Category: My Handmade Home

Chippy furniture finish with milk paint

Curb Giveaway Week is one of my favourite weeks of the year, and last month I managed to get two gorgeous old chairs (and a really cool table that will make an appearance in this column soon, I’m sure). Some people would have left…

How to layer Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint for an aged effect

Remember these yellow stools in our kitchen? They lasted exactly six months before I was itching to redo them. I love yellow — really love it — but over time it felt like it was getting brighter and bolder. I could barely appreciate the…

DIY “fake” nightstand: How to trick your eye with a faked matching set-up

From a distance, you’d think we had two identical nightstands to go along with our two identical lamps. NOPE! We have a sneaky secret.