a dog house for my dogs, I was looking for a unique way to paint it and this kit would be perfect! =) I love your videos, you are so informative and so freakin funny =)

Romney Guillot - June 1, 2014 - 12:02 am

I would use your kit to revamp my mom’s old chifforobe from when she was a little girl. Right now it’s a distressed bright yellow and is sitting on my back porch being used as a small gardner’s shed. Your kit colors would coordinate perfectly with my back porch furniture. :)

Janet Rose - June 1, 2014 - 2:40 am

LIke your videos00very entertaining and to the point. I have been trying to achieve the “gloppy” weathered look on a chest of drawers but haven’t had much luck. Your technique looks like a winner.

Susan Caldwell - June 1, 2014 - 12:06 pm

This finish would be perfect for the seat of the church pew that I am working on. Love your finished project !

Dee Spiker - June 1, 2014 - 10:57 pm

Looking forward to your summer classes! I would use your kit on by bird house posts.

Diane Steele - June 3, 2014 - 2:02 am

super awesome chair! thanks for the paint technique tips! always wondered how to get the perfect “weathered” look on stuff!

Marianela Neal - June 11, 2014 - 3:09 am

I would love to use this kit on a child’s step stool for my nephew. It would look awesome in a boy’s room.

Michal Sparks - June 26, 2014 - 3:07 am

Debi, LOVE your videos and have tried many of your techniques, I have credited you on my blog with my version of boat paint fish, Check it out if you get a chance and keep up the great work!

Angela Bright Parrish - July 9, 2014 - 1:43 am

Question? Can you use the wax on top of other types of paints? I painted a vanity with latex paint and then did acrylic decorative vines and flowers. I then applied the wax. Will this work?

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Chair makeover with weathered Boat paint finish and Pallet wood!

 This project was a doozy, it took Bobby and I about two weeks to create this chair, film, and edit the video. Ever since laying my eyes on all the beautiful furniture made out of recycled boat wood I’ve experimenting with CeCe Caldwell paint, trying to get the look of an old weathered boat. Here’s […]

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Full Circle Design Studio - May 23, 2014 - 1:24 pm

I’m posting a pic of my finished project and trying to tag you in a photo and include your FB link when I type in your name but the link doesn’t come up. I suspect it’s because while I have ‘liked’ your page and am a follower, you have not ‘liked’ mine so your it will not allow me to tag you. :(

Pam Freeman - May 23, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Debi, you are SO entertaining!! I watch you when I need a pick me up. Some of your projects are too complex for me to actually do, but I love watching you!!! Thank you for your genius!

Josi Siefker - May 25, 2014 - 5:29 pm

I’m still trying to decide which piece I should do this on. I love the look! Thanks for taking the time to create the cool projects you do!

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