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...]

Handsome Dresser in Artissimo

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Ooops...I did it again. I painted a piece without snapping a picture of it first. Why do I do that?? My apologies. I like to show you the before so that you can fully appreciate the after and how far it has come. I also love to showcase the awesomeness that painting a piece can create! So...without further ado...I painted up the cutest dresser using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in … [Read more...]

Milk Paint Custom Mixed Cutie

TrophyShutter Grey Dresser 1 - EC

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

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 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...]

Flow Blue Beauty

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 I saw this dresser posted for sale and I messaged that seller just as fast as I could.| This one was just too cool to pass up. I loved the tier on the top with the two drawers and the shape of the piece. I picked it up the next day - I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! Upon further inspection, I noted that the wood was marked, dinged and full of character marks, but it was a solid … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Artissimo Desk Makeover

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I found this cute desk on Craigslist and I liked it right away. It seems like people are always shopping for desks so it's always a good idea to buy desks when you find cute ones. This desk was snatched up by a gal looking for a desk to be custom painted in a fantastic color she loved - Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Artissimo. Artissimo is a rich and lovely navy blue. I mixed the paint … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Dresser in Farmhouse White

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  If you recall, I had told you I was headed to Lucketts Spring Market this year in quaint Leesburg, Virginia. It is a trip that I have been making annually for three years now. I think it is soon safe to call it a tradition, right? It is a great day away to spend shopping with my Mama...we always enjoy the time together. Plus there are SO MANY GOOD THINGS. If you are close by, you … [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 stand...it 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...]