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kim’s coastal bedroom | the bedskirt & built-ins

I know lots of you are eagerly awaiting the reveal of my mom's room makeover.  Trust me...she is, too!  My design services are free, but they aren't fast! We have been making some progress, though.  I mentioned before that I made a bedskirt, but I didn't have a chance to get a picture of it, until this weekend.  (...when we watched the Redskins beat the Bears.  Just throwing that out  (read more …)

10 minute decorating | “antique” bread board

I was asked by one of my blog buddies, Laura from Finding Home, to join a "10 minute" challenge each month along with some other awesome bloggers.  I tend to take on projects that are more involved..refinishing, painting, upholstering, etc., so I like the idea of pinning myself down each month to do something simple and quick. The theme for this month is "10 minute craft". As soon as I saw  (read more …)

making a new table look old…

 I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  We spent a much needed Saturday at home.  Between sickness and traveling over the past few weeks, we were all behind on our chores, laundry, cleaning, mowing, etc., so we took a day to take care of those things.  Picking up toys turned into organizing the basement and picking out toys to give to younger boys.  That turned into hours of great playtime with  (read more …)

adding casters to the counter

A couple of weeks ago, I found this amazing antique counter on Craig's List.  My mom and I cleaned it and then I sealed the paint to prevent further chipping. I want everything in the studio to be very easy to move, so we have a lot of flexibility with the set up and I can scoot things around by myself without shredding the floors.  So, my dad came to the studio yesterday to put casters on the  (read more …)

more must-have tools

Any time you see this logo on a post... means that the post is written by Jeff and it's about the behind-the-scenes stuff that happens in our workshop.  We're talking tools, setting up a workshop, furniture repair, designing & building built-ins and freestanding furniture and all of the other crazy things I ask Jeff to do for me.  I hope you'll enjoy hearing from my other half on  (read more …)

Jeff’s top three workshop tools

Jeff, my other half who is famous for his photobombing, has been working on the blog behind the scenes for a long time...shipping things, fixing things, building things, hanging things, carrying things... but now he's stepping front and center. He has written a post sharing his top three indispensable workshop tools.  Enjoy... Everybody has their favorite tools. I have mine and you have  (read more …)

Organizing the Workshop

I confess that I have a tough time keeping my work areas clean.  I know the other creative types out there understand.  I am a bit of a neat-freak, but when I'm working on a lot of things, I don't take the time to clean up the workshop.  Scraps of wood get tossed on the floor, tools are piled up on the workbench and things are in a perpetual state of disorganization.  I just close the door. So,  (read more …)

The Mustard Seed Workshop & the Bagster Bag

For some crazy reason, my husband and I felt like we needed to get our basement organized, cleaned and functional right after the Lucketts Antique Market and before my Milk Paint launch.  I don't know what we were thinking, but it's been nice to see things coming together.  I don't know about you, but I feel stressed out when things are messy, so organizing is a way I can regain some control over  (read more …)