open concept homes – yay or nay?

I've seen some online polls and design articles written about open concept homes lately.  Are they on the way out?  Are we ready to have more walls and doors in our homes again? I love this...

Selbu mitten knitting tutorial | part two | colorwork

Is anyone knitting selbu mittens along with me?  I spent the weekend working on the mitten I'm filming for the tutorial, which was a nice activity given that I've been ordered to stay off my foot. ...

home library inspiration

As I bought more and more books, Jeff and I smiled and made two references - a cinematic one and a Biblical one (fitting for a pastor.) "We're going to need a bigger boat." and "I just need to build...

Selbu Mitten Knitting Tutorial | Part One

I started making Selbu mittens last year and several people asked if I could make a comprehensive selbu mitten knitting tutorial, so here it is!  It's still in the 90s outside, but if you want to...

five keys to making gray walls work

If I didn't know it before, looking at lots of houses online has confirmed something - gray is the new beige.  The default wall color in this day and age has shifted from beige to gray.  It's the...
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Ornate Mirror Becomes a Chalkboard

Today is a good day for my little blog. First of all, my Desk Make Over was chosen as a favorite at Kimba's DIY Day and my post on Rub On Poly & Glazing Techniques was featured at Funky Junk...

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Foot Stool Revealed!

A few of you have reminded me that you're waiting for the happy union of the footstool and burlap feed sack I introduced last week. Well, here it is! As a reminder, this is how it started out. Not...

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Oldies, But Goodies

Ok, so I've got nothin' for you today. I have a lot of things primed in the spray booth and things that are in the works, so I will have some great after picture for you very soon! Since I didn't...

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Finds & Fabric

This morning I had to deliver furniture to a client and then head over to a mural job. I couldn't stop at any yard sales, so I rubber-necked my way past a whole slew of them. It was just killing me....

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Welcome to the New Blog Design!

We are very excited to welcome you to the newly redesigned Mustard Seed Creations blog!You can now grab my Furniture Feature Fridays button found on the sidebar to link back & share the fun.Also,...

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Rub On Poly & Glazing Technique

I received a lot of questions about some of the finishing details on the table I posted about a couple of days ago. First, I'll introduce all of you to Wipe-On Poly. This product is made by Minwax...

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Bulletin Board Makeover

Here is my Wal-Mart bulletin board that I purchased for my office. I think it was about $7.00. I wanted to make it fit my style and decor better. Just because it's a functional piece doesn't mean it...

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Marian Parsons - Miss Mustard Seed

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decorating, projects, and recipes for Summer

  • mexican lasagna bake aka burrito cake recipe
    I love recipes that are…quick to make, can be made in one pot, are easy to adjust to different food preferences, and are delicious!  Such is the case with this […]
  • the best strawberry rhubarb crisp
    We have an absolutely wonderful next-door neighbor.  She has blown snow out of our driveway when Jeff was unable to, she has saved Calvin’s bike from sitting out on the […]
  • decorating with shells
    As I collected shells at the beach this spring, the question I was asked most often is, “What do you do with them?”  And I get that question!  When we […]
  • Isle of Palms 2022
    I thought I would share a little bit more about our time at Isle of Palms this year.  If you’d like to read about our trip last year and the […]


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