Old Trunk Gets a New Life

I love an old trunk don’t you? I imagine the story behind it, where has it been, what journeys has it been on? I loved this trunk when I found it. It was in excellent shape inside and out but it was asking for a fresh new update. I have the hardest time picking colours. […]

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Re-Loved Hutch in Schloss

We love doing before/afters. This sweet little hutch was a solid wood maple hutch I’ve had for a few months. It was sweet and a great size, but somewhat dated to me.   I decided to take the doors off and make it an open self and re-love the doors into hanging welcome signs. I […]

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Budget Friendly Bathroom Update

I’ll be honest. We started this quick and easy reno months ago. MONTHS ago. We pick away at things when we have time.  It didn’t really take any time at all, but just to get to it seemed to take us awhile. It’s how we roll. As many of you know we have been slowly […]

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Fat Painted Vintage Stool

I am a paint nerd. It’s true. I still get giddy when I add paint to items and they morph into something completely different. I recently picked up this little metal stool. Solid but dated. Sometimes even paint nerds get annoyed painting large pieces. True story, and I had just completed several large pieces and […]

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Paint Changes Everything – Updating our House

Veering off a little from furniture painting and sharing a little bit of what we have been up to in our DIY world at home. We never have time to work on the house now. This serial DIY’er has been itching to get work done around here. We have been slowly turning our big ole’ […]

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Painting Leather with Fat Paint

Only crazy people do crazy things a week before Christmas right? Painting leather? Sure. Why not!   We decided to paint our kitchen you can read about that here and while we were at it, I decided to paint the leather bench we had in the kitchen too. Right before Christmas. Crazy right? (no, I […]

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Tricycle Milk Painted Painted Dresser

I have always wanted to paint a dresser with Miss Mustard Seed’s Tricycle Milk Paint. When I found this sweet solid wood dresser I knew what colour it was going to be. I was inspired by this dresser by Miss Mustard Seed. I didn’t have a beautiful Empire dresser,  I did have a sweet simple […]

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Red Painted Stools

Its so funny what a little paint can do isn’t it? I have had these cute perfect little stools for some time now, they have survived 2 moves and a kitchen reno, they are comfy and the perfect height. But they were a bit blah don’t you think? They were “bugging” me (almost as much […]

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Oak Filing Cabinet Makeover

I know, I know, I know! How could you paint an old oak filing cabinet? I know! When this piece was in the shop I had several people give me the stink eye when they heard I was painting this oak filing cabinet. Let me start by saying it was in need of a little […]

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Re-Loving Treasures with Hemp Oil

Many of you know how much I love Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and all the accompanying products , one of my favourites is Hemp Oil! It’s such a wonderful product. Solvent free and all natural. We use it daily here at the shop. It is wonderful as a top coat over Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, but […]

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