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

MCM Geometric closeup

(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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MCM Surfboard Table with Milk Paint Finish

mcm surfboard table milk paint old fashioned milk paint pitch black on surfboard table

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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Categories DIY

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!

black and decker power tool review

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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Yardsticks and Milk Paint Nightstand

milk paint and yardsticks

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

tucson sign Junkyardgoddess OFMP Prana

    (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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