feels like home | giveaway for the furniture artist

by | Oct 1, 2021 | All Things Home | 618 comments

Feels Like Home comes out in just over a week!!  If you’ve been waiting to preorder the book until it’s a little closer to shipping day, well, we’re getting pretty close.  I am so excited to get this book out into the world.

Feels Like Home Book | Miss Mustard Seed | #feelslikehomebook

For Feels Like Home Friday, Melanie from Mango Reclaimed and Mango Paint (she is amazing) and I will be doing a furniture and paint Q&A on Instagram Live at 1:00 EST/noon CST.  (That is Friday, October 1, 2021.)  The Live will be recorded and I’ll link to it when it’s available if you can’t join us.

Melanie Curley | Mango Reclaimed | Miss Mustard seed

As a thank you to all of my readers and followers who have been so supportive of this book project, I am having another giveaway.  This one is for the “furniture artist” and is very near and dear to me since painting and refinishing furniture was the staple of my business for over a decade.  When I started writing Feels Like Home, there was absolutely no doubt that I would dedicate a chapter to furniture.  Furniture dictates so many aspects of a room – the style, the functionality, the focal point.  And it is a great place to add your own custom touch. It could be as simple as changing out the hardware or as involved as reupholstering a sofa.  In the chapter on furniture, I share all about shopping for furniture (new and used), what to look for and what to avoid, all about different kinds of paints and finishes to use, and how to properly prep a piece of furniture.  A lot of ground is covered in this chapter!

milk paint dresser makeover | miss mustard seed

If you feel overwhelmed looking through my furniture posts on this blog (there are over 600), then this chapter is a very condensed version with all of the most important information.  My hope is it will be a great resource and source of inspiration to revisit over and over again.

For the giveaway today, I’ve collected another amazing group of items for the “furniture artist” or aspiring furniture artist.  (And, if you have ever painted or refinished a piece of furniture or wanted to, that’s you!)

The giveaway includes one of my favorite pinafore aprons by Linen Bee in natural linen –

linen bee apron | miss mustard seed

A package of goodies from Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint including two 2 quart bags of Linen, two bottles of Hemp Oil, two aprons, two jars of wax, and two paintbrushes.  You’ll have plenty of product to finish one huge piece or a few smaller pieces and with two brushes and two aprons, you can have a helper!

miss mustard seed's milk paint giveaway | miss mustard seed

A package of goodies from Mango Paint including a quart of Sophia, a 1/2 pint of Melayna, a wax brush, 2″ Ultra Soft paintbrush, 3″ Ultra Soft paintbrush, a jar of natural beeswax, and an apron!

mango paint giveaway | miss mustard seed

Copies of four of my books – Feels Like Home, Look Book One, Look Book Two, and the Home Design Doodle Book.

Feels Like Home Book | Miss Mustard Seed | #feelslikehomebook

A $100 Visa gift card to spend on a piece of furniture to paint or any other materials, tools, or hardware you might need!

milk painted primitive cupboard | miss mustard seed

Such a fun collection of items, right?  It will certainly help you knock out some of your projects!

To enter, just leave a comment here on this blog post letting me know about a furniture project you’re looking forward to working on.  The giveaway will close Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at midnight PST.  So sorry, but this giveaway is only open to readers in the US.

You can preorder Feels Like Home from these retailers…

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Worthy Publishing | Books-a-Million | Indie Bound

And claim your preorder bonuses HERE and find instructions on claiming your preorder bonuses HERE if you need some help.  The preorder bonuses include an original art download, a bonus chapter: Feels Like Home the Renter’s Guide, and five video workshops and enhanced tutorials from the book.  Here’s a little video preview of the bonuses…


  1. Sharon

    Thank you for another generous giveaway and for the upscale title of “furniture artist”. My next project is long overdue. It’s the circa 1960’s Sears maple table that I grew up with and is still faithfully used through six children and 47 years of marriage! Many thanks and congratulations on your new book.

