One Big Happy Family

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That title is something I often need to chant to myself....only I add,  "remember, we are......" in front! One event that happened while I was "gone", is this...... Can you guess? Maybe Black and white will help clarify it..... Yes.....another grandchild will be here before long! That makes seven!! I love a big family … [Read more...]

Milk Paint: Beachy Nautical Chest


Sharing another piece of furniture I finished during my extended vacation! I had this chest on chest in my laundry room for months....doing absolutely nothing...just sitting there. I mean, it was piled with stuff but the drawers were empty and I banged my shin on it frequently. I decided it was time for this thing to go! It was in … [Read more...]

Milk Paint: Dandelion Chest

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I promised I would catch you up so I'll start back in the Spring with this antique chest I transformed using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.   I used Mustard Seed Yellow and added some Ironstone to make it a bit softer. I used Ironstone to hand paint the dandelion stencil...just free hand! It started out looking … [Read more...]

New Book From Miss Mustard Seed

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I hope you have a seat belt on your chair! It's been awhile....hasn't it? I've missed you.....hopefully you missed me just a little too! I will explain shortly, but first, the purpose of this particular this particular time. Miss Mustard Seed has a new Look Book!! Isn't she just the cutest … [Read more...]

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Classes

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Yay!!! Thanks to the magical workings of Janel Hutton (the absolute GREATEST blog tweaker in history) I am now up and running for online Milk Paint 101 class registrations!!! If you are local and interested in attending a class, just scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll see "Upcoming Events" in the sidebar! Just click on the class … [Read more...]

Making a Decoupage Christmas Deer


I promised I'd show you more about making this pretty deer I did for the vintage show last Friday (here) I started with a gold painted paper mache deer from AC Moore. I sprayed it with white primer to cover the gold. Then, using this roll of printed tissue from Tim Holtz ( I LOVE all his stuff), I just began gluing on torn pieces using … [Read more...]

Vintage Market at Sanctuary Vineyard


I have been SO out of it since this market last Friday! Sorry it took awhile to post some pretty pictures for you to see. I was working like crazy to get ready…cleared out the mess for Thanksgiving dinner and then dragged a bunch of stuff out to finish up on Thanksgiving night. Thank goodness we could set up on Wed or it would have about killed … [Read more...]

Milk Paint Dropleaf Table (Artissimo)


I am so excited today share at the Inspiration Cafe!! I have NEVER done a guest post before…….. But after this stellar appearance…..…I'm sure my inbox will be full of enticing offers to guest post all over blogland….right? I'll be polishing my resume while you read…... Head on over there and see what I did with MMS Milk Paint, some Frog … [Read more...]