Monday, March 31, 2014

Using CeCe Caldwell's Chalk and Clay Paints with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paints

I used CeCe Caldwell's Sedona Red for my base coat on this bar stool and for my top coat, I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Mustard Yellow. 
Why would you use chalk and clay paint with milk paint? The chalk and clay paint is a great primer and base coat for almost any project and the milk paint adheres wonderfully to this paint. 
The chalk and clay gave me the texture that I was looking for and I love the color of the Mustard Seed Yellow. 
I added water to the Sedona Red and covered the stool well with this color. After letting it dry, I then mixed the Mustard Seed Yellow and covered the stool with this. I wanted a smooth finish so I used a sanding block and then finished the stool with hemp oil and furniture wax by Miss Mustard Seed. 
I buffed it with a soft tshirt and brush and it was just that easy! 
We love selling this paint and sharing what can be done with it. Stop by if you have time and let us show you how these great products are used and the endless possibilities. You will soon love it too! We also have a great 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Taking a Road Trip to Henderson Texas to Stock Paint

I am taking a break from painting today! This is one of our satellite stores in Henderson, Texas. If you ever want to take a road trip to a neat place, well Henderson is the place. We stock our CeCe Caldwell's Paint and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint here. Kelly B's is on the corner and it's an old department store that is three stories but The owner,Kelly, only uses two of the floors to display beautiful antiques, clothes, shoes, food,and vintage finds.
You will enjoy looking through the many booths that vendors work very hard to bring in their best finds and goods. Kelly's outgoing and bursting with energy personality immediately draws you to her. She works hard to keep the store fresh and full of goods. She and her workers run a top of the line antique mall in Henderson. You won't meet a group more helpful and warm than these girls!
While you are there be sure and take time to try some of the eating establishments. Our favorite is right across the street from Kelly B's - The Nook. We love their soup and sandwiches. 
If you take that trip to Henderson you won't be sorry! Happy trails!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Why Yes You Can Paint a Suitcase and Jewelry Box with Our Paints!

My last post was about a question that I get asked all the time, "What can I paint with this paint?"  Today, I'm showing you a few things that I have painted with the CeCe Caldwell's Chalk and Clay paints. I love to stencil so I have added a few stencil's to my two projects. I also love birds, nests, bird cages and little eggs. So on the jewelry box I stenciled birds and a little bird cage. When I first started this business I brought my love of birds into the decoration of my antique booths. The owner has always made fun of me and my birds. She can't understand why people buy those little birds that I sell in my booth! I've been decorating with birds, eggs, and cages for years in my own home and I think that people relate. 
Back to my painting - If you remember from my previous post the jewelry box had a rather nasty stain on the lid. The paint covered this stain and you can't see it anymore! That is one of the many things that I love about the paint, it covers up a multitude of sins! I used CeCe Caldwell's new color, Minnesota Lady Slipper Pink, which is a very rich beautiful pink. 
I painted two coats on these pieces and then finished them with Satin Finish. Satin Finish is CeCe Caldwell's all natural liquid finish that is easy to apply. I plan to add a few ribbons and lace to my suitcase handle to give it a little shabby touch. What else can you paint with this paint? Well come back in a few days and I will show you what else you can paint. Remember you can basically paint ANYTHING! What do you think so far? If you are close to our stores stop in and buy a sample to try or go to the website and we will ship to your front door! 

After using CeCe Caldwell's Minnesota Lady Slipper Pink




Monday, March 17, 2014

What Can I Paint with CeCe Caldwell's Chalk and Clay Paints?

The title to this post is a question that I get asked quite often. The answer, almost everything! Can I paint metal? Can I paint a table top that is Formica? Can I paint without stripping it first? The answer to all of the above is YES you can!! Isn't that exciting that you can buy a can of paint and basically start painting? Honestly, to me, it's the best invention since sliced bread. Most people really cannot believe it when I tell them how easy it is to use this product. I am going to show you a few things that I have painted with this wonder paint and you can see for yourself just how great it is! Here are my before pictures of a vintage jewelry box that had a few ugly spots on the lid. My other before picture is an old suitcase that needed a little face lift. I will be back in a few days to show you the transformation of these two. I used the new pink by CeCe Caldwell's and it's gorgeous! If you would like to purchase some of this amazing paint just log on to our website: or if you are in Jasper stop by our store on 403 College Street. We are also located in Livingston at the Consignor Mall, in Woodville at Loretta's Too, Junktique in Jasper, Kelly B's in Henderson and once a month in Canton in Pavilion 4000 booth 4268/69. 

A thin coat of CeCe paint

Friday, March 14, 2014

Oak Buffet Make Over

I have finished the oak buffet! This is one of my favorite painted pieces that I have completed. The buffet has beautiful twisted legs and lovely wooden beadwork on the drawers. I painted the base in Tricycle Red by Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and the top with Curio also by Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. I then rubbed hemp oil by MMSMP on the entire buffet. I love the way the hemp oil can be worked into the painted wood. It gives a rich deep hue to a finished piece of furniture. I replaced the hardware with some mercury glass knobs from Hobby Lobby. If you would like to read the steps on how to paint with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, go to my previous posts about this project. If you have any questions please go to our website: We are fully stocked with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and finishes. You will love this wonderful paint!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Miss Mustard Seed Buffet Make Over

I've been a little under the weather recently so I have not been painting. But today I felt like painting on the buffet and I really like how it is coming along. I painted my first coat of Miss Mustard Seed's tricycle red about a week ago so it's had a long time to dry. It really doesn't take that long for the milk paint to dry but since I wasn't feeling good it was left to cure. Milk paint dries really fast and you can finish a project in just a couple of days.
 I was pleasantly surprised that I had some bubbling and chippy spots on the drawers and a little on the body of the buffet. If you get this result with the Milk Paint it's unpredictable but I love this about the paint. If you do not want the chippy look simply add bonding agent to the paint. I took a sanding block and sanded off the bubbles and painted a second coat of milk paint. After about 30 minutes the second coat was dry and I sanded once more and added my finish.
 I chose Hemp Oil to finish this piece and I applied it with a brush. The brush I used is by Chalk Pro and it has a flat end that makes applying the oil very easy. After I applied the Hemp Oil thoroughly I waited for it dry and soak into the wood. All I have left to do is the top of the buffet before it's ready to sell.
I had previously sanded the top and it was ready for the Curio Milk Paint that can be used like a stain. I mixed two scoops of Curio with 2 scoops of warm water and applied my first coat to the top of the buffet. I mixed it fairly thick so I think one coat is all that I am going to put on this one. When this dries I will also apply Hemp Oil. Here are a few pictures of the buffet before the Hemp Oil. I will post pictures of the finished buffet soon. If you need supplies for any of your projects whether it be Milk Paint, Chalk and Clay Paint, Finishes, Brushes, or Sanding Blocks check out our website and we will ship to you:

After using a sanding block 

The chippy bubbles that appeared after the first coat of paint.