St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Getting ready for a stage

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Getting ready for a stage

I've picked up several listings for Andy Reynolds Homes, a custom home builder currently building in the neighborhood of Hunters Creek in St Johns, FL. The model should be completed by Christmas and my home staging company will be setting up the model as part of my builder listing services. Over the weekend I purchased several pieces at auction that have great bones, but are a little more shabby than chic. 
I was planning on paying someone to paint them for me, but unfortunately, apparently they've gone out of business. I remember that a local luxury consignment store in Ponte Vedra now sells Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and this might just solve my problems. You see, I was a decorative painter in a former life. I know my way around a paint brush and faux finish. What I hate is prep work. Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint doesn't require any prep work, however. 
Over the weekend I will be showcasing some of my transformations. I'm really pretty excited about the process. It's been a long time since I've embraced this side of my personality.  
Here is one of my favorite photos from Miss Mustard Seed. I have a very similar dresser and just purchased this amazing yellow paint too. With my background in decorative painting, I'm really hoping I can duplicate it. Of course if I do, it may end up staying in my home, not making it to the model!
miss mustard seed yellow decorative painted dresser


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Comment balloon 6 commentsMelissa Marro • November 20 2012 04:21PM


Hi Melissa, this looks like a fun project. I'm anxious to see the outcome. Is milk paint the same as chalk paint? I've noticed a lot of projects in chalk paint but not milk paint. Keep us posted.
Posted by Marie Fox, Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer (Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida) about 7 years ago

Marie - The difference, as I understand it, is that milk paint gets "chippy". I love the distressed antique look and, in the past, have spent just as much time scuffing it up as actually painting it. I'm hoping that this will go really well. 

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) about 7 years ago

Melissa, this looks like it will be a fun project - there are some pieces in my home that definitely could be good milk paint candidates :)


Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) about 7 years ago

Sharon - I'm feeling a little obsessed because I keep looking around my house wondering what else I can paint... lol. I haven't even started the first piece!

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) about 7 years ago

I enjoy projects like this too....I can't wait to see what you create!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 7 years ago
Melissa- I have never been that good at crafts but every so often I get a bee in my bonnet and want to tackle one. This might be one I could take on.
Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 7 years ago

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