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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...

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Which Paint Works Best for Kitchen and Bath Cabinets?

A reader left a comment recently with a great question for me.  She had rightly noticed that for my wall kitchen cabinets I used a Benjamin Moore paint, but for my kitchen island I used Fusion Mineral Paint.   Her question was basically now that I have had experience...

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Mid Century Modern Furniture Makeovers Done Right

It's been a few years now since the popularity of Mid Century Modern furniture pieces began to grow.  I think the trend is probably now here to stay, at least awhile. What used to be more on the fringe of the average decorating style has now become much more...

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Tips for Hand-Painting Designs on Furniture

Let me start out this post by saying very clearly that I am not a great artist. You may think that only someone with great artistic skills could ever hand-paint.  But trust me, that's not true! If you ask me to draw any animal just from my memory, I will put something...

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Funiture Flipping Prep 101: When to Sand Furniture

I used to really dislike sanding. Way back in the day, when my husband and I first started painting furniture using latex and spray paints, sanding was always his job. I despised doing it--something about the gritty dust that gets everywhere and causes a glorious...

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The Two Hardest Colors to Paint Furniture

I love when I get the chance to talk with a paint customer, either in person or over email, who wants to paint a piece of furniture for the first time.  I really do think that anyone, with a little help and practice, can learn how to do this. (do you know about Fusion...

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What’s the Deal with Paste Furniture Wax? — Wax 101

By far the most frequent questions I get from people who are thinking about trying out the new furniture paints (chalk paint, milk paint, plaster paint) are regarding paste furniture wax. They typically go something like this: "Why do I have to use the wax?" "Can I...

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How To | Prepping Dirty Furniture for Chalk Paint

Update April 2015 . . . My tips and opinions in this post ring true for pretty much any furniture project, however I now use Fusion Mineral Paint in replacement of chalk paint (any brand). I have found Fusion to be more affordable and produce more durable results, and...

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How to Refinish a Table Top or Dresser – Part 1

  I love when I get a comment or email from someone asking me for advice on a furniture project. Sharing what I have learned and helping others is why I write this blog, so when a reader seeks out information and asks for my input it makes this all worthwhile. I have...

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Six Things Every Furniture Flipper Needs

My husband jokes with me that I've become quite the handy-woman.     There used to be a lot more things I would ask for his help with, but after flipping furniture for over two years now, I can make my way around our garage pretty well. Friends and family often ask me...

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Do’s and Don’ts – Painting Furniture With Chalk Paint

Update 7-13-15.  As of April 2015 I now use Fusion Mineral Paint in place of chalk paint (all brands). I have found Fusion to be more affordable to to produce more durable results, all without the need to finish with wax.  My suggestions in this post for using chalk...

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Milk Paint vs Chalk Paint, My Take

Update April 2015 . . . My original thoughts and opinions in this post still hold true, however I now use Fusion Mineral Paint in replacement of chalk paint (any brand).    While you're comparing and contrasting, you may also want to read my step-by-step Chalk Paint...

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Videos

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Super Easy Trick to Get a Smooth Finish

How To Hand Paint Simple & Elegant Hand Designs

How to Seal Milk Paint with Hemp Oil

How To Use the Dry Brush Technique

Panting Cabinets – Answers FAQ’s

Using a Roller for a Smooth Finish

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