Thursday, November 21, 2013

Miss Mustard Seed Milkpaint 1st Attempt

So I found this piece at a city wide yard sale a couple of towns over. I don't have a before, I have been getting into to much of a hurry for that. This was the first time I have used Miss Mustard Seed Milkpaint. I absolutely loved it. I ordered the retailers kit, because in my future shop I thought I may carry the line. Anyway, I ended up mixing 1 part Grain Sack with 1 part Flow Blue to achieve this color. This is what I got...

This picture shows a little more aqua then it really is. It's kinda a more country blue. Think 80's country blue, but much prettier!

Here is a few more shots:

The color shows best in the third photo. I think this paint rocks, and gives me that chippy look that you really can't get with other paints. I think it looks original, not like I just painted it this week.
So Marian, I give your milkpaint a 10 out of 10!

P.S. I actually think I am going to keep this one, will see!

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Let's call her EMERALD...

Sorry no before, maybe I will find one later!

For sale in my ETSY shop!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Short and Sweet

Like I said the last post.....

Short and Sweet


and AFTER:

Friday, July 12, 2013

I think from now on I will keep these post short and sweet. I am discovering that I like photos way more then writing. Plus the fact of the matter is...I am a terrible speller, not good at grammer, and my punctuation is not correct. Since I was very young I wanted to be a photographer. I really don't want to do that anymore (or right now) but, I do want to take good pictures. I want my furniture to look as good in pictures, as it does in person. From this point forward my focus will be great makeovers and great pictures.

Here is the latest!



Still not happy with the picture quality. If anyone out there is taking pictures of furniture, please drop me some hints on getting good pictures!

She is for sale in my Etsy shop!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Not knowing where to start

It has been so long since I posted I have no idea where to start. I guess I can just simply jump in. I am starting back, because I want to start my business up again. I have taken about 5 months off. So, here we go. . .One of the things I want to work on is my picture quality. I feel like I have read everything on how to improve photos but, I feel like I am in system overload and nothing is sticking. So here is my attempt on improving first picture vs. second below.

Yes the first one I worked on in picmonkey, and the second I did not. To me it still looks like a blurry mess. Maye I should set up a tripod... Anyone got any tips on improving picture quality? In my camera they look great, but once I try to post to blog not so much! Would love to hear other bloggers technique. I hope to have a before and after to post soon, that will mean I am offically back to work. I can't wait!

Update: I went back and shot with tripod. First one no touch ups, second one with touch up. Any better?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Getting Back

I am finally getting back into who I used to be. I pretty much quit doing everything for about four months. Here is a picture to show why. . .

So hopefully more post, and back to putting things in my Etsy shop!
Like this little cutie, I just listed today!

Anyway, we will see I am just glad that I am feeling like working!
Hopefully I will be back to my before and after's soon.
Only problem is I am not finding the furniture like I used too.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Just wanted to post, dropped off the face of the earth, for about 4 months. I will resume soon. What's the old saying . . .Homegrown tomatoes and True Love nothing like em? Well something like that...