Monday, July 14, 2014

Miss Mustard Seed Artissimo - LOVE

I am just falling more and more in love with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, so I thought I would share some of my recent MMS Milk Paint pieces with the details.

First up is the color Artissimo.  The perfect color for this vanity.  The mirror was missing, but i think the fabric garland made up for it.
MMS Milk Paint in Artissimo with bonding agent & finished with hemp oil.

This sweet pair of end tables wanted to be painted in Kitchen Scale, so I obliged. :) Love how they turned out.
MMS Milm Paint in Kitchen Scale with bonding agent and finished with hemp oil.

This collection was painted in Trophy.  Trophy is literally the PERFECT shade of gray!  Love it!

Annnddddd...I just love this pretty little lady finished in MMS Milk Paint in Typewriter!
finished with bonding agent and hemp oil...of course! 

Now, go get some Miss Mustard Seed and get painting!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


 Want to know how far one bag of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint will go?  All these pieces were painted with one bag of Trophy and I still have about 1/4 of the bag left. (ironstone was used for the stripes)

The products used - Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Trophy and Ironstone, Bonding Agent & Hemp Oil to finish. 

All these pieces are listed on the facebook page for sale with dimensions and prices.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Black Buffet

Beautiful black buffet.  Would also be great as an TV console.  Tons of great storage and has a completely refinished wood top. This one is extra long at 76"!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gray Dresser

This pretty lady sold before I could list it, but I thought I would share some pictures anyway.  
She was painted with Behr in the color Mined Coal and  mixed with Blue Minerals Paint Powder.
Don't forget...there is still time to order your Blue Minerals and use this 20% off coupon!

Friday, March 14, 2014

French. Curvy. Gray

Stunning French style dresser painted in dark gray (Americana Decor Chalky Finish - Relic) with beautiful brass and glass knobs.  Perfect for a dresser, buffet or media console.

32.5" tall x 18" deep x 54" long
visit the facebook page to purchase -

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chippy Love

Check out this stunning, gray, CHIPPY armoire with chalkboard insert doors!  
I am in LOVE!

Painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Trophy

40" wide x 67" tall x 18" deep
(baskets and accessories not included)
Check out the facebook page to purchase.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Make new wood look old

This is going to be a pretty long post with tons of pictures, so settle in and get comfy!  This is a tutorial on making "pallet" signs and making new wood look old.  I think you might be surprised at the supplies I use for this one...or you might just think I am crazy.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Image Transfer Medium

I am so excited to share this fun new product and super easy project with you.  Americana Decor Image Transfer Medium allows you to transfer laser printed photos or images onto wood, glass, fabric and more!  It is a super simple process and can become a little addicting.  I was literally looking all over my house to see what else I could transform with this stuff. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wood Signs

These beautiful wood signs are being listed on the Facebook page today.  Head on over and check them out!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Blue Minerals Chalk Paint Powder

I came across Blue Minerals Chalk Powder a few months ago and was excited to give it a try.  Blue Minerals is a NATURAL paint additive designed to transform any latex or acrylic paint into an extremely porous, chalk style paint.  

The thing that I was most excited about is that you can choose ANY COLOR and ANY BRAND of paint to mix this powder with.  Honestly, I was somewhat skeptical.  I have tried various home made chalk paint recipes in the past and have found them to be very gritty and not very effective, but this product is completely different and really surprised me.  I LOVED it and loved the unlimited color options it opened up for me.

Be sure to scroll all the way down for a special discount code just for you!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sewing Table

So, I kind of have a sight obsession with old sewing machine tables.  They can be transformed into so many different things, or look great just as a side table.

This one is painted in an emerald green color and the top has been completely refinished.  The table opens up and has a small storage compartment.  Perfect for a vanity or desk.

32" tall x 28" wide x 18" deep
chair not included

Anchor Chalkboard

 Emerald chalkboard with a unique chevron wood grain accent.  Chalk image is not permanent and can be erased to create your own design. 

50" x 20"

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DIY Chalkboard Art

**Disclaimer** - I certainly do not consider myself to be an expert in the area of chalk art.  My chalk skills are definitely at the beginner level and I am not sure I should even be venturing into this area of a tutorial, but since so many of you have asked for you go. :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Gray Desk & Chair Set

Desk and chair set painted in dark gray with white acrylic knobs.
30" high x 38.5" long x 17" deep

$130 **SOLD**
message on FB or email to purchase.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Black Buffet Dresser

Stunning Black Buffet or Dresser.  Perfect for a dining buffet, TV console or just a fabulous dresser.  Painted in a true black.  The top has been completely refinished, stained and sealed.  

56" x 31" x 18"
$200 **SOLD**
email or send a FB message to purchase

Monday, January 27, 2014

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

I am so excited to share a new paint line with you today!  I am also going to include a step by step tutorial on how I painted the Sweet Coral Dipped Chest with these fun paint products.

The new Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint is currently available online at Home Depot and will be coming to the stores soon. You can have it shipped straight to your front door, or have it delivered to your local Home Depot and pick it up to avoid shipping charges! 
Be sure to visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more information.

Friday, January 24, 2014

So Sweet - Coral Dipped Chest

This chest of drawers is about the sweetest thing I have ever seen!  If I had a little girl, this one would be staying with me. :)  This beautiful antique piece has so many stunning details.  I painted it gray with some distressed white accents and a pop or coral on those curvy legs.  Has all the original brass hardware in tact, which is very rare and it sits on original wood casters.

51" tall x 32" wide x 16.5" deep
message me or email to purchase

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DIY Circle Banner

Who is ready for SPRING? Me...I AM!  This little project is so fun and easy and is the perfect little touch of happy spring colors.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monogrammed Wood Sign

  These beautiful, custom, solid wood, monogrammed signs are for sale now in 2 sizes.  There is a limited quantity available and we are offering these for a limited time, so grab yours fast! :)
These signs are custom painted in a gray and white color scheme.  They are solid wood and framed out in stained wood trim.

 Please see the end of this post for information on ordering your sign.
(So sorry, local pick up only.  We do not offer shipping a this time)

Monday, January 13, 2014

DIY University - Pleated Book Page Wreath

Welcome to our first online class for our DIY University!  I know this is not a painted furniture feature (hope you are not disappointed), but I thought I would start with a CHEAP & SIMPLE project that anyone can do.  Lets get started!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Coming Soon

First up, let me clarify that the title "Funky Junk DIY University" is meant to be slightly funny and a little sarcastic.  I dont want anyone to think I take myself that seriously. :)  

I have had so many emails, comments and requests for tips and tricks on painting furniture and making various projects.  I have been hesitant in the past to share the details because I did not consider myself an expert and certainly do not always do things the way they are "supposed" to be done...but it is the way that works for me.   As I was thinking about changes I could make in 2014, I decided that featuring some DIY tutorials might be fun for all of us.  When you see the behind the scenes details of some of my projects, it might be clear how funny the "DIY University" title really is. But I also hope it will provide some inspiration for you.

I hope to do a FUNKY JUNK DIY UNIVERSITY post once a week.  These posts will feature new products and paint lines, tutorials (like how to paint a herringbone dresser or how to make a PARTAY TABLE !) and lots of tips and tricks!

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