A Milk Paint Give Away at The Rustic Pig May 13, 2013

I sit here, talking to you, working on my second “fun size” pack of gummy bears. I purchased this packaging, thinking that it would minimize my gummy bear consumption. Fat chance!

I just have more wrappers to deal with. Think of the land fill issues, Barbara! For heavens sake!

Where was I? Oh yes, speaking of pigs, I’m sponsoring a milk paint/wax brush giveaway, over at The Rustic Pig! Claire, the darling face behind the blog, is a furniture painting mad woman!

So, if you didn’t think your Mother’s Day gifts quite hit the mark, go get yourself some paint love, over at Claire’s!

And if you gave up on winning anything, a long time ago, like I have, just order what you want and the shipping’s on me!

In other big news around The Treasured Home, furniture is flying out the door! In the first six months of business, I had to get down on one knee and plead for mercy. Now, it’s like….better! Thank you dear guardian angel!

In preparation for the big whoop-d-doo, Thursday night, (Meet the Artists) in case you’ve been asleep at the wheel, I’ve been sprucing the place up a bit! Mr. Wonderful installed a curtain rod for me today, so I could add a bit more softness to all the hard edges in the shop space.



More painters drop cloth beauty, just like the original drapes I hung to cover up my little work shop mess.

Of course a day without furniture painting, is like a day without sunshine, so I gave this old chair some two-tone love. I think she’d be real sweet with this handsome new (old) spindly desk!



Well, I guess that’s all for now. Remember to reserve your spot for Wednesday’s Free 1- Hour Paint Workshop!

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  1. june on May 14, 2013 at 1:48 am

    looove the blue milk paint….have not heard of milk paint before here in the uk….but the desk on rusty pig looks great…have a project in mind if I can get hold of some….

  2. kelly arent (copper roof interiors) on May 14, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Stopping on over from The Rustic Pig. I L-O-V-E Lucketts Green….hmmm….maybe then Trycycle…..then maybe…..flow blue…..I guess I love them all. AND I love your site…..happy to be here.

  3. Linda@Coastal Charm on May 14, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Thanks so much for the giveaway…been thinking about trying Lucketts Green or maybe Flow Blue. Congrats on all the business that you are having.


  4. Karena on May 14, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Thank you so much Barbara, off to your giveaway!
    Art by Karena

  5. SusieQ on May 14, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Mr wonderful does good work. The new drapery looks great. Glad business is going smoothly. Hope your back is better. Of to the giveaway.

    • Barbara Bussey on May 14, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Don’t know what I’d do without him! Thanks for saying hi!

  6. SusieQ on May 14, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Oh, forgot to mention MMS color – flow blue or — hmmm, her wonderful grey would be great too

  7. Lisa R. on May 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I think I’d want to try Luckett’s green. We are moving to the Bay Area in July, and I’ve got a chest of drawers I’d like to reinvent 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win!!!!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Luckett’s green is a wonderful shade of green! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Reeves @ The Weathered Door on May 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I would have to choose Flow Blue… such a great color!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Okey-doke. I’ll cross my fingers for you! Chances are better than winning the lottery, at least!

  9. Maggie on May 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I’d love to try the new mms paint color named after her cow picture. Sorry cant remember the name.

    • Barbara Bussey on May 14, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      I don’t think that color’s available yet. What is that cow’s name? Eulalie, or something like it. That dear cow has been in more photographs than any cow I know! 🙂

  10. cindy the cottage chick on May 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Oh how I’ve loved my visit here from the Rustic Pig! What a great vibe you have here 🙂 Stuck your feed in my bloglovin’! I love MMS milk paint, have used Kitchen Scale so far. Just a wonderful look for antiques! Looking forward to reading more here on your blog. I became a sister too 🙂

  11. anna adams on May 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I love the look of the milk paint

  12. Beth Warner on May 14, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I love your website and my favorite color is Linen….love it!

  13. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on May 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I knew your furniture will be flying out the door!!…you do such a great job giving those pieces renewed life!!! Will hop over to Claire’s…

    • Barbara Bussey on May 16, 2013 at 8:09 am

      Thanks, Shirley! I can always count on you for words of support! Have a great day! 🙂

  14. Debbie on May 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    This would be a great way to get started. I’ve been wanting to try this paint for a long time. What a great giv-a-way

    • Barbara Bussey on May 16, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by and best of luck!

  15. Lori on May 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Oh boy! I have just tried MMSMP for the first time on a project my daughter asked me to do for her. I LOVE this paint, and can’t wait to try it again. I really want to try the Mustard Yellow, so I guess that would be my pick if I won the giveaway!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 16, 2013 at 8:07 am

      That’s a great color, too! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

  16. Bliss on May 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I’m gonna gloat in this comment….. I won, I’m thrilled, and thank you….. I will try to do the paint proud!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      So glad this will go to a good home! Congratulations!

  17. ColinRios on June 24, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Milk paint on rustic furniture is really nice idea to give new look to old furniture. Painted Chair looks really awesome.

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