Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint European Colors & Finishes

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint European colors & finishes - MoraI’m so excited to bring you the next set of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colors!  These are the “European” colors that have been added to the already gorgeous milk paint line.  These colors are a bit softer and muted than some of the original colors.  I just LOVE the way they look together, too!  They are so beautiful!  They really give a soft, relaxed feel to any piece!  Below are all 6 new colors – Arabesque, Bergere, Layla’s Mint, Marzipan, Mora, & Schloss.  Each color is shown finished in white wax, furniture wax,  Read More

Cozy Winter Farmhouse Style

Cozy winter farmhouse kitchenThis post couldn’t have come at a better time.  When I was asked to write about how to add cozy farmhouse style to my house, I was in!  I mean, did you see my Christmas tour?  I’m all about cozy!  After Christmas, though, I was feeling a little bored with my home.  Not like snobby “I’m so bored with all my cool stuff, I’m just gonna go out and buy new stuff”.  More like “I just need to change things up now or I might go crazy looking at the same thing in the same place every  Read More

I Didn’t Know it Was Gonna Feel Like This!

Blue chair at The Found CottageYeah.  I said it!  “Gonna”  And that’s how I talk in real life, so you might as well just know that up front!  Phew!  Now that that’s out of the way… So, this weird thing happened to me.  This weekend, I felt a sense of purpose.  It just came out of nowhere.  I wasn’t expecting it.  It was just suddenly there and it felt so good. Of course, I’ve felt a sense of purpose before.  Being a wife.  Being a friend.  Most of which, being a mom.  That will probably always be my  Read More

Rustic Armoire Makeover

Gorgeous hand painted armoire makeoverCan you believe you’re hearing from me again?  I know.  I took a little break from blogging this winter and I have to say, it was kind of nice!  Yes, I enjoy blogging, but it was nice to just focus on hanging out with my kids and being lazy for a while!  Oh, and painting!  Did I mention I’ve moved my furniture booth to a new shop?  My girl Liz Marie (and some other super talented ladies!) just opened a shop TODAY and I am so honored to be a part of it.  Read More

2015 Christmas Home Tour

The-Golden-Sycamore-fresh-cut-Christmas-trees-signWelcome to my Christmas home tour!  A big thank you to Jennifer Rizzo for hosting the Holiday Housework again this year!  I am so honored to be a part of such an amazing tour with such talented bloggers!  And a big shout out to Joss & Main for sponsoring our tour this year!  I love all the beautiful decor items they provided!  If you’re stopping over from East Coast Creative, welcome!  Monica is super talented and her Christmas decor doesn’t disappoint!  (If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to take a look  Read More

Creating a Cozy Home with Curtains

Christmas dining room and new curtainsOne of the things I like least about our home is that the windows aren’t trimmed out.  There’s only one window in our house that actually has trim around it and we put it there ourselves!  The lack of trim leaves our house feeling a bit cold and boring.  I’ve found through updating each room though, that curtains help a ton!  They not only add personality to the room, but they make it feel so much more cozy and comfortable. See how boring this slider looked before?  We tried giving this wall a little  Read More

Easy Kids’ Chalkboard Wall Art Idea

Kids' bedroom wall art ideaI’ve been working on my youngest daughter’s room little by little.  One thing you can probably tell about me and my decorating “style” is that I’m slow!  Haha!  I promise I mean that in a good way, though.  I just like to take my time, to be honest.  I don’t like rushing a bunch of decorations and “stuff” just to have it done.  That’s not my style.  I have a lot going on.  And frankly, I’d rather let a room evolve over time.  It makes it more meaningful to me! So, now we’re  Read More

Did You Know I’m a Mom?

Boxwood milk paint end tableI’ve had these pictures sitting in an unwritten blog post for days now waiting for me to write something fancy about them.  They wanted their 15 minutes of fame, and frankly, I don’t blame them.  But they’re not getting it today.  Well, they’re here to be seen, but not heard.  Not this time. I usually go through the whole “this is how long this piece has been sitting in my basement and then here’s how it looked before I painted it and here’s what it looks like now” thing with you guys, but I  Read More

Why Do I Keep Selling All My Favorite Furniture Makeovers?!

Trash to treasure repurposed gray dresserSeriously!  Why do I keep doing this?  I find these pieces, fix them up, and then I want to keep them!  I probably just need a bigger house, right?  I mean, I should totally be keeping all of these pieces for myself! Well, since you probably guessed that I didn’t keep this one (it sold at the Painted Farmgirl flea market), I’ll show you why I’m so sad it’s gone! This is how the dresser looked when my hubby and I picked it up off the side of the road.  We were (conveniently)  Read More

A Happy Accident – The Tale of a Closet Door Makeover

Urbane Bronze closet door updateSometimes you paint a room, move the closet door to another room while you paint around it, a dog chases a cat and runs into said closet door, knocks it to the floor, and a project is born!  No?  That’s never happened to you?!  Hmmm…maybe that’s not usually how projects are born!  But it’s exactly how this one started!  One day I decided to paint our daughter’s room.  It was bright gold/yellow (see pic below) from when she was a baby and I just couldn’t handle it anymore.  It was just so blaring-ly  Read More