    • Kat Whipple

      I plan on woodworking two Christmas tree stands and a headboard before the end of the year. I started woodworking last summer to make furniture for my husband and I’d first apartment together. Building furniture from scratch was empowering and I’ve been wanting to use a milk paint!

      • Jeannie Fine

        I have wanted to paint a few pieces of furniture but haven’t taken the plunge yet. I enjoy your blogs/post. Congratulations on your book! Love the antique artist items that you have shared and your paintings.

      • Susan Petersen

        I am looking forward to a armoire with a French Painting on the front. I have pictures from high end stores, would love to copy and don’t know where to start? You are so gifted I thought you are the perfect one to ask!❤️

    • Nancy Lambring

      As a collector of early American painted furniture I am hoping to learn some techniques to help me restore the paint or finish where our pets have left their mark over the years. As a recently retired social worker I finally have the time to pursue this interest!

      Thank you for all the inspiration you provide through your blog and tutorials. I can’t wait to receive the book!

  2. Laura

    I have one piece left to paint from a 80’s 3 pc entertainment unit that belonged to my husband’s aunt. The first two pieces we use at our lake cabin. The last piece I plan to use in our sun room for the grandkid’s craft supplies. Congratulations on your new book!

  3. Callista

    As a real estate agent, I am sometimes given wonderful furniture pieces that the sellers do not want. Last week I was gifted a 7 foot long farm table with a reclaimed pine top and huge turned legs. I can’t wait to paint the legs with some chippy milk paint. The hardest part was trying to find someone to move it to my garage. Your website has helped me more times than I can count. Thank you for all your awesome information.

  4. Nicola

    I have some dining room chairs I would like to redo! I am so excited about getting the book, everyone at work is very curious about it!

  5. Adelaide

    Exactly what I need to get started on a few pieces sitting in the basement waiting for some TLC. Perfect motivation to have all the right goodies to start the projects. So excited!

  6. Martha Bradford

    I’m going to give new life to a three season porch over the winter. These are the projects:
    1. Slipcover a daybed and bolsters
    2. Paint three currently mismatched rocking chairs
    3. Purchase and refurbish as needed a case piece for storage.

    Winning this giveaway would be a wonderful kickstart!

  7. Shari L Beck

    I have an antique wardrobe that I haven’t gotten to and would love to be equipped to tackle it!

  8. Terry

    I have loved working on furniture most of my (long) adult life and really thought I knew it all until I met you through your blog and Instagram. You have taught me so much (even though I rarely paint furniture). For years I have avoided a Mission book case I have. The finish is in poor condition and the very dark stain just doesn’t blend with the rest of my furniture. I intend to tackle it this winter (a good season in California that those projects). Cannot wait for your book.

  9. Connie

    I have been painting furniture for about 20 years and Mango Paint is new to me. Ironically, I am currently working on my daughters’ rooms and their names are Sophia and Melana! My next project is a nightstand for Sophia. Wouldn’t it be great if the paint on her new nightstand bore her name? Thank you for this giveaway opportunity, Marian!

  10. Karen

    @missmustardseed thank you for another generous giveaway. I’m overdue to redo a cabinet in my family room. I want to use mms milk paint for character and texture. Best to you as your launch date draws closer.
    Much success on your book as you spread far and wide the love of home and decorating.

  11. Megan Weaver

    Ohhhh an exciting and generous give away!!!
    I’m always painting something. I’m known for always wearing sometime that has paint on it. Haha. So I guess an apron would definitely come in handy!
    My next project is a desk that was in my grandparents house. All the grand kids (my generation) used to leave each other notes in it for whomever came to visit next! I’m happy to have this desk and the memories. It’s a curvy long legged desk with a drawer and is in serious need of a fresh coat of paint. I love the simple details and curves of it.
    Excited to read your new book and fill my head with future projects!!

