I even fooled Nate into thinking I did a good job on this one :).
My #1 painting secret? I'm really bad at it! I read and reread all of the blog tutorials, but no matter what I try, I seem to make painting mistakes! Drips, scratches, lumps... you name it and I'll make it happen when I paint something.
Thankfully, I've found a few supplies that make it at least look like I know what I'm doing:
What are your favorite painting supplies?
PS While I'm not so great at painting, I'd say that I'm pretty awesome at staining! Check out everything I learned about staining here and here.