This Week, at The Treasured Home August 30, 2013

Hello friends!,

It’s been a week that just flew by! I’ll be working at the shop Saturday and Sunday, and Patti held down the fort today, so I could go treasure hunting!

Mr. Wonderful and I had a fun date tonight. Dinner and a show! I love a good movie and this is one you should see!

Great “brush up” on civil rights history. Oprah has a lead part and does an excellent job in her role. I was only 9 or 10 when “rules” were being questioned. I’m reminded that every generation has its challenges! See the movie, if you can!
Monday, I had some girlfriends over for lunch. I enjoy setting a pretty table, bring out the linen and crystal.



It was great to catch up with everyone! I love my shop, but miss friend-time! With my new hours, starting Sunday, I’ll be open Thursday through Sunday, and will have more friend time!

Sunday, I took a really boring wall (above) and lined the wall with vintage fabric scraps and burlap. It gives me a bit more wall space and turned out great, thanks to my staple gun!


Tuesday, I transformed a vintage ladder back chair, with help from Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint!, in Typewriter!

One coat (no bonding agent and no distressing!) later, I added hemp oil and voila! New chair!

I may do things a little/lot fast and yesterday served up a perfect example!
As I said on Facebook, “elas” must be French for Sale!, going through Sunday, with additional mark-downs! Even paint and painting supplies are 10% off! On-line paint customers always get free shipping!

As always, thanks so much, for being here!

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  1. Donnamae on August 31, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Hi! I’m really glad you are going to take some time for yourself! I love what you did with that chair…I’m a sucker for a rush chair! Enjoy your weekend! 😉

    • Barbara Bussey on August 31, 2013 at 6:51 am

      Thanks, princess! I hope it’s busy at the shop. Wish I could “zap” you on over!

  2. Dee on August 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Love the chair, actually love it all. May I ask what the color/finish was on the chair? I can’t tell by my monitor, is a little of the orginal peeking through on the chair? And have you tried the hemp oil on the ligher paint colors, eithe MMS milkpaint or AS chalk paint?

    • Barbara Bussey on August 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Dee,
      It’s miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint. One coat, hence the see through spots. Once dried, I wiped down with hemp oil, after a light sanding.
      So easy!,

  3. Thistle on September 4, 2013 at 11:55 am

    What a great way to add texture and interest to a wall! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Happy day to you!

    • Barbara Bussey on September 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      I don’t know how you find the time, but I’m honored to have “the” Thistle-Girl, visit my blog!

  4. Danice on February 26, 2021 at 5:37 am

    ‘Love the wall, and that chair! Beautiful work.

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