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painted “swedish” bench

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I always have a hard time getting refocused after a big event or project.  I seem to work at my best when there is a date looming, but at the same time, I dislike the pressure of deadlines.  So, I'm conflicted.  I love and hate due dates.  To combat the unfocused work approach, I decided to knock out a few projects that have been on my list for some time.  I grabbed the bench at the table in our  (read more …)

child’s cupboard

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I definitely have a soft spot for things made for children.  The small scale just melts me.  My mom and I spotted this little hutch in an antique store and jumped at it immediately.  It had been painted in a white latex over oil, so the latex was peeling off and it was a little dingy.  We sanded it down and gave it a fresh coat of MMSMP Eulalie's Sky with the Bonding Agent added and finished it  (read more …)

hand painted empire dresser makeover

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It has been a marathon getting ready for The Chapel Market, which is just over a week away, but it's been so fun, too.  I am most focused and intentional when I'm working towards a specific goal.  And this time has been even more fun, because I've had a lot of great help and the amazing studio space to work in.  I've been relishing it!  I have been a little overzealous with filling the "green  (read more …)

say hello to “bergere”

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It's been a while since I asked you to say hello to a new milk paint color!  I'm really excited to share our first Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint color from our European color line that will be launched in January 2015.  We are introducing six new colors that will be carried in our European & UK markets, but will be available elsewhere on a limited basis...meaning our retailers outside of  (read more …)

victorian settee makeover reveal

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I shared a preview of this makeover yesterday, but here is the full sha-bang (that's a highly technical decorating term)... This isn't a typical piece for me to buy, but as you may have figured out already, I like to change things up, so I don't get stuck in a rut.  Buying a piece of furniture that is atypical for me helps me with that.  Sometimes I love the piece and then I want to explore  (read more …)

milk crate & a peek at the settee

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When Kriste and I went shopping last Friday, I was looking mostly for pieces to sell at the Chapel Market, but I was also looking for one specific piece for a specific photo shoot - a milk crate.  I didn't have a particular style in mind, but I figured I would know it when I saw it.  And I did.  Kriste and I spotted this beauty and there was a silent acknowledgement at the awesomeness of the milk  (read more …)

the victorian settee & more

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Our days in the studio lately are mostly spent painting, since we're getting ready for the Chapel Market.  We crank up the music or sometimes chit-chat about life, mix up some milk paint and work on one piece after the other.  We're making good progress, but there is still a lot to do and I'm feeling a bit behind since I was under the weather a couple of days last week.  I'm feeling so much more  (read more …)

jelly cupboard reveal

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I always enjoy getting ready for a show, so I have a reason to work on a lot of furniture!  I finished the jelly cupboard this week and I finally get to reveal it... This is how the jelly cupboard started... It's an old piece...most likely mid-to-late 1800's.  I always love working on old pieces that have been neglected for a few decades.  This piece had been painted a rather sad brown and  (read more …)