Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dresser Painted With Miss Mustard Seed Dried Lavender Milk Paint

A couple of months ago I painted a dresser with Miss Mustard Seed Dried Lavender Milk Paint. I turned out beautifully. 

BUT - it was a huge challenge. Nothing worked like it was supposed to.

I loved that color. 

It sold really quickly.

I missed that Dried Lavender dresser.

So I decided to paint another one.

If you're looking for a before picture, well, I don't have one. 

But you've seen this dresser hundreds of times before.

It probably had a mirror at one time.

The finishing lacquer was bubbled like alligator skin all over so I thought that would look great with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

I also thought that the lacquer finish would resist the milk paint and give me some amazing chippy goodness.

It did not.

Not. One. Chip. Anywhere.

I had to be very careful not to sand it too much, so it wouldn't be polka dotted. 

Because that wasn't the plan.

To have a polka dot dresser. 

I think my favorite part is the top.

I stripped and sanded it to fresh wood. Then I applied 2 coats of Liberon Black Bison Paste Wax, in Walnut.  The stain in the wax stains the wood beautifully and Liberon waxes have the most beautiful soft luster to them.

Pretty, huh?


Dried Lavender is the most gorgeous color.

Oh, and I used hemp oil over the paint. Then I waxed every inch with Miss Mustard Seed Antiquing Wax.

The drawers are lined with vintage wall paper.

It looks beautiful with the top and the Dried Lavender.

I think everyone needs a little Dried Lavender in their life.

And if you want, you can buy this dresser at Vera's Daughter Home.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Lemon Bread

Happy day everyone!

I'm becoming a lemon lover in my old age. So when I saw this recipe for Glazed Light Lemon Bread on Mom on Time Out, I couldn't wait to make it.

I served it for dessert last Saturday night. But the next time I make it will be for breakfast or brunch. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cleaning With A Steamer

I'm not a cleaner.

I mean - I clean - but probably not as often or as happily as a lot of people.  

I hear that there are people who get some sort of satisfaction from cleaning. 

Knowing that it is done.

Knowing that things are tidy. 

Knowing that things are organized.

That would NOT be me.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pruning Hydrangeas

Hi there!

I've been a little sad about my hydrangeas.

Glowing Embers Hydrangea - early fall

Friday, July 18, 2014

28 Things - Including Haven

1. I wasn't planning on going to Haven this year.

2. But then I won a ticket! Thank you Bliss-n-Tell! Thank you so much!

3. The first thing I learned was that I MISS CREPE MYRTLE!

Monday, July 7, 2014

How To Build A Glass Globe Totem

In July of 2012 I built these two glass totems.

They became pretty popular on Pinterest and Hometalk and have generated a LOT of questions over the last two years. 

I've been promising inquiring minds that I would add a new post with enhanced directions.

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Summer Mantle Straight From The Beach

For years - and I mean YEARS - I've wanted to do a summer mantle that was all about the beach.

Then two summers ago, as I was reading one of my favorite blogs, I saw these beautiful beach pictures.

I loved one of these beachy picture so much that I flashed Karah an email and said "I'm going to steal" "can I use your picture?" and she wrote back and said "sure!"

I was going to use her picture on my mantle.

Now you guys know that sometimes I let ideas brew in my head for a loooooooonnnnng time. 

Sometimes to the point of fermentation.

Fortunately, fermented ideas don't smell as bad as fermented food.


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