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sealing the crusty counter

sealing the crusty counter sealing the crusty counter

the mustard seed studio

the mustard seed studio the mustard seed studio

hemp oil video tutorial

hemp oil video tutorial hemp oil video tutorial

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

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

crusty counter & other finds

crusty counter & other finds crusty counter & other finds

sealing the crusty counter

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I shared this crusty counter I bought off Craig's List last week... It is a fabulous piece, but it was shedding paint chips all over the place and it was dirty and had quite a number of cobwebs hanging out in the drawers and corners.  So, if I'm going to make it functional, it needed a good cleaning and needed to be sealed. Many of you ask how I deal with pieces like this, so I thought I would  (read more …)

the mustard seed studio

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I signed the lease and got the keys for my very own studio yesterday.  I've been talking and dreaming about one for at least two years.  My business has always been spread throughout our house, wherever it will fit.  It's in the upstairs hall closet, the downstairs office, the entire basement, a corner of the family room and usually the living and dining rooms.  It's basically taking over.  So, I  (read more …)

hemp oil video tutorial


I've shared before that I wasn't originally planning on carrying Hemp Oil with our line of products.  I was really in love with waxes and I didn't see the need to offer a different option.  The manufacturer of the milk paint encouraged me to carry it with the line and I liked the fact it was an all-natural finish, so I added it.  I am so glad I did!  I really think it's one of our best products.  (read more …)

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party


My mom and I went out shopping today, but I have to say I was pretty blurry-eyed after shopping all day yesterday with Kriste.  You would think that shopping for antiques would be something I wouldn't grow weary of, but I've learned that I need it in doses or everything starts to blend into the cacophony of stuff lining the shelves and crowding booths.  I did find some good things today, though,  (read more …)

crusty counter & other finds

Miss Mustard Seed-0670

I went shopping with Kriste today and I kept pausing to declare how excited I am about the new studio space.  I got a call while we were shopping, letting me know that I can sign the lease on Friday and move in.  I feel like I've been let out of a box, but even so much more than that.  Oh, to have a place to work that's not my home!  To have a place for boxes to be delivered and furniture to be  (read more …)

More of the guest room…

Miss Mustard Seed-0613

Before I show you more pictures of the guest room makeover, I have to share some exciting news.  A few weeks ago, we took our house off the market and decided to stay in our current home for a few more years.  We were still left with the fact that our business needed space beyond our basement (and every part of the house it takes over), so we started looking for a commercial space.  Well, I just  (read more …)

3 minute, no-sew bolster pillow cover

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I was working this weekend on my guest room, getting it ready for a photo shoot.  I was in a bit of a crunch, because of some unexpected delays, so I wasn't able to put this room together in a leisurely way.  The mattress was delivered and I had to put the room together in two days.  I didn't have time to shop, so it had to come together with what I had. It was like old times and I think it  (read more …)

the winner of the debate

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If you're up to speed on my living room, you know that I have been pondering taking down the curtains in the living and dining room.  Yesterday, after this photo shoot, I took them down... The sunlight poured in and it was so bright and wonderful.  I was convinced that I would go drape-free.   I continued removing the curtains from the dining room.  In case you can't figure out how  (read more …)