  12. Jamie

    My kitchen table which I have already painted 4 times!
    What a fabulous give away. 🤞🏻

  13. Tracy L Smith

    I have a not so old dresser that I’m hoping to make look more old with some fun paint techniques. This dresser will house my art supplies.

  14. Tracy

    I would love to redo my kitchen table and chairs. You are so generous with these giveaways😀

  15. Sara

    Thank you so much for the chance to win such an incredible giveaway!😀 My next project is a tiny broken down dresser found for free on the side of the road. Can’t wait to give it some love and see it come to life! So excited for your new book!!! Can’t wait to see it!💗

  16. Becky Peterson

    So inspired, am hoping to paint a contemporary hall tree with MissMustardSeed paint.

  17. Laurie

    I have two projects… One is a 40 inch round unfinished old farmhouse table that is covered with a vinyl tablecloth… The second is to paint my cabinets, a project I have never done before!

  18. Mary Beth Ferrara

    Because of your inspiration I’m getting ready to redo our living room & dining room. Your new book will be super helpful!

  19. Astauffermom

    Oh Marian, I am excited about it all. I am just starting to learn how to bring furniture back to life. My friend and I just took a dream to a reality this year. We started an antique booth in the Branson, Mo area back in late March. We are having just a ball learning and dreaming! You have always been an inspiration to me and through your blog, instagram and now your book ….You are helping me DREAM BIG! Thank you so much!

  20. Lisa

    What an incredible giveaway Marian! I have just finished painting a vintage round farmhouse table and starting to prep an antique buffet. I’m really excited to see what she tells me. I sometimes start with one thing in mind and change direction.

    • Jessica

      Right now I’m working with my 12 year old daughter on sanding and refinishing a small pine flip top desk. Furniture projects are so much work, but so worth it!

  21. Erica Swagler

    Such a wonderful giveaway Marian! All of the painting supplies and my favorite apron from Linenbee. Looking forward to receiving my copy of your book next week!! Eeek!

  22. Stacy Thompson

    I have an early 19th century beadborad closet with baboo rod and wooden wheels i am goinh to paint for my sister’s cottage. I would be delighted to see your books as I have always been inspired by you. I have painted a 19th century buffet and created drop cloth slip covers due to you. I am home right now as I just had surgery to remove my nipple on my breast. Please pray all is well. Thank you for bringing joy to my days.

  23. Kaycee F

    Oh my goodness, your giveaways are so very generous, thank you again for the chance to enter.

    I really enjoyed your IG video showing how your straightened up the wicker trunk, as well as the blog post. You share such valuable tips, along with your beautiful content.

    I would love to transform the Hitchcock side table I recently purchased from a thrift store. I love the Miss Mustardseed paint colors Grainsack and Typewriter.

  24. Kim

    I’m looking for a dining room buffet to paint. I can’t pass up a pretty dish and need the storage!

  25. Suz

    What I really want to fix up is our lovely but blotchy farm table… I’m intimidated though, so what I’d probably start on is a small plain wooden stool we use a lot. I do love furniture makeovers and wish I felt like I was good at them! Thanks for your giveaway; sounds like the perfect confidence jump-starter!

  26. Shonda

    Hi Marian!! Congratulations on your new book! I just love you & everything you do! Your beautiful home is absolute GOALS!!! I am currently redoing my bedroom. After I finish painting the walls I’m gonna paint our bed & dresser. So, that beautiful linen color would be the PERFECT COLOR for them:) fingers & toes crossed lol Good luck to ALL!!! :):):)

  27. Alisa Maricle

    To start small, I’m going to refinish my husband’s childhood rocking chair, circa 1951.

  28. Robin

    What an amazing opportunity and package. I have painted furniture in the past but put it aside for awhile. Would love to have these wonderful supplies to start again. Thank you for the offer.

  29. Phyllis Runyon

    I have friends coming and we’re heading to St. Simons Island, Ga, for a few days. We’re gonna stop in Savannah at an quirky antique store where I hope to find some storage options for my studio. I love your studio and all your storage pieces!

