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Pinterest Unplugged

Denise Nelson

Participated in a Pinterest project evening by leading a painted denim sign at the Artistic Home Studio in Alameda, California last night. The hostess, Rachel has a studio/workshop/art boutique that is one of the nicests I have had the pleasure to visit. Interested in hosting your own party in the Bat Area? Your sign is free with any party hosted with 6 or more paying guests. I bring everything but the wine! All that is needed to host is a table for you and your guests to work at. All, and I do mean all, supplies and instruction are provided...

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Happy 2016!

Denise Nelson Sign Painting Classes Store news

A new relaunch for the new year.   Having to close up shop just a couple of months after opening was a minor set back. Turned out I couldn't have surgery on a broken foot and ship pallet signs at the same time, lol. Now it's a new year and although I am not running anywhere soon, I sure am walking and well.  So thank you for your patience. I have been plotting and planning new designs, new lines, and cannot wait to share them. Over 30 new sign designs are in the works as I write this. Talk about...

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Painted Denim

Denise Nelson denim look paint DYI paint texture Paint technique

  First, as this is the first blog post, let me just say thank you for visiting! The site is just getting up and running so you may see some change as I fine tune your experience. Painted denim sign backgrounds are the single most asked about technique. An easy peasy and fun way to liven up any painted surface. I first learned a variation of this from a very talented furniture revamper, Marilyn Coats of Denim and Diamonds. Start with a well sanded piece of wood and an old pair of jeans you are ready to toss out. Cut...

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