Linen Milk-Painted Washstand Makeover


I know the before picture I saw of this piece doesn't show much, but I could see the underlying beauty right away. Did you notice the carved details and the cuteness of this piece? I did and I knew I had to make her over. I promise she turns out pretty fantastic despite that very ugly picture. A little love, glue and time and she was all ready for some paint. Miss Mustard Seed's Linen Milk … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Tall Artissimo Chest Makeover

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 This is the original Craigslist picture that drew me in...can you see why? The tiered top, the turned legs, the shape...I loved it all! Apparently when the seller purchased this it was painted yellow and she took the time to strip off the paint. She didn't fully finish the refinishing project though a some of the wood was different colors and not then stained to match. I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Kitchen Scale Buffet

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I had to drive 45 minutes in rush hour traffic one way for this piece. I just liked it and figured...why not? This is a primitive style piece that came to me painted in a deep brick red. I loved that it could be used as a buffet or media was a versatile piece. Not to mention buffet and media stands are always sought out items. So....I planned to paint this guy in Miss Mustard … [Read more...]

Antique Beauty in Miss Mustard Seed’s Typewriter Milk Paint

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This dresser caught my eye when I spotted her. She beckoned me from across the room. This girl has PRESENCE. My apologies for the lack of a before picture...I think I was pretty excited to get started and just jumped right in! Her mirror was just a frame as the mirror had been broken in the past. The frame was gorgeous though. I wasn't certain if I wanted to incur the cost of having a new … [Read more...]

Apron Strings Beauty

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  Oh my I loved this dresser the second I saw it! You see...I love these Depression-Era beauties...they make me weak in the knees. They are so darling! I just couldn't resist. Excuse my sideways picture, but I had turned her this way to remove a bad caster so that's how I took the picture. I am so classy. I loved all her carved details, turned legs and that scalloped … [Read more...]

Custom Order Madness

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  The end of the year was madness I tell ya!  Custom order madness that is!  I stopped taking custom orders in November as I was so backed up. It is easy to get backed up with customs as I have lots of requests coming in.  I had to attempt to catch up and decided to stop taking any more orders to keep my sanity.  Things were so busy in fact that I fell behind in blogging about them all so … [Read more...]

Sweet Blue Desk Makeover

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I found a nice little desk on Craigslist...I picked it up the same day as it was just a mile from my house. I love when that happens! Such a cute and solid desk...this girl is made to last. I painted it up in Valspar's Ship Shape and then distressed it a bit. I sealed the entire piece in Clear Wax. I added some awesome acrylic pumpkin-shaped knobs from D. Lawless Hardware...have you heard of … [Read more...]

Marshmallow Dresser

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The second I saw this dresser, I fell in love. How stinkin' cute it was! I couldn't want to get my hands on it! The woman I bought it from was moving so I had to wait a month to get it...good thing I had other projects to keep me busy ;) This little vintage beauty is tiger oak and the mirror is uber fabulous! There were pieces from the detail parts on the mirror and harp that I had to re-glue … [Read more...]

Emma’s Little Table Makeover

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 It seems I spend most all of my time painting pieces of furniture for other people.  It seems I never take the time or effort to paint for me or for my home! I am worse than the mechanic with the car that is falling apart. Now I get it. Completely. So I have vowed to make some changes and to actually work on some things for my own home. Oh yes I am. Just last week, I painted up my daughter … [Read more...]

Creamy White Dresser Makeover

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I purchased this sweet old gal from a friend of mine who was in need of thinning out her stash of awesome furniture pieces. Yes, I can help! This old beauty was so pretty AND she came with an amazing mirror. SOLD. She did have damaged veneer and was missing quite a bit of it - it also had a fair amount of animal damage I suspected from an overly energetic and unsurprised puppy. After much … [Read more...]