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Ann Marie Auricchio on DIY Holiday Gifts

Craftsy instructor Ann Marie Auricchio was on Good Day Colorado this morning, talking about Craftsy and her Drab to Fab course!

Ann Marie grew up to be the only artist in a family of scientists.  You may think that this created a bit of family friction, but in Ann Marie's case, it fed her desire to try to new things.  Just as in art, scientists know that the best results often come from mixing unlikely ingredients... a bit of sodium mixes with a bit of chlorine to create salt, a bit of milk paint mixed with different finishing techniques can create wonderful surface effects.

Thus encouraged to follow her own vision, Ann Marie went off to art school at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  There, though part-time jobs, she discovered the art of scenic design, and the rest is history.

Ann Marie now owns a very successful scenic design company in Denver, CO.  She's worked on such films as Spider Man, and on many national commercial campaigns.  At the same time, she does home interior design work for very exclusive clients.

Ann Marie shares her knowledge of paint, texture, finishing, AND her love of rescuing and updating vintage furniture in her Craftsy Online Course, DIY Drab to Fab Furniture Upcycling.

In Drab to Fab Furniture Upcycling, artist Ann Marie Auricchio will show you how to revamp your home & outdoor space on a shoestring budget by "upcycling" inexpensive items found in attics, thrift stores and garage sales. Ann Marie demonstrates decorative painting methods such as faux finishing, distressing and crackling, then shows you how to achieve professional quality results using sophisticated stencil, stripe and tape techniques. What's more, you'll learn how to master these skills using nontoxic approaches and environmentally friendly materials.

Ann Marie will also teach you how to identify styles and eras of furniture design, as well as the secrets to distinguishing which items are worthy of upcycling and which are better left untouched. From small items like picture frames and flower pots to larger pieces of accent furniture, Drab to Fab will arm you with the skills, know-how and confidence to complete a million dollar makeover on a budget.

Ready to get started?

You can take Ann Marie's Drab to Fab course for just $24.99 if you follow the links in this post.  With unlimited access and Craftsy's 100% money-back guarantee, why wait?

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