My Second Experience Using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

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Remember this nasty dresser I showed you a few weeks back?   I transformed it into this:   I decided it needed to be stripped before it could be re-painted.  The paint was just too chippy and too far gone.  Yeah, I can't believe it either....there is such a thing as too chippy!  It was also filthy and just wouldn't … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Art in the “Hallway of Doors”

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There's a lot of exciting developments going on here at the bungalow, most too premature to share, unfortunately.  Suffice it to say that I'm excited and BUSY and the blog will suffer for it. In spite of the busy-ness, I've managed to begin...and I do mean begin...not finish....several projects around the house. One such project is … [Read more...]

Junk Drunk With Friends

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While Mr. Wonderful has been gallivanting around the Country on his book tour, I've been shopping like a mad woman.  Rough life, I know. First it was the Barn sale the weekend before last and then I helped my friend, Donna, clean out her shed chock-full of vintage goodness and then there were two, yes TWO estate sales in a nearby town that had … [Read more...]

The Vintage Red Bird Cage and Friends Who Like to Spend Your Money

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Never go shopping with a friend who enjoys helping you spend your money.  It's extremely dangerous for your wallet. You know the kind of friend I'm talking about.  The one who sees everything YOU need to buy and gets absolutely giddy about what they found for YOU. And you feed off her giddiness like a school girl with a crush. And … [Read more...]

Aren’t you done, yet?

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A little sneak peek of what's going down in the guest bedroom.  Hey, get your mind outta the gutter!  We're talking painting, sanding and of course,  more mess making. I've had this Eastlake bed forevah.  I've grown tired of it, but instead of selling it, I decided to paint it and use it in this room.   Um...that rope is … [Read more...]