  30. Andrea

    I have so many. A console table, a piano (if I dare), a kitchen cart and others. What a fun giveaway.

  31. Roberta

    Wow! Such an awesome giveaway! I just picked up a cherry entrance table (Bombay piece) that I’m using as a sewing table in my studio. I want to paint it black to go with my studio furniture.

  32. Ronda

    My daughter over filled her bathtub which ran through the ceiling into the living room downstairs 🤦🏻‍♀️, since we have lots of fixing’ to do anyway I am looking forward to updating some furniture pieces in my living room!

  33. Lynn

    Another great giveaway to inspire us. I’m refreshing an old table that has a great top but the base and legs need paint to update it. I’m inspired to go with green like in your kitchen!

  34. Nicole Culbertson

    I am excited to start on a tall dresser I recently found at an estate sale down the road from my house! It is a very beautiful and solid piece with ornate legs and the most beautiful tear drop pulls I have ever seen on a dresser. Leaving the top and the legs a natural wood tone and the body in typewriter. I plan to try and mimic the hemp oil/wet sand look I have been seeing on the MMS insta! I also just want to say milk paint was an absolute game changer for me and the esthetic I was looking to achieve when I paint vintage pieces, it really is the most authentic “worn” look out there 💛

  35. Daniela

    This is the first time I decided to participate in one of your giveaways and I’m excited about it!! I love having projects at home. I’ve been looking to renew the furniture in the guest room. 🙂

  36. Lorrie

    Such a fun giveaway! My next painting project is an antique dresser that’s been loved too much (or maybe not enough?) and needs a paint job to be beautiful again.

  37. Liz Marquardo

    Hi Marian!

    I’m a relatively new reader to your blog (and mostly Instagram) and I’m really enjoying your ideas, inspiration and encouragement! I would like to replace the dresser in my daughter’s room with something similar size but thrifted. I think it would be fun if it ended up being a painting project. I’m also repurposing some of our old kitchen cabinets in our laundry area and would like to paint them. Thank you again for sharing your creativity with us!

  38. Frances

    Hi there, wonderful that you are doing a giveaway! I am painting in a 24’ travel trailer I have remodeled inside – I lack a great desk/art table with character that is also lightweight I can incorporate into my redesign. Many thanks!

  39. Stephanie Little

    What a fantastic giveaway! I will be helping my daughter paint chairs for her 1st apartment! So bittersweet!

  40. Kelly W.

    It’s almost time! I have been waiting patiently for the new book and I can’t wait to dig in.

    I have a tabletop hutch I want to paint and add to my coffee bar for more storage. I hope to tackle that soon!

  41. Barbara

    I have a table/desk that needs to be painted. I’m thinking of boxwood or typewriter. I preordered your book ages ago and I can’t wait to get it and read it!

  42. Susan Cook

    My list of furniture painting projects is long, but first on the list is finishing a storage cabinet in my art studio. It holds a lot of my supplies and I’m grateful to have that storage!

  43. Pakster

    I have a narrow nightstand that needs a lot of work but it’s the perfect size. I’m hoping it’ll be my winter project.

  44. Elena Colucci

    Congratulations on your book! I have two chairs belonging to my mom who passed away in 2017 that I would like to paint and an old wooden chair purchases at a flea market that belonged to my dad who passed way in 1987. These items are very special to me and I would love to use all of these lovely gifts to finally do them and enjoy them in our home.

  45. Kerri Bell

    Such a lovely giveaway! We are about to give our kitchen a makeover and I’d love to upcycle an island. These items would really help towards making that a reality!

