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How to Minimize Brush Strokes on your Painted Furniture

"How do I get rid of brush strokes?"   That's one of the most common questions I get from readers and customers! Typically, as long as my finish is smooth, some light brush strokes don't bother me much. But, when the brush strokes are really heavy and thick with...

DIY Interior Window Trim and Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Hi everybody! If you were with me last week you saw my most recent kitchen makeover project, my DIY Open Shelves.     At the end of that post I promised to share the last step in my kitchen makeover, which was installing some Farmhouse Style DIY Window Trim.     None...

DIY Open Shelving plus Kitchen Makeover Update

Well, it’s finally finished! Actually, it’s about 95% finished, but I’m ready to go ahead and call it “done” so I can share some pictures with yall! If you’re wondering, I’m talking about my kitchen. Yes, it’s been 3 years in the works. I tell you, I am just a slow...

Fusion and Milk Paint: What’s the Difference?

Hey Everybody!   Last week I shared with y'all the story of how I came to be a retailer for Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, now as well as Fusion Mineral Paint (missed it? Read that story here). At the end of that post I promised I would break down both paint lines...

5 Tips to Stage Your Flipped Furniture Photos

Today I want to talk a little business with you all, specifically about how to set up and stage attractive, well-thought-out, professional looking photos of your furniture makeovers. Some of you may cringe as I mention photography, thinking "I'm just a painter! It's...

Pine Coffee Table Makeover | Farmhouse Style

I have a fun makeover to share with you all today . . .   Along with a brand new color and new wood technique!     Say hello to this lovely orange pine coffee table I picked up at my local thrift store. This solid wood table is sturdy and the perfect size--nothing...

Peppermint-Cream Cheese Cookies

Growing up, my mom had her collection of Christmas treats she would bake each year--chocolate crackles, peanut brittle, sugar cookies, and my personal favorite, date-nut balls (yes, even as a kid they were my favorite!) Now that I am a mom myself, I have my own list...

Makeover Posts

2 Furniture Makeovers with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

Hey friends! I've been working on a lot of painting projects lately--pieces keep flying out of my shops and so I'm working fast to get new pieces ready! I had the chance last week to quickly stage and photograph two of my more recent pieces and I thought it would be...

5 Perfect Fall Paint Colors for Furniture

What colors do you think of when I say “Fall”?   I bet you’re imagining orange, red, yellow, maybe even some brown or olive green, am I right? There are certain colors that come to mind for each season of the year. So when the temperatures drop and the leaves start...

DIY Interior Window Trim and Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Hi everybody! If you were with me last week you saw my most recent kitchen makeover project, my DIY Open Shelves.     At the end of that post I promised to share the last step in my kitchen makeover, which was installing some Farmhouse Style DIY Window Trim.     None...

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