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!

Davenport desk, painted in Trophy and Grain Sack

This Davenport desk, from the 1800′s, was painted in two of my favorite Miss Mustard Seed colors…Trophy and Grain Sack.

Step stool, painted in Kitchen Scale

This little step stool, was painted with a sample size batch of Kitchen Scale.

Eulalie's Sky stool, without bonding agent

This is a perfect example of the chippy goodness, you hear people talk about.  This is like Nirvana, for those of us, that love milk paint!  No other paint will give you the authentic aged look, that milk paint can achieve.

This stool was painted with Eulalie’s Sky, without Bonding Agent (primer) added to the paint.

Cabinet door, painted in Trophy

This is an up-close view of a cabinet door, painted in (my favorite color) Trophy.  After two coats of paint had dried, I wet sanded the door, with hemp oil.  (Wet sanding = Apply hemp oil to your painted piece, with an old paint brush. While the oil is still wet, on the piece, sand the oiled surface with fine sand paper.  Wipe off the excess oil and you’ll have a buttery smooth finish!  I added extra depth, applying MMS A Wax.

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Color Pallet.

So, what’s your favorite color?  Feeling lucky?  Just follow our PINTEREST PAGE  and comment HERE.  You could win a quart size bag, of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, in the color of your choice, along with a Milk Paint Mixer, Paint Brush and a bottle of Hemp Oil!  You’ll be set to create your very own Milk Paint Masterpiece! Good luck and happy painting!

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 >>

Pinterest May Giveaway – Follow and Win a Beautiful Cookbook


Have you spent much time on Pinterest? It is a fascinating world of digital eye candy where a person can get lost for hours. Lately I've been adding more to The Treasure Home's Pinterest account and would love if you would follow me on my journey. … ...Continue reading >>