Featured Blogger: Stacey at Embracing Change June 30, 2015


If you are a lover of all things milk paint, or even curious about it, you’ll be in good company, with Stacey at Embracing Change!  She was featured on Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint blog this week.  I think she could paint circles around me!

Stacey lives in Pennsylvania, where to her husband’s dismay, she has a garage full of beautiful pieces, ready for her artistic touch. (That’s another thing we have in common!)

“Perfectly imperfect”, is what Stacey strives for.  She loves the chippy, aged patina, that only milk paint can provide.  Drum roll, please!  Here’s Stacey’s beautiful dresser, transformed in Mustard Seed Yellow:


Mustard Seed Yellow Dresser

by Stacey at Embracing Change

I wanted to shake it up a little…you know…do something different.
Simply because different is good.
It’s true.
I enjoy painting in neutrals – white, black, grey….those colors are always popular.
But I wanted to do something different.


I found the perfect candidate!
An adorable dresser – she was just the right size and shape for my new adventure.
Love her cute little legs, too.
So off we went!

I had been considering painting a dresser in yellow for a few weeks and I hemmed and hawed about it.
I guess my fear is that yellow is such a distinct color that is wouldn’t sell.
Deciding on my vision for a piece is always a process – there is a fine balance between creativity and painting what will sell.
Sometimes I shoot to sell fast and at other times, I want to throw caution to the wind and see how it goes and not let concern over selling a piece dampen my creative spirit.
The struggle is real.

I decided to go with my gut and paint her yellow.
I was feeling RISKY.
I chose to paint her in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Mustard Seed Yellow.
It took a few coats to really get the paint to fully cover and begin to look more of a rich yellow.
I was a little nervous when I was working on it as I knew what I wanted. Fortunately she came around…especially after I sealed her in Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil.
How you finish a piece is so very important.

I think she finished well :)

yellow dresser 1 - ECyellow dresser 2 - nest yellow dresser 4 - ECyellow dresser 5 - ecyellow dresser 6 - ec

I love her new look!
How perfect is she is yellow??
She is available for sale for $225  if you are local to my neck of the woods :)


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  1. shirley@housepitalitydesigns on July 2, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Beautiful…I love the color!!…

    • Barbara Bussey on July 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

      Hi Shirley, I hope you had a wonderful anniversary celebration. Can’t believe you’ve known your guy since grade school! Awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wendy on July 2, 2015 at 8:20 am

    It’s beautiful, I love mustard yellow!! Did u paint the drawers a different color than the rest of the dresser?? They look different.
    Thanx so much….Wendy

    • Barbara Bussey on July 8, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Hi Wendy, I think that the lighting may have had a bit to do with what you’re seeing. It could also be that the pigments weren’t as thoroughly mixed throughout the project. Milk paint needs to be mixed frequently, while painting. It’s still so pretty!

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