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A Week at the Studio

Here is what we accomplished in a week at the studio.

Spring has a arrived in Texas making it easier to work outside refinishing and painting furniture. This was the most productive week in a very long time!

We finished this gorgeous buffet the end of last week but put it in the shop on Monday.

A week at the studio

Painted in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint color Schloss, you can read all about it HERE

The Little Antique Dresser has been in the studio for a long time because it needed to be totally re-made but we finished her up this week and she is in our booth at Farmhouse in Waxahachie, Texas.

This piece is painted in Fusion Mineral Paint Ash with a Golden Pine all in one stained top. Both if which can be purchased on this website.

Fun Stuff to Come

This was also a fun week in the studio when I was able to paint these primitive animals in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. We’re working on more for a class.

A week in the studio

We were going to re-finish this table but we didn’t think it was worth the work for the money we would get from it so we just went with the flaws and stenciled the top to make it a little porch table or side table for morning  coffee. I gave the top an extra layer of protection so it could be a plant stand if necessary.

A week in the studio

I found these old windows in really bad shape [which just added to my enthusiasm for purchasing them]. They required lots of safety repairs and a couple of coats of paint and then a sealer. The best part is how awesome the IOD Transfers look on them with a bit of antiquing glaze. This is probably my favorite diy project with the Iron Orchid design Transfers! You can buy the Gypsy Transfer HERE

A week in the studio

We usually work with mostly vintage pieces but we will make exceptions. This week we found this table [Legs and frame] which had once had a glass top. My husband made a wood top out of some pieces of wood we had and we stained it with Homestead House Cappuccino Stain and Finishing Oil– 3 coats. The green color is a bespoke color mix of Fusion Bayberry and Upper Canada Green. You can make a very similar color with one of the Fusion Custom Color Cards #26 found HERE.  I wanted a soft sage green and the color ended up exactly what we wanted. I love the way the green looks with dark Cappuccino top.
A week in the studio

Several signs were painted, a window box made and painted and a wagon for the shop was re-finished. All in all for a week at the studio we were very productive!

Happy Spring


  1. Thank you so much for the information I will keep searching your blog everything looks super. I get IOD transfers here and love them i have used a few am waiting for the redoute rose to come in thanks again AnnieB

  2. Hi with the old window and IOD transfer did you put it on top of the glass if so did you seal it with anything thanks AnnieB

    1. Annie
      I put it on top of the glass and sealed it with MMSMP tough coat [tinted with a little grown paint. I also put a coat of bonding agent [also a Miss Mustard Seed product] on the glass and let it dry overnight before I put the transfer on.[made the glass a bit less slick] I painted the back of the window white with just a paint I had on hand.

      Hope that helps

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