farm table & hitchcock chairs

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint40 Comments

Another piece is finished and ready to wait in the wings until the Lucketts Spring Market in May!  It seems so close, yet so far… Anyway, the finished piece is this antique farmhouse table… …and, though they are not 100% finished, these antique Hitchcock-style chairs I purchased last fall… For the chairs, I decided to tape off the rushing and just … Read More

Hand Painted Stencils

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Mustard Seed Studio, Running a Business31 Comments

“Where did you get that stencil?” I’ve been asked that question so many times when I share one of my hand painted pieces.  And that has led to people asking if I ever planned to come out with a line of stencils. I have always loved the idea of it, but as someone who works in a freeform way, I had … Read More

step-back cupboard in progress

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers14 Comments

I have learned to trust my gut when I see a piece that is underpriced, underestimated and, perhaps, overlooked by others.  Such was the case with this step-back cupboard. It had, shall we say… issues? It was originally a built-in, so it was missing a back, top and trim, it lost its bottom somewhere along the way and it was … Read More

say “hello” to Outback Petticoat

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint75 Comments

Last year, we retired two colors from the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line, Apron Strings and Dried Lavender.  I’d like to keep our line at 25 colors, so we are replacing them with two new colors.  And one of those colors is launching today – Outback Petticoat. It’s orange, in case that wasn’t apparent. Let me tell you, orange … Read More

baker’s table & hutch top

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers37 Comments

And so it begins…the shopping marathon for the Lucketts Spring Market was officially kicked off with a late-night scouring of craigslist that yielded four pieces already with a few more that we’re scheduled to pick up.  It feels good to have furniture coming into the studio again and to see a queue start to form. Two of the pieces that were … Read More