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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

the new old desk

My desk-sitting days pretty much ended when I left the corporate world over 12 years ago.   Since then, I prefer to spread out on the floor or a large table, perch at the kitchen counter, or prop a laptop on my lap while I lounge on the sofa.  I ha...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Nov 29, 2016

drawers galore, a tiny hutch & more

I don’t know about you, but I love things with cubbies and drawers.  I know I’m not the only one who feels that way, because those pieces tend to be pricey when I do find them!  But, when I was out shopping before Thanksgiving, I trippe...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Nov 28, 2016

Woven Rattan Chairs

Oh how I love a fab woven rattan chair. I scored a pair of vintage rattan beauties at a thrift store a year ago (see them here) and to this day they bring me joy. Modern versions come in all styles and price points in rattan, bamboo, or woven wicker.
by Centsational Girl on Jun 16, 2016

Lucketts leftover sale this week

I have received a bunch of e-mails and comments asking about the fate of the leftovers from Lucketts.  As we did last year, we will list them all in the online shop, so readers who aren’t local and have a crack at purchasing some of the pieces...
by Miss Mustard Seed on May 30, 2016

ironstone, a tool tote, bottles & tags

After all of the craziness of Lucketts, I decided to take the week off.  I knew I probably would, so I cleared the calendar.  Sometimes I think I’ll want a break and then I don’t. I feel the momentum and I am raring to go.  This time I...
by Miss Mustard Seed on May 26, 2016

Faceted Favorites

I was placing some flowers from my yard in a new vase on the mantel and by pairing it with the existing mirror I already have, I realized how drawn I am to faceted objects. There is something about the lines in faceted pieces that I love, they’re a...
by Centsational Girl on May 4, 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

the whole house makeover & painted ironstone

When I was out shopping a couple of weeks ago, I came across this sweet little birdhouse… I almost passed it up, because the colors were a little drab, but I decided to give it a chance.  I decided to paint it in MMS Milk Paint Grain Sack with...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 27, 2016

antique haul for the Lucketts Spring Market

One thing that I love about what I do and being “the boss” is that I can (most of the time) chose to do the kind of work that suits my mood on any particular day.  Last Friday, I was in a get-out-of-the-studio mood, so I decided to do s...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 25, 2016

all the pretty things

There have been so many things coming into the studio lately that it’s been impossible for me to photograph each one, so I thought I would go around the “Lucketts staging area” and snap a few pictures. I found this old lineberry car...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 19, 2016

the green double wash basin

I know my fellow antique hunters will understand when I say “you know it when you find it.” I’ve been hunting for a double wash basin for about a year and, while I have found several of them, I never found one that was just right.
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 15, 2016

Favorite Finds No. 84

Click to browse all my other other lists of favorites!   Happy Friday, you guys! Did you have a good week? I got a ton done but feel like the week just flew by before I even knew what was happening! P.S. I have something really big in the works...
by Shrimp Salad Circus on Apr 8, 2016

back at the house & JAK Camera Strap Giveaway

There has been a lot of activity at the studio and things have been pretty quiet at my house.  I did rearrange the family room a few weeks ago, but otherwise, my house is just my house, which is a big change from how it was a couple of years ago. If...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 7, 2016

the zinc-topped table goes home…

I’m starting to wonder what I posted about before I had all of these furniture makeovers… Today, we’ll take a break from the before & afters and I’ll tell a little story about a table with rickety, uneven legs. He had one...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Apr 5, 2016

In My Bag

Hello and welcome to another week! I paid a visit to my brother’s house over the weekend and photographed his kitchen remodel (see the “before” here) and I’m so excited to share the new look, you’ll love all the finishing touches, and you c...
by Centsational Girl on Mar 28, 2016

In My Bag

Hello and welcome to another week! I paid a visit to my brother’s house over the weekend and photographed his kitchen remodel (see the “before” here) and I’m so excited to share the new look, you’ll love all the finishing touches, and you c...
by Centsational Girl on Mar 28, 2016

Shapely Statement Mirrors

I so love a great statement mirror as a decorative choice, especially ones with unique frames. They are focal points in any space, one that draws your eye to that corner of the room and says “look at me!” Just like great art, a mirror is a no fai...
by Centsational Girl on Mar 17, 2016

ironstone brush boxes & grandma Shoemaker’s pitcher

It’s no secret that I love ironstone.  It’s my favorite thing to collect and I am totally honed in on it when I’m out shopping for antiques. I get excited at just about any piece of ironstone, but uncommon pieces especially get my...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Mar 17, 2016

Shapely Statement Mirrors

I so love a great statement mirror as a decorative choice, especially ones with unique frames. They are focal points in any space, one that draws your eye to that corner of the room and says “look at me!” Just like great art, a mirror is a no fai...
by Centsational Girl on Mar 17, 2016


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