Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a fantastic Father’s Day ! Our family spent the afternoon in Sonoma, lunching, sight seeing, and wine tasting – it was pure bliss !
Today I have a special guest, one of my new favorite blogs to read each day for inspiration. Some of you may know Marian of Miss Mustard Seed – I discovered her several months ago and I’ve been a loyal reader of her blog ever since.
We have a lot in common – we both adore antiquing, painting, and decorating, and Marian has plenty of experience with refinishing furniture. She followed her passion by establishing her own decorative painting business, and now she blogs all about her projects! Please enjoy this conversation with my delightful friend Marian.
Q: Well hello Miss Marian of Mustard Seed Creations, tell us a little about yourself, why doncha.
First of all, I am a youth pastor’s wife and stay-at-home mom to two toddler boys. I am also the owner and one-woman-show of Mustard Seed Creations, my furniture, antique, and home décor business.
I started a blog at the prompting of my website designer about ten months ago and I have loved every minute of it. I have been a decorating and antique nut for about ten years and this business along with the blog gives me a wonderful outlet.
For a few little known facts…I played Pluto at Disney World, I have a degree in Musical Theatre, I love to bake my own bread, and I can bend my right thumb backwards at a perfect 90 degree angle, which grosses some people out, but it’s a great parlor trick. I also hate coffee, but love doughnuts.
Q: You’ve done some amazing work with paint. Some of my favorites are your grain sack ottoman, bird & branch cabinet & aqua end tables that you unfairly sold to someone else recently. :-)
What are your favorite tools to work with when painting furniture ?
I am very fortunate to do this for a living, so I have awesome toys. My favorite is my Graco 7.0 HVLP paint sprayer. That thing gives me the best finish and saves me so much time.
For decorative painting, one of my favorite tools is my projector. I can take a pattern, sketch, or lettering, put it into the projector and then trace the image onto my wall or piece of furniture. I don’t use it for everything, but it’s a way to get exactly what I want without having to worry about custom stencils or transfer paper. I used it for the lettering on my antique sign made out of a headboard.