• Metal Milk Painted Cart in Pink

    Milk paint has this wonderful ability to keep you humble… Just when you think you have it mastered, it will jump out and do precisely the opposite of what you expect! The good news is that whatever happens, the colors are delicious. I’ve long wanted to experiment with Old Fashioned Milk Paint on metal and
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  • MCM Geometric Dresser

    (I received products from Old Fashioned Milk Paint in exchange for this post. All opinions are mine. I am super proud to be an Official Blogger and Retailer of OFMP. Feel free to ask me questions about painting your own MCM Geometric dresser or working with OFMP) Sometimes you just don’t know what you are
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  • Are feeling frustrated too?

    So last weekend I was feeling frustrated. I share a lot of information and ideas. I support people, even competitors. Being a counselor was my second career option and sometimes it feels like being a designer is just that. A therapist.  I help you figure out what is missing and guide you through the frustrating
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  • Using Untinted Milk Paint Base

    I am an official Old Fashioned Milk Paint Brand Blogger and an authorized retailer of their products. Although I do sometimes receive product in exchange for posts, this time I used mostly products I paid for. I carry untinted milk paint base in my Tucson, AZ shop, Riveted. Old Fashioned Milk Paint is one of
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  • MCM Surfboard Table with Milk Paint Finish

    So this wasn’t supposed to be a blog post project. I didn’t take a lot of process photos. Maybe it is Mercury in Retrograde’s fault but this table has been A Learning Experience. So I decided to share what I have learned.  (This post contains affiliate links and I used some products for which I was
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  • The argument for an Eclectic Style

    I just picked up a book by Stacy London, The Truth About Style. Stacy is a fashion stylist and TV personality. I was an avid watcher of her What Not To Wear show, and have always loved fashion. Stacy is known for pushing people to dress the body you HAVE and express your individuality. She
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  • Painted Kilim Table

      I found this little side table recently. Way more traditional that my usual look, but it has a very handhewn quality and the wood is pretty so I got it anyway. I wanted to take away some of the traditional feel, while still revealing some of the wood tones.  The top is formed out
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  • Power Tools!

    A quick post this week to share some of my favorite power tools with you. I bought mine…and like them, you might too. Both are Black and Decker brand with the lithium battery, which is key. This kind of battery holds a charge for a long time. I do lots of different kinds of projects,
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  • Campaign Furniture

    When I oohhed and ahhhed over a friend’s new campaign dresser and she responded with a big fat question mark, I figured maybe I need to point out more cool stuff here.  I guess I forget not everyone devours design magazines and catalogs like I do! Look for hot links to products I like to
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