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Renovation ramp up time…

It’s time to get busy with our long list of home renovations. It’s renovation ramp up time! We never complete a project without carefully documenting it with steps......
By Jaime Pirozzi | April 4, 2018 | Furniture, Home Decor, Rooms, Studio Secrets

Spring projects are in the air…

It feels like Winter just started here in Lake Tahoe as we’ve had a late start this year. Our typical weather phenomenon of a ‘Miracle March‘ is in......
By Jaime Pirozzi | March 7, 2018 | Furniture, Home Decor, Studio Secrets

Signs: Information or Inspiration?

Mission Inspiration (read Part 1 and Part 2 here) was a success and couldn’t have been more amazing! Our road trip across Idaho with Local Freshies® has come......

Pricing Strategy: How Much Do I Sell It For?

Pricing strategy is an important part of your business and will make or break you. You may have a special talent but if you can’t turn it into......
By Jaime Pirozzi | February 14, 2018 | Faux Finish Feature Art, Furniture, Home Decor, Studio Secrets

2018 Planning: Kicking Things Off Strong!

2017 was a great year for nluv Finish and Design Studio as we began our journey. And now… 2018 is here & we are ready to kick things......
By Jaime Pirozzi | January 10, 2018 | Furniture, Home Decor, Studio Secrets, The Finish Gallery, Wrapit nluv

The Simplistic Beauty of a Stained Wood Finish

Simplicity is the secret ingredient to a truly beautiful design. To create an amazing piece, it doesn’t mean you must have 15 layers, an intricate color palette, accents......

Delicate & Durable: An Antique Table and Chair Restoration

This past summer, we scoured our favorite hot spots to find a few special pieces to add to the project lineup. Last week we talked about where to......
By Jaime Pirozzi | December 6, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Rooms, The Finish Gallery, Uncategorized

Top 5 List: Where do you get all those crafty ideas?

Some people are so creative & crafty. It’s as if ideas just pop into their head all day long! Others of us… we have to work to find......

Think ‘Handcrafted Gifts’ this coming Black Friday

The holidays are right around the corner and the shopping season is about to take off. Every retailer is running specials, open early, open late… doing whatever they......
By Jaime Pirozzi | November 15, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Rooms, Wrapit nluv

‘Tis the Season: How to Order Custom Chalkboards

Holiday season is upon us so it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas. I like to give unique & thoughtful gifts to those I care about but......

Top 5 Tips: Art Project Cleanup

Studio time can’t be all fun and no project cleanup, unless of course you have an unlimited bank account & use supplies and tools once and buy new......

Dimensional Stenciling: Get Creative with Texture

Just by themselves, stencils are so versatile, enhancing fabric, furniture, wall art, paper… you name it! But, what if your project is just missing that ‘special something’ and......

The How-To for Creative Cycle Success

We all have a creative side whether that translates to art, the corporate world or into our hobbies. Following recipes, instructions or templates make any process easier to......

Brush Care: Love your brushes for a lifetime!

Over the last month we’ve had a blast building our Snowboard Feature Wall & are now ready for winter fun. When working on an extended project with lots......

Mount ‘n Metal: A Snowboard Feature Wall for the Mountain Life – Part 4

We’re into week 4 for the Snowboard Feature Wall!  While I LOVE to paint, seeing the design come to life by adorning the wall may squeak into 1st......

Distressing Wood: A Snowboard Feature Wall for the Mountain Life – Part 3

If you’ve stuck with us the last two weeks (Part 1 & Part 2), our Snowboard Feature Wall has come a long way. We finalized the design, gathered......

Gear Organization: A Snowboard Feature Wall for the Mountain Life – Part 2

Last week we kicked off our Snowboard Feature Wall project (read Part 1 here) to get our gear some organization! Every week, we get a little closer to......

Ode to the Snow: A Snowboard Feature Wall for the Mountain Life – Part 1

Living in Lake Tahoe or any mountain town comes with lots of extracurricular outdoor hobbies. Some people are quite serious, with garages filled to the roof like sporting......

Creative Couch Repair – Claws & Couches don’t mix!

Many of us have fun fur-balls at home that we love and adore. But, that love doesn’t extend to all activities such as clawing up your couch! 99%......
By Jaime Pirozzi | August 9, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Rooms

Reclaim your weekend… Reclaimed wood that is!

Some people like shiny new things and others love antiques and rare finds. Reclaimed wood peaks the interest of the later and is a favorite of ours at......
By Jaime Pirozzi | August 2, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Mother Nature Inspired, Studio Secrets

I’m so ‘nluv’ with water-based Stains!

When you ask people about the process of staining wood, they seem to either love it or hate it & others are just plain afraid of it! No......
By Jaime Pirozzi | July 19, 2017 | Furniture, Mother Nature Inspired, Rooms

Hump Day Hoopla – The nluv Memos move to Wednesdays!

Happy Hump Day everyone! Don’t worry… our calendar isn’t broken. I know it’s Friday, so I should be saying TGIF but instead I’m talking about Wednesday. What is......

Gus’ Getaway: A Kitten Cardboard Cabin

Last weekend, we brought home a new member of our family. Meet Gus! He’s pretty adorable and settling in quite nicely. Play time is his favorite with eating......
By Jaime Pirozzi | July 11, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Mother Nature Inspired

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Patriotic Palette

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 11 Red, white & blue is our patriotic palette that will soon decorate our backyards and BBQs for the July 4th holiday. But, let’s......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 29, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, The Backyard, The Finish Gallery

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Personalized Chalkboards

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 10 Chalkboards used to be in every school classroom but overtime were slowly replaced by white erase boards and technology. In recent years though,......

Memories Live On… Estate Sale Refinishing

Her name is Ruth and she loves her church and to play music. I didn’t know her personally, but those at her estate sale told beautiful stories. She......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 20, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Mother Nature Inspired, Wrapit nluv

It’s Art Science time… another round of experiments

Two weeks ago, I shared an artistic experiment where I tried different paints & techniques with Faux Effects® Creme Activator™. I always have fun bending the rules and......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 13, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Studio Secrets, The Finish Gallery

A great day for an Artistic Experiment

When the sun’s shining and fresh air is blowing through the studio, for some reason this makes me want to experiment. Sitting on the shelf is a little......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 6, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Studio Secrets, The Finish Gallery

The Easel: A Studio Staple

Setting up a new studio is fun and exciting. You have full control on how to organize your inventory, the overall layout and your work space zones. In......
By Jaime Pirozzi | April 25, 2017 | Furniture

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