Vintage Home Decor

Furniture Paint Colors

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…

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Accent Chairs

One of our favorite decorating “go-to’s” is using an accent chair to liven up a space. They work great in guest rooms, in an underutilized corner, or together with a floor lamp as a small reading nook. The best thing is that accent chairs work both indoors and outdoors! Since it is the time of…

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Free Spring Printable

We made it! It is finally warming up, and we can come out from our winter hiding spots! To celebrate, we have this lovely free Spring printable for you. Only some assembly required {wink} By that, we mean you only have to print them out, trim them to the size you need, and put them…

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Adding Industrial Style to Your Home Decor

A huge trend in all things home decor over the last couple years has been adding industrial style elements in with the other styles already present. The good news is that is very simple to do! You do not need to fear that your new industrial piece will stick out like a sore thumb because…

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DIY Succulent in a Teacup

Looking for an easy DIY gift for someone special or just to treat yourself? It does not get easier than this cute succulent teacup planter. All you need is: – a sweet teacup {or mug if you’d like} – a succulent plant – a few pebbles or small rocks All you have to do is…

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Vintage Picking at a 1700s Homestead and Barn

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…

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Country Living Fair Rhinebeck NY 2014

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…

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Decoupage Images onto Painted Furniture

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…

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How to remove old paint from Furniture Hardware

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…

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Preparing for our First Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Workshop

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…

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Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, Retailers Training Workshops

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…

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Vintage Buffet, Painted for a Custom Order

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…

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