Author Archives: VintageHipDecor

How cute are these antique roll top desk sets? We often see them for sale at vintage and antique markets in our area. Its kinda rare to find them with their original chair still included. They are often made of solid oak wood and come in various sizes – from toddler size up to adult size.  The kids […]

It is easier than you might think to refinish a dining room table! Maybe I just think so, because we had the opportunity to practice on many table sets in the past. Since early 2012, we have been refinishing vintage furniture with specialty paint and painting techniques. I wish I had the before pictures of […]

It is fall again and we are getting excited about the upcoming holiday season. In less than two months it will be that wonderful time of the year when family and friends gathering around our Thanksgiving tables. Now is the time to think about getting that dining room ready for the occasion… We offer custom […]

Here are the before and after pictures of two vintage end tables we refinished this week. They are versatile side tables that can be used as nightstands in a guestroom or elsewhere. Made of Mahogany wood, but a bit outdated with old fashioned leather tops. The finish on them were scratched and a little worn, so […]

Did you know that we have various unpainted furniture pieces in our inventory. Don’t see what you are looking for? Let us know and if we don’t currently have it, we will do our best to find it for you. We also paint pieces that you already have. Let us transform blah, brown furniture into […]

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – the very first kind of furniture paint we started using on our furniture projects from early 2012. We have great respect for this paint line although we are not able to stock it at this time because of territory constraints. Both Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and some of Miss Mustard […]

This past summer we were privileged to find and do some “picking” at a historical homestead and barn in our area of Sussex County, New Jersey. It is known as the Connor-VanHorn Homestead and is an Early American structure constructed in the period of the American Revolution – Circa 1780. It is located at the […]

I’ve received a lot of questions about how I finished this particular piece of furniture by decoupaging images onto the drawers. Here are some before and after pictures and a step by step explanation of how I did it. Firstly, I have to say that I was inspired to do it when I saw Annie […]

Do you know how easy it is to remove old paint from furniture hardware? I’m not a big fan of painting over furniture hardware in the first place. Sometimes we get pieces of furniture where the hardware has been painted with latex paint and I don’t think it is very attractive.  The hardware is the […]

After returning from our MMSMP Retailers Training Classes, we were so excited to present our first ever,  Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint workshop. First things first though. We had to plan and rearrange our studio to make room for a workshop space.  Karla did what she does best and immediately came up with a vision […]

During February of 2014,  we traveled all the way to Madison, WI, from Newton, NJ, to attend the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailers workshops. Yep, a 1,799 mile round trip, all for the love of MMSMP! On top of the very long road trip, I was extremely sick with laryngitis, sinusitis and bronchitis. Thanks […]