Milk Painted Ikea Stool in MMS Tricycle Red

September 23rd, 2014

*Paint for this post is provided by Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. All opinions and projects are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.



Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Artissimo

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Tricycle

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Grain Sack

Milk Paint Mixer

Furniture Wax

Wax Brush

Paint Brush

Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask

Cricut Explore

220 Grit Sand Paper

I painted furniture!!! I know probably every DIY blogger you follow paints like it’s going out of style, but painting is definitely not my thing. I like quick projects that yield instant gratification. Luckily I have Mr. Project to do all the heavy lifting and painting.

So lets start at the beginning. I’ve been wanting to buy these BEKVAM stools from ikea for my boys’ bathroom. But I wanted them painted red… I don’t paint, so I asked Mr. Project how I should go about painting. After zoning out during one of his many speeches about the properties of paint and wood, and probably sanding. I kind of just gave up.


Fast forward to when I attended SNAP blogging conference this past spring. I attended the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint class and got my paint on. It wasn’t so bad this painting thing, and I was really intrigued by how the paint worked. It is a lot like tempura paint.


So I decided to just go for it and see what happened. One of my favorite parts about MMS paint is that the colors are divine. I already knew I wanted red, and this “Tricycle” red does not disappoint. The pigments in milk paint are pretty amazing.  Read the rest of this entry »

DIY fall decor – Hydrangea topiary and Fall Glitter Letters

September 15th, 2014


For the Michaels Makers challenge this month, we were asked to create fall decor using the gorgeous Fall Market products.


 I created 3 DIY projects to complete my buffet-scape and embellished them with additional Fall Market items such as pumpkins and burlap ribbon. The decoupage pumpkins I created a few years ago.


For my first project, I created this topiary using some fall burlap hydrangea flower stems and an existing topiary on clearance. See my full hydrangea topiary tutorial post for details.

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Year of Change – September Challenge

September 8th, 2014

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I was beyond thrilled when my friend Amy from Commna My House asked me to be part of her Year of Change challenge this month.

Each month, she and 3 incredible bloggers (Suburban BitchesLife on Virginia Street and Rosa Beltran Designs) have a challenge centered around home decor and they all are getting it done in style!


This month’s challenge is DIY artwork! So yay for dusting off the paint brushes out and getting down with our artistic selves.

For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to create an abstract painting like this:

Or this:


But I might just chicken out and do something more basic like this ombre art:


This blocked color canvas with gold is really great and pretty simple as well.


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So many fun ideas out there, I better start getting creative over here! I’m also excited to see what the other ladies create as well!

Check back on Sept. 26th to see all our beautiful projects!