Blog Posts - Furniture Makeovers



a grain bin turned coffee table

When I shared the industrial-style coffee table a few months ago, some of you called it.  It just didn’t work with my style.  While I like the table a lot and it was very functional, it was too large for the space and the longer I lived with...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Dec 8, 2016

my new creative workspace

Yesterday, I was a determined woman.  Despite the gloomy weather, I was in the mood to organize, purge, and get my creative space put together. We have organized and cleaned out the studio here and there, but we haven’t picked through each bi...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Dec 7, 2016

there is a time & place for spray paint

I am just going to admit it.  I am a bit of a paint snob.  That is probably not a huge surprise to anyone, since I am an unabashed paint enthusiast and, therefore, I am a bit picky about my paints. That being said, even though milk paint has my hea...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Nov 30, 2016

Turquoise Campaign Dresser

My 12 year old daughter started middle school this year, she is growing up fast! She requested a few changes to her room so I’m in the process of updating a few decorative accents like her curtains and bedding. The main switcheroo was replacing her...
by Centsational Girl on Aug 29, 2016

Blue Butler Tray

Recently I was invited by Ave Home to create something wonderful with one of their many chic raw wood products they sell on their site. A tray with a brass stand stood out as a stylish piece that I could use for storage or entertainment, so I decide...
by Centsational Girl on Jul 15, 2016

DIY Wood + White Console

Two weeks ago I decided to upgrade the media console in the house in Las Vegas, I wanted something exactly four feet wide, wood and white, with a clean modern look. After looking around at IKEA I decided to piece together some of their products to cr...
by Centsational Girl on Jun 30, 2016

The Boy’s New Bed

Boys are so funny. When you ask them if they want to change anything in their room (decoratively speaking) they look at you with a frown and say “Why?” At least mine did. He is ten years old and several years ago I took the time to add new paint,...
by Centsational Girl on Jun 27, 2016

Farmhouse Totes – Farmhouse Friday

If I asked you to name one piece of decor in your home that not only looks great, but is functional as well, what would your answer be?  #1 on my list has to be totes. They are hard-working and can be used in any room in the house, from the bathroom...
by Knick of Time on Jun 17, 2016

Happily Ever After Mini Dresser Makeover + New Quilt Block Stencil

I think all the best stories start with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after, and I have a good one for you! First, let’s meet the damsel in distress… I found this small dresser at a thrift store with a...
by Knick of Time on Jun 12, 2016

Oak Side Table Makeover with Black Chalk Paint Wax

As promised, I painted something for you guys.  I loved Annie’s green piece we featured last week, but I wanted to try the new waxes out for myself so I could give you a few tips and my own thoughts. This little side table was the perfect test...
by Perfectly Imperfect on Jun 6, 2016

10 Pink DIY Furniture Makeovers For Girlish Spaces

I’m pink obsessed! It’s the color of little princesses, dreams and cotton candy! Pink is the most girlish color ever, with all its shades, and I’m sure that every girl can find a shade or two for herself. Just reminding – one of them is P...

Ave Home: Colette Desk

Hello friends! Today I’m featuring a furniture shop that allows us DIYers and designers to personalize raw furniture with our own finishes. I was introduced to Ave Home and their collection of raw furniture and was excited to see their f...
by Centsational Girl on May 16, 2016

Rustic And Vintage-Inspired DIY Stepladder Nightstand

A ladder can become a very functional piece! It’s perfect as a nightstand because you can store a lot of things, so let’s make one. Select boards for shelves, wall supports, and something to connect the ladder to the wall. Lean the full ladder ag...

milk-painted wash stand

I was done buying furniture, but my friend Traer offered this old wash stand to me at such a great price that I couldn’t refuse.  It’s sort of like fitting in dessert after a big dinner.  It’s just a little piece of furniture, so...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 29, 2016

the antique display case makeover

A large part of finding “good stuff” at antique stores and junk shops, is taking the time to really look through each booth and, in some cases, to dig around.  I know when I hit antique stores that I will usually end up needing a good h...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 28, 2016

cleaning cart turned garden cart

Before I get into today’s post, I am so excited to share that I will be a speaker at The Sage Farm Antiques Autumn Spectacular in Rochester, New Hampshire, October 7-9, 2016. You can get more details on the Sage Farm Antiques event’s page...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 22, 2016

the garde manger (aka pie safe)

When it comes to paint, sometimes I just can’t help myself.  Something comes into my possession and I just know it will look better painted.  I think it’s partly because I’m a paint enthusiast, but partly because the designer in...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 18, 2016

“lebensmittel” & the man-made shelf

I find my furniture-loving eye lately enjoying more primitive and humble pieces than I did even just a year ago.  There was a time that anything curvy and flouncy stopped me in my tracks, but now I love more simple lines and looks that are a bit mor...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 17, 2016

grain sack dresser

Again!  I don’t have a before picture for this piece.  I am sure now that I took before pictures of a few pieces and then deleted them in my enthusiasm to keep my camera card uncluttered.  That’s what I get for trying to be organized!
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 13, 2016

the boxwood dresser

There’s been a lot of white going on in the Mustard Seed Studio these days.  But, I think you do need some color to balance out whites, so I’m adding in some greens and blues in small doses. I decided to do one dresser in a bold green &#...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 12, 2016


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