Exciting new products from Amy Howard at Home!

I am so excited to be heading to Tennessee, during the first week of February, to take another 2 day class, hosted by Amy Howard herself! Twenty-four of us will be learning about all of the new products, Amy blogged about last week, (below). See what’s coming to The Treasured Home, in 2015! Happy painting!,…

Our First Christmas, on Hurricane Bay

As they say, Home is where the heart is. This was our first Christmas, celebrated in the home we’re restoring on Lake Tahoe. If you’re looking for beautifully finished rooms, this is not the place! Not one room is finished, but we relished the chance to spend time with our son and daughter. We sat…

Diary of a Thrift Store Bed (Or, How to paint a piece of furniture)

Last Week: while meeting with Town & Country flooring, in Truckee, to order flooring for the Tahoe house, we sought out a couple of thrift stores. You can’t make a trip anywhere, without doing this, can you? The first stop was disappointing, but the Hospice Thrift Store, in Truckee, had a pine bed, for $28,…

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.…

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…

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, from the 1800’s, was painted in two of my favorite…

Amy Howard’s One-Step Over Fabric

Easy Upholstery Update

Gold Leaf Projects

Gold leaf

A glowing testimonial, for MMS Milk Paint!

Greetings, dear friends!, Yes, I’ve been Missing-In-Action, but never gone forever! In case you’ve had a less than wonderful experience, using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, I hope you’ll take a minute to read Cassi’s story! Bless her heart! Hello Barbara, I received my order super fast! Thanks. There is a local retailer in my…

Latest Projects & Finds!

Hello there! Now that I’m back in the “thick of it” at the shop, blogging isn’t nearly as consistent as I ‘d like it to be. There are just not enough hours in a day! And the shop seems to magnify all my ADD tendencies. Talk about distractions! Well, enough about all that! Here’s the…

More News from the Shop!

Hello again!, It’s Friday night and before I lock the door, just a few more things to share! Mr. Wonderful hung my vintage shelf racks. Love that guy! Linstening to Linda Rondstatt on Pandora. Some things just never go out if style! I gave this girl a new lease on life, with MMS Milk Paint…