Why Hippie Lace Loves DIY Paint - Safe, Fast, Easy Blendability & Affordable

We were in Pineville Treasure Chest Too and caught Paula Reynolds and Angela Delrie on camera for an inpromptu interview of why they love DIY Paint. It's A Breeze, so Cast Your Sails To DIY Paint. -  Here's what they had to say -  


Why DIY Paint

Read about Morning Dewdrops and DIY Paint below - 

FYI - Blog Image of Sailboat using Monoprints is by Morning Dewdrops by Terri Stephens (C) by Terri Stephens

DIY Paint ™ is hands down the best artisan clay & chalk finish furniture and home decor paint in the industry.

Handcrafted in the USA using the highest quality NO VOC pigments in the industry.  DIY Paint ™ is velvety soft, lusciously creamy, and creates luxurious color dimension you have to see to believe.  DIY Paint ™ is eco-friendly containing only (9) nine total ingredients, all natural clay and chalk based paint.

Safe, Easy & Affordable

As a DIYer, do you want to create safely from home? Did you know there is a paint named after us that is safe and sustainable?  That’s right, DIY Paint!

The DIY Movement continues to grow and safety is our priority.  At Morning Dewdrops, we went from wearing this

..to this…

DIY Paint is safe and sustainable because it has NO VOCs! (volatile organic compounds) DIY Paint contains no acrylic, latex or levelling agents to harm our environment. 

DIY Paint only has 9 ingredients and the first is LOVE ❤️DIY Paint is so nontoxic that our standards are even higher than what is required by the cosmetic industry. But Don’t Try To Use as Makeup! LOL!

INGREDIENTS: Love, water, clay, porcelain clay, chalk, alcohol, ester (as a binder), cellulose, pigments, preservative.

When I first started painting years ago, I thought I was using a safe, eco-friendly paint.  It said clean up with soap and water and the paint claimed, “low or minimal VOCs,” but there was a health warning on the label.  I also had to dispose of the waste safely according to state law. OMG! 

In addition, we received a call from a customer who was using another brand of paint with our JRV Stencils. She complained that a film would not come off her stencils. She stated she scrubbed, but the particles floating in the water kept adhering to the stencil.  These particles were probably from an acrylic or other bonding agent.  Acrylic is added to most chalk-based paints on the market today.   Acrylic is a transparent plastic and has a negative impact on our environment.   DIY Paint contains no acrylic.  Remember NO VOCs!

With DIY Paint, I rinse and clean my brushes in a small bucket, then pour the water out in my backyard.  

DIY Paint - Quality & Ease

DIY Paint is so minimal, yet so rich.  The foundation (base) is an all-natural clay.  Think of a cake – the foundation of a cake is flour to which you add other ingredients.  Other brands claim their paint is a clay paint, but it is not the foundation.  DIY Paint is

  • 5 times more pigmented than other paints
  • Thick and Creamy
  • A one-step paint meaning no sanding or priming before painting. This is known as No Prep or Minimal Prep.
  • And there’s no loss of saturation when mixed with water, so drip away!


DIY Paint is competitively priced with similar premium paints, but you also save by doing it yourself.

  • Décor on a Budget
  • Two Step – Side Step (the expense of paying someone else)

No. 1 Customer Praise – Easy Blendability

Customers find DIY Paint the best for artisans, beginners and experienced, because the paint is a chameleon for furniture or other surfaces because of its blendability.  The clay creates highs and lows, so when blending, your whole piece has continuity without having to worry.

  • Want fewer brush strokes? Blend with water. 
  • Want a century-old patina? Paint it on thick or use a palette knife or scraper to push/pull the paint to create the look of shutters in the French Quarter.
  • Want to burnish? Just like burnishing clay pottery. 
  • Want to see layers? Wet distress before sealing.
  • Want easy blending? The clay creates the highs and lows for you without having to worry about matchy-matchy when blending colors.



DIY Paint ™ is of the highest quality clay and chalk based paint on the market, and competitively priced!  NO SANDING, NO PRIMING!  If you have ever labored over sanding and then priming a piece before you even begin the fun part, you can appreciate how much time and backache this feature saves you! Besides being all natural, eliminating these steps converted me to chalk paint for good!  Well, that and the gorgeous results!


"Delta", a 1940’s dresser, comes with an oval mirror (not pictured). Delta was painted in Bohemian Blue, French Millinery & Old ‘57 and finished with DIY Big Top, Clear & Dark Waxes. The raised stencils were created using Pennies From Heaven Copper Liquid Patina. The sides were decoupaged with a pretty blue/copper paper. 

DIY Paint ™ does not contain any Latex or Acrylic!  


DIY Paint is clay and chalk based with a high quality dream finish.  After just a simple application, I’ve transformed pieces from trash to treasures, and have seen people who claim to have no talent impress themselves with professional-looking results, as well as surprise their families.

1.  Clean & Dry object to be painted.
2.  Remove lid & stir thoroughly. (Sometimes you don't even need to stir our paint!  It's that good)
3.  Apply one coat & allow to dry. (15 min to a few hours to dry, depending on climate)
4.  Apply second coat, if needed.
5.  Allow second coat to dry.
6.  Seal surface with DIY Paint Finishes

To learn more, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for free tutorials and subscribed to our email magazine, The Art of Doing. We share our painting secrets with you and so much more!

Shop Online or Visit us locally at Morning Dewdrops by Terri Stephens at Booth 65 in Pineville Treasure Chest Too, 2878 LA-28, Pineville, LA 71360 (Wed-Fri 9:30 to 5:30 and Sat 9:30 to 4:30)

It’s a WIN WIN with DIY Paint, the Paint named after Us!

Let us know how we can serve you!  Thank you Terri 

FYI - Blog Image of Sailboat using Monoprints is by Morning Dewdrops by Terri Stephens (C) by Terri Stephens

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