• Yardsticks and Milk Paint Nightstand

    More experiments with Old Fashioned Milk Paint! *this post is a sponsored post since I received goods from Old Fashioned Milk Paint to complete my project. Opinions and experience are all mine.*   Found this really well made little nightstand by Drexel. (Their pieces are worth picking up when you find them) Even though this
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  • Milk Paint Sign

        (The honest opinions and thoughts below are all mine even though I received compensation in the form of free paint and supplies.  True, I got lots of cool swag but I can’t be bought off quite that easily! I would like to think I can’t be bought at all. If you insist, you
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  • Milk Painted Trunk

    I’ve never tried Milk Paint before! When my friend Michelle from The Junkyard Goddess offered to send out some samples I jumped at the chance. Milk Paint is all natural and non-toxic. Made from lime, casein (milk protein), calcium carbonate (chalk), and earth pigments. The colors are intermixable and arrive in a powder form. I
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  • painting with chalk paint

    Refinish thrift store treasures with plaster paint *update 2015: I now prefer adding calcium carbonate to plaster of paris. approx 2 T mixed with water till smooth per every cup of paint. I sell bags at new shop Riveted. New post coming soon) Though not new, this technique is currently sweeping the internet. Popping up
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  • August Obsession

    I am falling down in the blogging department! But I have a good excuse! This week I took possession of a vintage travel trailer to make into a a mobile boutique.   Have you seen them? Not too many in Tucson yet, but in other (dare I say, cooler) towns they are pretty common at
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  • I am a stalker

    but not in a bad way…really! I am very good at Google-ing and may have missed my calling as an international spy.   I am usually in the know about what is what online. My latest favorite blog somehow missed my radar until now, but she is really a Big Deal. Like Better Homes &
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  • July Obsession

    Recently my favorite fabric store acted like it was going out of business. Panic induced shopping spree ensued! The good news is, the store is just moving. The even better news is that I stocked up on some of my favorites, yard dyed stripes. Can’t tell you when this obsession began, I seem to have
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  • Pinterest Inspiration Embroidery Hoop Edition

    Asked by the producers of Tucson Morning Blend to recreate some Pinterest projects, I jumped right in. I had been collecting embroidery hoops for *something* for quite some time, so off to the internet for inspiration! First up I found this cute mobile made as a photo display piece. The original poster used wire to
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  • Kitchen Design

    I am currently working with fabulous client and friend M.K. to update her kitchen. In a definitely Santa Fe style home, we don’t want to deviate too far stylistically, while still freshening it up. Major goal is to add more counter space and tons of cabinets. While the standard rustic hickory cabinets and muted granite counters she
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