Monday, November 12, 2012

Winter Markets & The Holidays

This weekend we had the pleasure of selling at a local winter market. It was a lot of work but as always   a lot of fun too!. We met new people, made new contacts and ate too many soy and wasabi almonds...insert raw mouths:). We have two more shows this holiday season so we'll definitely be busy. This also means that we'll be posting pics of new furniture and home decor. Let us know if you need anything! Just a few things available at the moment...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Knock Off Mirror

Hello!  I hope you are all doing well!  It has been pretty crazy around here lately!  My husband, Ben, and our son, Ty, got home from church camp last night.  It was Ty's first over night camp!  He had a blast!  There was a Super Hero Theme...

And while they were at camp, Emery and I hung out with my parents.  My mom and I took Emery for her first mani/pedi!  So cute!!  

So today I wanted to show you a mirror that we built.  My mom saw this gorgeous mirror in an antique store in Houston and fell in love with it.

So we decided to try and recreate it.    She needed something fabulous for her dining room and this was it!  But she wanted it to be much larger.  So we got a piece of plywood at Home Depot and had it cut to size.  

Then painted it in this fabulous corally red color and then a second coat of Paris Gray.  Once this was dry, we stenciled an all over pattern in a soft cream color.

Then we began sanding the whole thing!  I wanted a lot of the red to come through and the cream stencil to fade away some with a distressed look.  

The next step was to wax the whole board with light and lots of dark wax.  Then came the trim.

Here is a close up of the background and the trim.   The last step was to add the mirror to the board.  My mom already had this beautiful mirror.  It was perfect for this.  So we attached it to the board using picture hangers.  So easy!
Here is the finished product!

 It turned out soooo great!  It looks beautiful in her dining room!  This was a super fun project!  And I love how it turned out!

I am linking up to....
French Country Cottage
Restore Interiors
Primitive and Proper
Domestically Speaking
The Dedicated House

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Pretty Dresser Make-Over

Hey Guys!!  I wanted to show you a pretty dresser make over that we recently completed.  We found this old dresser at one of our favorite junk spots.  It needed A LOT of work!  This picture doesn't show the sides where the veneer was pretty much trashed.

Ben worked his magic on it and fixed it all up.  Then he painted it with a color that he created that is close to Annie Sloan's Chateau Gray.  Then painted over that with Paris Gray.  He added lots of texture to the front of the drawers to make it look older and then distressed and waxed it.  I love how the light greenish color comes through the gray.  He did a great job!!  It looks so cool!!!

This one is still available.  Look under the Available Furniture Tab for pricing.

And don't forget that we are taking pre-orders for Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.  If you would like to be put on the list, just email me at  We can ship it to you!!  You won't pay until it is shipped or picked up.  Have a great week!

We are linking up to....
Domestically Speaking
Restore Interiors
French Country Cottage

Friday, July 13, 2012

Repurposed Table Top

Hello!  Today I wanted to share one of my favorite projects so far!!!  I have always wanted to make one of those huge clock faces that you see in magazines.  Here is one from Pottery Barn...

I wanted mine to be BIG!  So I started thinking about what I could use.  We have a big pile of old barn wood out in our backyard, so I started thinking about putting pieces together, but I couldn't find enough pieces that would work.  So I scratched that idea.  Then my wonderful Mother and I were on one of our junking trips and we found an old table top for FREE!! It was just leaning up against a building with no legs.  Perfect!!  So I took it home and got started.

I started by taking off all the brackets on the back of the table top so that it was flat.  Then I painted it with a flat gray paint.

Then I covered the whole thing with a crackle finish and left it outside on the covered patio.  When I went out to check on it a couple of hours later, I was so surprised at the finish.  It had been raining, so it was SUPER humid outside.  It didn't crackle like I thought it would.  It left a very unique dimpled sort of finish.  But I LOVED it!  It was perfect!  So then I sort of dry brushed the whole thing with white paint to bring out those dimples.  Next, I used an overhead projector to blow up the clock face on to the table top.  This was NOT easy, but it worked.  I painted the clock face on and then heavily waxed it with light and dark wax.  The last step was to added a couple old metal pieces that I had in my stash.

I LOVE how it turned out!!!! It is currently available for sale.

I LOVE clock faces!  I am dying to make a few more out of different materials!  Have you made any?  Let me see them!!  Have a good one!

Oh - and don't forget that we will be selling Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.  Right now the plan is for it to launch some time in August.  We are taking pre-orders now!

I linked up to the following....

Miss Mustard Seed
French Country Cottage
The Dedicated House
Primitive and Proper
Restore Interiors
Savvy Southern Style
Domestically Speaking

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Few Recent Pieces and An Exciting Announcement!

Hey Guys!  I know it has been FOREVER since I posted anything!  We have been soooo busy!  I figured I would just show you some of our most recent pieces.  So here ya go....

And now for the exciting news.... We will be selling Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint!!!  Yea!!!!  We are so excited!  We don't have an exact date for the launch, but it will probably be in late July or early August!!  More info coming!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Booth and a Pretty Dresser

Hey Guys.  I told you that I would post pictures of our booth for you to see.  So here ya go...

We truly feel that God led us to that specific booth and he has been blessing it from the beginning!  God is so good!!

I also wanted to show you another piece that we completed.  It was a great dresser/buffet from the beginning, but it needed a new life.  It had great acents!!  I, of course, forgot to take a Before picture.  But here is the finished product...

 It's a mixture of Duck Egg and Chateau Grey with Old White accents.  I love how the Chateau Grey makes it appear a little dingy and old.

This one sold pretty quickly!  Once again, God is good!!  I hope you all have a great weekend!!

I'm linking up to...
Finding Fabulous
French Country Cottage
The Charm of Home
My Romantic Home