  46. Claudia

    I am going to attempt a small piece (used to hold the wash bowl & pitcher, can’t remember what they’re called) that was my MIL’s (smells a bit smoky) and an old trunk my friend just gave me. I kinda want to try both milk paint & chalk!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  47. Vicki Senter

    I have a highboy that is begging me to give it a new lease on life. I purchased it several years ago because when I saw the piece it spoke to my heart. I loved it but I knew I needed to make it look more like it belonged to me. It needed to be lighter and less formal looking but I have never gotten up the courage to pull out the paint and make it truly mine. I am impatiently waiting for your new book to be delivered to me so I can pour through it and hopefully take that first step to make my highboy the statement piece I know it has the potential to be. I so enjoy your all your posts. Thank you for being such an inspiration. May God bless you and yours.

  48. Nan Burger

    I’m looking forward to redoing a very highly detailed side table! Lots of scrolls etc.

    Thank you for your generosity!

  49. Jeanie Sears

    I was just recently introduced to missmustardseed.com and I love it! I so look forward to your posts each day! I’m excited to paint a very old piece of furniture that was my Mother in law and Father in laws from around the 1930s. It’s an old corner cabinet that truly needs some TLC. It will be a great fall project.

  50. Mitzi Willis

    This has been a difficult year for me and I am wanting to reboot my passion to paint. I have watched many of your painting videos of furniture and painting on canvas. Your ability to stay focused and complete projects of all kinds is amazing. This is something I am working on daily. Presently, four chairs, needing a new finish are calling my name! Your generous giveaway has stimulated the desire to go forward with renewed attitude. Thanks so much for you just being you!!!

  51. Anna

    Well I am very new to this world, but recently I found you on Instagram and I have been loving your projects. I am looking forward doing my first furniture project! My goal is to repurpose a chair and transform it to a rocking chair. Wish me luck…..

  52. Anna

    I am wondering if Inam allowed to enter several times 😬! Another project that I have is a fireplace in the master bedroom. I hope I win this giveaway

    • Julie

      I have wanted to paint my grandparents dining room set for years, this would be just the thing to finally get me started. They had this set on the farm in the early 1900’s in what is now a suburb of St.Paul

  53. Rebecca

    Just reading everyone’s comments is inspiring! I have a few projects that will need paint. I have several vintage lamps that belonged to my mom that I’m going to update with paint for my daughter’s house. I also have a dresser that’s way overdue for paint. When I bought it in the late 80s at a used furniture store, I meant to paint it. Here I am 34 years later still using it having never gotten around to painting it!

  54. Sue S

    I have a lovely Duncan Phyfe dining table that is in need of a makeover so it can move from the garage into our dining room. These supplies would be an amazing way to get moving on the project!

  55. Robin Edler

    I have an antique Eastlake piece that I’m excited to update. Theses supplies would make that job so much easier & certainly inspire me!! 🖌🎨

  56. Heidi N.

    I have a lovely antique buffet that needs to be spruced up. It will change the whole look when we paint it. Can’t wait! 🌸

  57. Maureen

    I’m looking forward to refinishing a small dresser that belonged to my daughter as a younger child. It’s lime green and fit in her room decor so well. She has outgrown it and her taste has changed, so I’d like to paint it a dark blue gray color!

  58. Sonya

    I have so many furniture pieces that I need to work on. Who ever wins will be getting some amazing prizes.

  59. Molly

    Hi! I’m excited to finally work on the piece I picked up and use as a kitchen island. Thank you for inspiring all of to continue to make our homes beautiful!

  60. Sally Nygren

    Hi Marion,
    I am hoping to start refinishing some old stools I have picked up in the last year. I would like to use them as plant stands in my home. Luv your milk paint!

  61. Deanna

    Hi Marion,

    I have a couple of old wood crates that were in my dads garage I want to preserve. Plus I have a vintage Picnic basket with the wonderful green and navy plaid lining, still in amazing shape but the outside needs a little TLC and Fixin. Little projects but important ones. <3 Thanks for this opportunity.

  62. Linda K Shultz

    Thank you for your generosity with this giveaway! I am redoing our guest room and have a TV cabinet that needs new life. I plan to paint it and attach some transfers so it will coordinate with a dresser that I rescued from the curb and refurbished. This offer would help me a great deal. Thanks again!


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