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how I hand painted the Mora dresser

how I hand painted the Mora dresser how I hand painted the Mora dresser

the first workshop

the first workshop the first workshop

workshop preview & farmhouse style ramblings

workshop preview & farmhouse style ramblings workshop preview & farmhouse style ramblings

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

say hello to “mora” | hand painted dresser

say hello to “mora” | hand painted dresser say hello to "mora" | hand painted dresser

how I hand painted the Mora dresser

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I shared this hand painted dresser last week and, as promised, I'm now sharing more detail on the hand painted design.  First of all, I'm always asked if my hand painted designs are stencils.  No, they are hand painted.  I know that will immediately lose some folks when I say that, because a lot of people don't feel comfortable with hand painting.  I get that.  The kind of hand painting I do is  (read more …)

the first workshop

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We opened the doors for our very first workshop in the Mustard Seed Studio on Friday.  It was so much fun getting ready for it and a great incentive to get things in the studio finished. My goal for these workshops is to educate, but also to share this amazing creative space with others and make our guests feel pampered...in a DIY sort of way!  I know many of them are taking a vacation day or  (read more …)

workshop preview & farmhouse style ramblings

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Today was a big day.  We hosted our very first workshop in the Mustard Seed Studio!  Twelve delightful ladies attended and I think it's safe to say that we all had an amazing time.  Here are a few pictures as a preview, but I'll be sharing more, of course.  For Design Ramblings this week, we decided to chat about another trend prominent on blogs, Pinterest and in magazines - Farmhouse  (read more …)

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

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 Good evening all of my furniture-loving friends!  I really enjoyed looking through last week's links to pick my favorites. I'm always inspired and often blown away by some of the talented folks out there.  Thanks so much for taking the time to share your gifts with all of us.  Here are my favorites from last week (though I actually had more than three this week!) This piece shared by  (read more …)

say hello to “mora” | hand painted dresser

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It's now time for me to introduce the final color in the MMSMP European Colour line.  I have to say that it's been so much fun developing these colors, painting pieces in them and then revealing them here.  It's been a true creative journey for me. The last color I'm introducing is perhaps one of my favorites.  Say hello to Mora... Mora is a pale blue/gray/green color that can look entirely  (read more …)

getting ready for company

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I've lately turned my attention to getting the studio spruced up and ready to host our first workshops.  I've loved the space from the moment I first set foot in the door, but it's really starting to come alive now that we're working on the details. Here's how it looked a few months ago when we had only been in the space a few weeks.  I whitewashed the work tables that Jeff built and  (read more …)

painted oak hutch

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Over the past few days work days, I've been getting the studio ready for our first workshops (happening later this week.)  It's been good to have an imposed deadline to get things spruced up.  Otherwise, I just work on whatever I'm most interested in and leave other things hanging.  Kriste is always a huge help, but in this case, she was really good at keeping me on track.  I'll meander around the  (read more …)

say hello to “schloss” | sofa makeover

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 This really could be two posts, but I decided to fit it all into one.  The truth is, after a week of hard work, I have a lot of things to share and I'm getting antsy to get them posted! First of all, here is another one of our new European colours in the MMS Milk Paint line...  It's a rich greige that many of our customers have been requesting and it seemed fitting for the new line of subtle  (read more …)