Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Classes

Milk Paint classes are in full swing at my newest venue....The Rusty Cottage at 617 Jack Rabbit Rd here in Virginia Beach! The area there is much larger than the space in my own little booth at Barrett St Antique Mall so we are able to paint some much larger items! Like this step-stool we did on Thursday evening:   Everyone … [Read more...]

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Classes

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...]

Velvet Pumpkin (or how I finally got on the bandwagon)

I'm not sure if you noticed but making pumpkins out of every material imaginable is all over the place. I saw gorgeous velvet pumpkins last year on several sites and thought I needed to make some this year. Well (apparently) velvet pumpkins weren't enough. This year I have seen pumpkins made of: -wood -old shirts -burlap … [Read more...]

How to Make Faux Candles

I have been trying to finish this project for over a week! I kept getting sidetracked by annoying things like: -school starting (it never seems to happen at the right time....like July 1st) -out-of-town company (which forced me to clean up all the crap on the dining room table) -Dr appointments for the kids (they need to toughen up....who … [Read more...]

Fall Decor in the Foyer

Last Saturday we had some company for dinner. My brother, sister-in-law and her Mum, who was visiting from the UK. I cleaned off the dining room table in honor of them.......and I've kept it clean because for the next two weekends we will be having company. All I need is a reason and I can be just as dedicated as all the Suzy Homemakers … [Read more...]

French Style Re-Purposed Bicycle Basket

I've found a few wicker bicycle baskets at the thrift store. I knew they would lend themselves very well to being re-purposed as a vintage looking wall or door basket. Here is one I made a couple months ago. It's been hanging around waiting for some dried hydrangeas and it's finally the right time for those! It's been very rainy here and the … [Read more...]