Stenciling Fabric Drapes

A few years ago, I discovered the versatility of painter’s drop cloths.  They make great slip covers and curtains, just for starters.  When the shop was ready to open, I stitched a taupe velvet, to the bottom of a drop cloth and hung it as a room divider.  Got lots of “oohs and aah’s” on…

Meet Amy Howard, at The Treasured Home!

Since we can’t all go to Memphis, Tennessee, to learn about furniture painting, from Amy Howard, she’s coming to us, in a live streaming video class, on a big screen, at The Treasured Home! I learned so much from Amy, at her studio in Memphis and will be heading back for an advanced finishes retreat,…

What’s New at The Treasured Home…

It seems like I’ve been playing “catch-up” since returning from Round Top, last week!     I couldn’t resist bringing in these fun unisex t-shirts, especially since 10% of the company’s profits are going towards research for Muscular Sclorosis.  They should be for sale in our on-line shop soon!    Did I tell you about…

Travels to Round Top

OK, friends.  I’m back and had the time of my life!    Yes, Round Top draws quite a crowd and I’m so glad we were part of it all!  I had been talking about going to this bi-annual antique shopping extravaganza, for years.  It was about time!      Five of us, (three are shop…

Another Antique Vanity and More News!

Hello Treasured Friends!  In February, we were fortunate to sell a record number of furniture pieces!  We shed a tear or two, as they went to new homes! But, we now have room to display a couple of new pieces, like this beautiful vanity. We gilded the drawer fronts and moldings with silver leaf.  We…

Milk Paint Adventures and Other News

By now, I hope you have all met Jill.  Here she is, working on our latest conquest! This vanity, that could double as a desk, if you like gazing at yourself in the mirror, has been appropriately named, Atlanta. Believe it or not, this is the vanity Mr. Wonderful’s mother, Atlanta, sat at each day.…

Milk Paint Monday

Way back before Christmas, Mr. Wonderful surprised me with this Craig’s list find. How sweet was that? He knows I love curves and turns, and knew I would love this table and 4 chairs! The table even has a leaf! Of all the dining room tables I’ve found, none ever had their leaf(s)! Can you…

News from The Treasured Home

Greetings! I hope you’re doing well, this Wednesday! If you have admired this beautiful, antique beveled mirror, the marble topped console table, or Patti’s two stunning antique chairs, great news! They’ve all had their price tags trimmed substantially! Speaking of Patti, she just joined the ranks of Bionic Women! Today, she had knee replacement surgery…

Before and After, Using Gesso

I was so lucky to get my hands on this table! What a treat! The Furniture Angels are being very kind to me! I knew that this would be the perfect piece to use gesso on. As is usually often the case, I neglected to take a “before” picture of this little treasure. This photo…

At The Treasured Home, This Week…

The world of furniture paint is always changing! New colors come, old or duplicate colors need to go. If you’re looking for a great paint at a terrific price, stop on by! $22/Quart on about 8 discontinued colors! We’ve brought in a really great greeting card line! It’s not raunchy, but just great fun! $2.95…

Meet “Blanche”, Our New Dresser!

Let me make the introductions! This is Blanche. She just completed her make-over, here at The Treasured Home. She’s Southern, as you might expect, with a name like “Blanche”. She talks with a bit of a twang. I’ve always wished I was Southern. Then, I could say things Southern women say, in that Southern way.…