It’s been a few weeks since I last updated you on the status of my antique Chippendale settee! I’m happy to report that it’s all finished and looking mighty fine!
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Pairs of matching nightstands are hot commodities in my selling area. Every time I get my hands on a pair, they sell almost immediately! The problem is that finding lovely antique or vintage styles of nightstands is really hard if not impossible. I usually wind up salvaging them by splitting vanities and desks in half! Let’s dive in and see how it’s done.
A few weeks ago, a friend of a regular customer of mine reached out to me to see if I’d be willing to paint a cherry corner cupboard for her. It was well-made and she loved the piece itself, but the current finish on it no longer coordinated with her home decor tastes. Using Marzipan and Schloss by Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, I took this corner cupboard out of the 1990’s and aged it about 100 years!
Bar Keeper’s Friend is an excellent product for cleaning porcelain knobs, or any type of hardware on your furniture projects! Learn how I used it to shine up a set of porcelain knobs on my empire dresser.
Antique empire dresser This weekend, I finished work on my antique empire dresser! The last time I shared my progress on the piece, it looked like this: At this stage, I had sealed it with Hemp Oil by Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Since my last social media posts, I have received a TON of questions about Hemp Oil. This…
The longer I paint furniture, the more I realize how important it is to take basic safety precautions whenever you’re engaging in this type of work. Doing a blog post on safety isn’t the most exciting content to push out into the world, but I think it’s really important because it’s something I engage in every single day.
Work is progressing nicely on my empire dresser! It’s all distressed and looking fabulous and now it’s time to finish it with Hemp Oil. Learn how easy it is to apply!
I’ve always wanted to paint a piece in layers of Flow Blue and Artissimo by Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Finally, the perfect piece has come along that can wear this layered look like a champ!
It’s been some time since I worked on an upholstery project! Today in the workshop, I started the tear down process on an antique Chippendale style settee.
Creating a resist using a Wax Puck is easier than you think! This handy little disc of beeswax is essential for creating a layered look using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Find out how to do it in this post!
Here are some scenes from my current booth set up at Morgantown Market.
We recently bought a Kia Sorento as our new business vehicle. Here’s why we bought it over another pickup truck or a cargo van.