This past Sunday we visited the Country Living Magazine Fair in Rhinebeck, New York. We looove flea markets and fairs, so when we heard that Country Living Magazine {one of our very favorite magazines} was having a fair we knew we definitely wanted to go. We even closed down our store for one day so […]

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 […]

So, as promised, here is the story about the buffet that made the mark for our clients from the city. While the dresser in the previous post, did not cut it for them, we had this beauty in our inventory that we were able to renew to their liking. A gorgeous buffet from around the […]

Towards the end of 2013, we had the privilege of supplying a lovely couple from NYC with a few pieces of painted furniture. They just moved into a gorgeous apartment on the Upper West Side and happen to find our Etsy Shop, when looking for furniture online. Well, after providing them with a changing table […]

I’ve shared about this on our Facebook page before, but allow me to write the full story here about how some of our hand painted, furniture pieces ended up as props for a 2013 movie, called Black Nativity. During the beginning of 2013 we had a sale in our online Etsy Shop for this four […]

We’ve met and posted about our “idol” in the furniture painting business before. It is the lovely and talented Miss Mustard Seed, as she is know in the blog world. She has quite a following online for her creative blog and for the work she has done in the furniture painting business. Her very own […]

Wow! What a wonderful and super busy time we had over the past, almost two years. Our intention was to blog on a regular basis and to tell about our experiences of starting a journey in the painted furniture business. Our apologies, but our good intentions got away from us. We can hardly believe how […]

One of our favorite parts of what we do is staging our newly painted pieces. When we have completed a piece, we always stage it somewhere in our house so that we can take pictures of it for our listings. We feel that staging our pieces makes it easier for customers to envision the pieces in their […]

This is a aesthetic style circa late 1890 up to 1920, Antique Secretary desk, hand made with mixed woods and recently hand painted by Amanda from Vintage Hip Décor. It was painted in Versailles Chalk Paint, a soft delicate lightly yellowed dusky green that is sophisticated and gentle. This is a color which picks up […]