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Let’s Talk About Paint…and More!

Greetings, from our home away from home! Not for long though.  I head back in the morning.      I feel slightly guilty, having been away from the shop for a week!  Well, maybe more than slightly! The Catholic-guilt/workaholic in me, is the little “twerp”, sitting on my left shoulder and the sweet little fairy,…

Paint Therapy Thursdays!

Greetings, Paint Lovers!, If you’ve taken a furniture painting class, at The Treasured Home, but would like the support and camaraderie of painting in our studio, it’s yours to enjoy, each Thursday, starting August 14th! Use our paint products and get support, when you need it, all for $25/hour, with a one hour minimum. We’re…

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…

Chalk Painted Buffet Gets Glazed

Hello, dear friend!, You may recall that a few weeks ago,a customer at the shop was downsizing. She brought a wonderful buffet to the shop, and it has slowly made a change for the better! Here she is after just a quick topcoat, to test a color. The rest of her is wearing a blond…

Free Milk Paint Samples: New Colors!

Hear ye, year ye! The new Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Colors, have arrived at The Treasured Home! The next 25 orders received will receive a FREE sample of one of the three new MMS colors, along with Free shipping on orders over $25.00!

We Have A Winner!

Martha, we have a winner! Thanks to all my local lovelies, who were able to stop by and enjoy the paint party! We were all running around like mad women and I completely forgot to take pictures! Linda, from Lodi, won the 3rd Place Prize, of 1 can of furniture paint, a can of wax,…

New Life for an Antique Bed

One of my dear customers, bought this bed and dresser, at the shop, for her daughter, before I could paint it. This was one of our most challenging projects. These pieces had been neglected for some time. Mr. Wonderful worked his magic on the bed and Patti and I took it from there. This filler…

How to Paint an Aged Finish

Happy Mother’s Day dear lovelies!, It’s actually the day before Mother’s Day, as I write yet another spell-binding post, chronicling the life of a scavenger/furniture painter. My back’s on ice and I’m pretending my diet Pepsi is a Mai Tai. Not easy. Several months ago, in fact, before Christmas, someone brought two table bases to…

Free Shipping on MMS Milk Paint, Extended One Day!

Welcome to the first day, of a new year! If you’re like me, you have plenty of projects to keep you busy, well into 2014! I see lots of furniture painting in my future! I didn’t even need to go see my psychic, to figure that out! I’ve extended my free shipping promotion, on Miss…

Skirted Vintage Furniture

While visiting Aunt Jewell and family, in St. Charles, Illinois, we stopped in a favorite shop, in Geneva. It’s called Artemisia, and they have a wonderful mix of products, both old and new. I noticed two pieces of furniture, dressers actually, with ticking and burlap skirts. I don’t know how practical they are, but they…

Getting Fancy(er) with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Hello there darlings!, You’d think I was on the payroll at Annie Sloan, considering all the posts I’ve made on the product! Sadly, that’s not the case! It is so darn much fun though, to take something that was in really sad shape and turn it into something I’d enjoy in our own home! This…