Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone


When it comes to painting furniture, I often find myself, knee-deep, stuck in my comfort zone. . How about you? I play it safe, sticking to the same grays, beiges and aquas. I think I need to choose neutrals that will appeal to the most people. But I have to remind myself about the hot pink desk, that Bob sprayed for me. It was adorable, with a matching chair and fabric. Yes, it sold! This Davenport desk sold quickly, for several reasons. For one, it was such a unique piece of furniture. … ...Continue reading >>

Summer Milk Paint Contest!


Have you been wanting to try Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint? Here's your chance to try it for free! It's easy!  Just head on over to our PINTEREST page and follow along!  For a second chance to win, leave a comment here! This Davenport desk, … ...Continue reading >>

Bergere Chair Make-Over

Bergere chair

Re-upholstering a piece of furniture is something I do with a lot of thought, because it's an expensive process!  I can usually visualize what a certain paint finish will look like, but I'm not always as lucky, when it comes to fabric! This was … ...Continue reading >>

Our Latest Milk Paint Project


When it comes to "chippy" milk paint projects, this Davenport Desk, from the 1800's certainly did what it pleased!  Here's what she looked like before we painted her with MMS Trophy and Grain Sack. We decided to do without the bonding agent … ...Continue reading >>

Saturday’s Chalk Class Includes a Free Lamp Make-Over!


Local thrift store managers are probably scratching their heads, wondering why there's this sudden interest in old brass table lamps!  Well, here's the story...    Last Thursday night, we had our first Introduction to Furniture Painting … ...Continue reading >>

Gifts for Dear Ol’ Dad


Does Dad like to play cards?  How about this vintage (folding) poker table, that we refinished, using gel stain.  We treated the chairs to gel stain as well, along with this fun, manly fabric, for the seat cushions! I don't know about … ...Continue reading >>

New Class , this Thursday


Hello dear ones, We have a class this coming Thursday night (6-9 p.m.)!  Introduction to Furniture Painting, featuring Amy Howard's One-Step Paints.  Instead of working on silly wood moldings, I've stalked the local thrift stores for lamps, like the … ...Continue reading >>

Creating an Aged Finish, using Amy Howard’s One-Step chalk based paint and Toscana Paint Powder


I'm sitting on the plane right now, heading back to Sacramento. I had a great visit, with family in Illinois! A direct flight, with Wifi.... what more could I ask for!? Any-who..... Amy Howard and her team of pro's, are often sharing amazing … ...Continue reading >>

We Were Featured


Greetings! The Treasured Home was featured on Amy Howard's blog (, today!  Once a week, she features one of her many retailers.  Since I'm one of her biggest fans, I was thrilled! Where do you get your creative nudge from?  I … ...Continue reading >>

Latest Milk Paint Projects


Everyone seems to have heard all about chalk (style) paint. But many people who visit the shop, have heard about milk paint, but don't know what makes it unique. Glad you asked! Milk paint is famous for what we call "self distressing". Milk paint, … ...Continue reading >>

This Week at The Treasured Home


Hello there, gorgeous! First of all, I'd like to give a big "thank you" to Michelle Andres, who shared her colorful art with us, at our Spring Party! It was a great evening and I want to thank everyone who joined us and made it a special … ...Continue reading >>