Milk Paint Custom Mixed Cutie

If you recall, I posted a blog post about choosing paint colors two weeks back - more specifically if I should decide a color based upon what color I WANT to paint or to paint a piece a color that will sell easily (particularly white). Well...I decided it was more important to go with your vision and opt just to stick with my process of creativity that drew me to this business in the first place … [Read more...]

Desk Makeover in Custom Mix Milk-Paint

 I thought this desk was pretty cute with that pretty rope detailing. She was pretty run of the mill ordinary, but I liked her. I thought she would be easy to pretty up. I mixed up a custom mix of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Eulalie's Sky, Grainsack and a touch of Artissimo to make a gorgeous shade of soft blue. I used the Bonding Agent as well on this piece. I distressed it up a bit … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Cabinet in Miss Mustard Seed’s Farmhouse White Milk Paint

I was pretty excited when I spotted this antique hutch for sale - she was perfectly lovely - pretty and with amazing character. I didn't hesitate in buying her at all - I figured I could worry about that missing glass in the door later. Her turned legs and carved details got me! I knew right away I wanted to paint her white- ironically since I just blogged about how to choose color for a piece … [Read more...]

My Ramblings: Paint to Sell or Paint to Create

The furniture painting business is a tough gig. I mean it's about the oddest job you could imagine - painting late nights a coat here and there and working around family commitments, driving all over the place to pick up furniture that may or may not even be nice, meeting with complete strangers in their homes and trying to be wise about safety, and laying on the cold garage floor to paint at … [Read more...]

Sweet Farmhouse White Dresser

I was so eager to get painting this adorable dresser up that I forgot to take a before picture! I am so sorry about that! I suppose it happens. Plus with my time being tied up with a part-time job other than painting I have to move FAST when I do have some spare time. Anyway, I found this sweet antique dresser on Craigslist. It was just my style. I was pretty happy when I messaged the seller … [Read more...]

Luckett’s Green Dresser: My Happy Accident

I really liked this dresser when I saw the picture of it posted for sale. It was just my style and I was hoping I had a chance at it! Searching for and buying pieces can be a chore...let me tell you. I really thought I wasn't going to have a chance to get this cutie, but luckily I was able to get in touch with the seller easily and arrange a meet. My original vision was to paint it in a … [Read more...]

Schloss Buffet Makeover

I couldn't believe I was able to easily snag this stunning buffet. I found it posted for sale on a Facebook sale site and it was there a day or two before I sent over a message to the seller. I couldn't believe no one got to it before me! I took my Mom to help me pick it up...not that she actually helps me load pieces as she probably 85 pounds, BUT her company is nice. She's so supportive of … [Read more...]

Elegant French Desk Makeover

 This desk was much too cute to walk away from... I needed to make her pretty! I liked her curves and lovely hardware. Oh la la! I imagined her in a soft creamy white. She would look so sweet and elegant. I custom mixed some of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White with Cream as to create a cream that was just right and not too yellow. I think the color suited her well. A little … [Read more...]

Precious Old White Dresser Makeover

 I am so giddy when I find great pieces to paint! When I found this pretty dresser, I was pretty happy and got to working right away. The lady I purchased her from is someone I have bought from many times before. Her family does auctions and estate clean outs and she has TWO HUGE BUILDINGS with beautiful old pieces stacked high. It's a little piece of heaven if you ask me. Once I got this … [Read more...]

Amsterdam Green Desk

I bought this pretty desk from a friend that was selling it. She knew what I liked and messaged me about it. Now that's a good friend ;) I really loved those pretty oval pulls...one of my favorite types of antique hardware. I was all in. My vision was a bold color. I just couldn't figure out what. She sat for awhile in my garage as I considered my options. I decided to go red. I … [Read more...]