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{about the business}

Mustard Seed Interiors LLC is a small business that was born out of a love for antiques, decorating on a budget, and giving old pieces of furniture new life. While the primary focus of the retail business is painted and refinished furniture, MSI also carries upholstered pieces, found objects, vintage-inspired painted signs and handmade accessories for the home.

In Fall of 2012, MSI launched Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint made by Homestead House Paint Company.  The paint line and companion products are now sold at over 250 retail locations in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.  Click HERE to find a retailer near you!

In June of 2014, MSI partnered with Meyer Imports to bring Miss Mustard Seed’s German Glass Glitter!  Click here to purchase (wholesale pricing available.)

{about the blog}

 Miss Mustard Seed was first published in 2009 on a whim.  I wanted to advertise my business, but I also wished to connect with other DIY/Home bloggers.  The decision was made early on to make this blog a valuable resource, filled with tutorials, practical advice, encouragement and a dose of reality.  Some of the blog series cover making slipcovers, starting a creative business, painting furniture, before & after inspiration and decorating tips & tricks.  Since that first post, Miss Mustard Seed has grown to over 24,000 subscribers and over 1,000,000 page views each month.

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{about me}

I’m Marian, aka Miss Mustard Seed.  A youth pastor’s wife, mother of two little boys and a lover of all things home.  I am a business owner, though I have never thought of myself as an entrepreneur.  I am an uneducated designer and full-out amateur photographer.  I am a writer who totally abuses commas and relies heavily on spell check (and never did that great in English classes.)  Despite all of those things, here I am.  A business that was started in the hopes of contributing to the family income has blossomed into more than I ever imagined or hoped for.  I am now passionate about sharing what I have learned in the hopes of encouraging others.

I am always in paint splattered clothes.  My sweet family tolerates the constant furniture rearranging.  I’ve never worked harder in my life.  And I love every minute of it.

In addition to running my business and authoring this blog, I am a freelance photographer & stylist for Cottages & Bungalows magazine and haven contributed articles to,, Cottages and Bungalows magazine (DIY Essentials Column 2010-2012), American Farmhouse Style (Spring 2014), French Style (Fall 2014) and Romantic Country (cover, fall 2014).  I’m honored to have my work featured in Romantic Homes (January 2011), Flea Market Style (Spring 2011), Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead (Spring 2012), Flea Market Style (Winter 2012), Women’s Day (Nov 2012), Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Ideas (Winter 2012), Cabin Life (Dec 2012), Romantic Country (Spring 2013), Make It Over (Spring 2014), Fresh Style (Spring 2014) and online at, Houzz, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, and many DIY/Home Decorating sites.  In television, I’ve been featured on NBC (WGAL Harrisburg), Fox News & The Nate Berkus Show.

My first book, Inspired You, published by Thomas Nelson (Nov 2012), is currently available at major book sellers.  Click HERE to find out more.

Some fun facts…  I am an army brat, my high school job was dancing in the parades at Disney, my degree is in Musical Theatre and I’m a vegetarian.  I have a weakness for Clementine IZZE soda and dark chocolate chips.

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