Kitchen Table Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint

I mentioned previously that I would be soon carrying a new line of paint called Fusion Mineral Paint. You can read more about it HERE. They have a full line of products that I cannot wait to try! Gilding Paste, Tinting Kits, Sand Stone finish, Pearl Embossing Paste, Tough Coat (a clear, water based topcoat!) and so much more! I can't wait to get … [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...]

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...]

Pumpkin Au Gratin

Well…all the waiting is over…. The Great Pumpkin has finally arrived……..OK…just a bit late that's all…. This is the Halloween post that never was…. Picture editing problems took care of THAT! You're getting it anyway… seriously, I should have "better late than never" tattooed across my chest….backwards of course, so I can read it in … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Table Makeover

I can still remember how I was able to burn the candle at both ends while twirling a baton and jumping on a beach ball..... Those days are LONG gone.... I was at a vintage market the last weekend in September and I swear, it has taken me a whole month to recuperate! So many things were neglected while I frantically painted furniture, made … [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 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...]

Hanging New Light Fixtures (How to Save Money Building A House)

I wanted to share these changes with you yesterday but the weather here has been almost dark! So, I couldn't get decent pictures of what we did ALL DAY Saturday!! You know I'm a thrift store gal already and over the past couple years I have found some great light fixtures! They have been in the garage except for the most recent … [Read more...]