Rustic Boxwood Dresser Makeover

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My friend was selling a dresser that she had never got around to refinishing. I was excited to check it out as buying pieces is a challenge as there are LOTS of people painting where I live...makes me crazy.  Her BEFORE picture wasn't so bad...she was super cute and would be lovely with a little TLC. I had a vision about what I wanted to do with her right way! I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk … [Read more...]

Boxwood Buffet: Quite the Transformation

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 I was interested in this piece when I saw it posted on Craigslist, but I wasn't 100% sold for some reason. I didn't know why, but I was uncertain and thought it best to swing by and see it in person. I figured I could be convinced. When I went to see it, I was even less sure. I thought it was kinda ugly to be honest. The owner used a can of deep red spray paint on it and it was pretty … [Read more...]

Desk in Rich Boxwood Milk Paint

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This piece has a story. I was scheduled to pick it up on a Monday morning at 9 am once my kids were on the bus and headed into school. I thought it was a good plan, BUT plans don't always go as planned do they? I loaded this with the help of the gal I purchased it from and then got into my Jeep to leave, but as soon as I shifted it into reverse, my brake pedal went to the floor. I knew … [Read more...]

Sweet Vintage China Cabinet Makeover

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I loved this cute china cabinet when I saw it...it was so vintage sweet! I hadn't painted one in awhile so I decided to buy it and refinish it. It was adorable and I simply couldn't resist! I thought green would be the perfect color, but when I checked my stash, I saw that I didn't have quite enough of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Boxwood and thought I would add some of my Miss Mustard … [Read more...]

Layered Milk Paint Bow-Front Chest Makeover

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   How about this cool chest? I have never seen a piece quite like it with its bow-front chest and tiered style...I thought it was too unique to pass up. Plus tall dressers always seem to be sought out pieces so they usually sell quickly. It didn't take me long to figure out my vision for it...I wanted to go green. I planned to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Boxwood, but I … [Read more...]

Boxwood Beauty

Boxwood Beauty 1 - EC

Just look at this gorgeous gal... I was over the moon excited when I saw this piece posted on a Facebook sale site. She was just so pretty. I wanted to reinvent her a bit though..and give her new life. She is such a sophisticated piece...I thought she needed to be painted a rich, deep color. I chose to paint her up in one of my favorite colors from Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint line...a … [Read more...]

Sweet Green Cottage Dresser Makeover

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 When I spotted this amazing dresser with mirror, I jumped on it quick! I knew she wouldn't last long. What a gorgeous beauty she was, too....with all that dark delicious wood and curves abound. I loved her! I had to sand down the top of the dresser a bit as there was some old paper stuck to it and I also had to fill and redrill holes in the top two drawers to add some new hardware. I do … [Read more...]

Christmas Sled Makeover

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I was inspired by an idea I saw on Pinterest the other day so I thought I would try it too! I was able to find a cute sled from a friend that would be perfect for my project...the sled was old and boring...not to mention full of dust, dirt and even feathers!  I guess it had been sitting in a garage for some time.  I cleaned it up a bit.Not too much though.I like the old and worn look you know. I … [Read more...]

French Provincial Boxwood Buffet

French Boxwood Buffet 1 - Embracing Change

 I wish all pieces that I purchased to redo were this beautiful right from the start. 9 times out of 10 they are not, but this one was one of the few that was pretty when I picked it up. The top was pretty scratched up and did require some sanding, but the body of the buffet was in fabulous shape. My heart always goes pitter patter for French Provincial pieces and when I saw this beauty, I was … [Read more...]

Boxwood Milk Paint Buffet

Green Buffet 5 - Embracing Change

 I scored this stinkin' awesome mahogany buffet from a gal I know... I loved it the second I laid eyes on it. It was so beautiful with all her dark wood and graceful curves. They just don't make them like they used to! She was glorious piece of furniture. And heavy, too. I couldn't wait to get started on her... I was a bit stuck trying to choose a color for her...I considered white, but I … [Read more...]