Archive for July 2012
Just In Case…
I know it’s been a little quiet, here at the Treasured Home. But, just in case you’re wondering what’s been going on here, I wanted to share our upcoming spread,…Read More
The Gift of Lake Tahoe (Thanks Mom & Dad)
Forty-two years ago, my Mom and Dad found their second home at Lake Tahoe. Back in 1970, you could buy a lake view home, for “peanuts”, by today’s standards. While…Read More
Love This Color!! (Miss Mustard Seed’s Shutter Grey)
I found this beautiful antique dresser on Craig’s List. I removed the mirror and drawers, but you can see the gorgeous lines of the piece. I’ve been looking for just…Read More
Hot Mess At Home (Installing Hardwood Floors Upstairs)
Most of us have heard the term “hot mess”. At first I thought it referred to a pile of you-know-what at a dairy farm, but according to the Urban Dictionary,…Read More
Skirted Vintage Furniture
While visiting Aunt Jewell and family, in St. Charles, Illinois, we stopped in a favorite shop, in Geneva. It’s called Artemisia, and they have a wonderful mix of products, both…Read More
Experimenting with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint
Hello Dear Blog Sisters , Thanks so much for all of your wonderful support, of The Blog Sister project! I was thrilled! If you didn’t get there yesterday, check out…Read More
Retail Therapy ( on 4th Street, in Berkeley)
Every now and then, one has to put the paint brush down and have some fun! So, I tagged along with my dear friend, Joaquin, to the big city! On…Read More
Painting Furniture with Latex (Sprayer vs. Roller)
Greetings, Blog Sister!, Since I am painting a fair amount of furniture these days, it was time to do a latex paint-off! Sprayer vs. Roller. Well you all saw last…Read More
Lots of Good News!
Happy beginning of a new week, to you! We’ve all heard about being open to opportunities, to “open doors” that lead to new adventure. I feel like I am at…Read More
Spray Painting Like the Pro’s, Part Two!
How much thriftier than free can you possibly get? True confessions time. I picked a table out of the garbage dumpster once, when we had our San Francisco condo. One…Read More
Spray Painting Like the Pros!
Months ago, I went to an estate sale at a beautiful home in Sierra Oaks, one of Sacramento’s nicer neighborhoods. I found a number of things to buy, including two…Read More