Finding Silver Pennies Giveaway

We are so pleased to help celebrate a special anniversary for our friend Danielle Driscoll of the Finding Silver Pennies Blog!

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Danielle Driscoll

Danielle first visited Sea Rose Cottage almost 3 years ago to find out more about Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.  Her blog was just 3 month old at the time.  It has been wonderful to follow Danielle’s journey and all of her amazing furniture transformations chronicled on her blog.  Personally it has also been particularly gratifying to get to know Danielle and her sweet family over the last 3 years.

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Today is a special day as Danielle is celebrating her 3rd Blog-iversary.  My how time flies when you are painting up a storm!  To celebrate, she is hosting a fabulous Giveaway including some of her favorite things.

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We are joining in the fun and have put together a special Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Starter Kit, including 2 of Danielle’s favorite Milk Paint colors and $100 Gift Certificate to Sea Rose Cottage with a total value of $250.

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The kit includes Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Eulalie’s Sky (above) and Ironstone, of course!

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Hop on over to Finding Silver Pennies to enter and to find out about the total Giveaway package valued at over $420.

This giveaway will stay open for two weeks and end on August 17th 12PM EST, the winner will be randomly selected and announced on Danielle’s blog on August 18th.

Good luck!

 

 

 

Holiday Preview & A Giveaway!

In celebration of our HOLIDAY PREVIEW & BOOK PARTY, Sea Rose Cottage is co-sponsoring a special GIVEWAY with our friends craft author Elyse Major of Tinkered Treasures & Danielle Driscoll home and lifestyle blogger of Finding Silver Pennies.

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First, we hope you will join us at Sea Rose Cottage on Friday November 22nd from 5-9pm for a festive book signing and tinkering event with Elyse and Danielle. The night promises to be full of good cheer, inspiration and conversation! (More details here)

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Now, on to the GIVEAWAY.  As we celebrate the joys of tinkering this Holiday Season we are happy to be sharing some of our favorite tinkering tools, tricks and treasures with you in the form of a freshly picked TINKERING BASKET ($170 value).

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THREE baskets will be given away.  To enter the online drawing for the first 2 baskets, follow the how to enter instructions below.  To enter the in-person drawing for the 3rd basket come tinker with us at the HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY!

The lucky winners will receive a signed copy of Elyse Major’s new Tinkered Treasures book,

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a beautiful hand-made ornament and set of notecards from Danielle Driscoll,

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and some vintage ornaments and fun tinkering supplies from Sea Rose Cottage featuring Miss Mustard Seed Products.

Miss Mustard Seed GiveawayMilk Paint & Mixer, Furniture & Antiquing Wax, Bonding Agent, and Paint & Wax Brush

 

HOW TO ENTER THE ONLINE GIVEAWAY:

1. Leave a comment and tell me what you’d like to create.

2. For a second chance to win, like my facebook page and leave a comment to let me know.

3.  For a third chance to win, share this giveaway on a social media of your choice and let me know you did.

4. For even more chances to win, enter at the Silver Pennies & Tinkered Treasures blogs!

This GIVEAWAY will end November 22, 2013 at 9pm EST.*

Two winners of the online giveaway, to be selected randomly, will be announced Saturday November 23, 2013 at the Finding Silver Pennies Tinkered Treasures blogs.   The winner of the 3rd basket (must be present at the Holiday Preview Party to enter) will be selected by random drawing at the Sea Rose Cottage HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY.

Good luck and HAPPY TINKERING!

*The GIVEAWAY is only open to those living in the continental US and readers who are 18 and older.

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Holiday Preview Party & Book Signing

Please join us for our HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY as we host special guests craft author ELYSE MAJOR and home & lifestyle blogger DANIELLE DRISCOLL for a festive book signing and tinkering event!

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The event will be held at Sea Rose Cottage, 21 Constitution Street in Bristol from 5-9pm on Friday November 22nd. 

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Elyse Major
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Elyse Major is an accomplished Rhode Island author and blogger whose artful “tinkering” gives new life and charm to everyday objects.

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Elyse will be sharing her special magic with us—selling and signing copies of her new book Tinkered Treasures and showing us how we can turn everyday objects into special gifts and treasures!

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To double the fun, we will be joined by the talented blogger, crafter and furniture painter Danielle Driscoll of the Finding Silver Pennies Blog!

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Danielle Driscoll

Danielle Driscoll

Danielle will share inspiring ways to add warmth and personality to our homes for the Holidays.

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Danielle’s hand-made creations will be on sale as well as other unique holiday gifts.

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The event will feature a craft buffet, nibbles and sips, great company and good cheer!

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We invite you to join us at Sea Rose Cottage as we get our craft on
and kick-off Bristol’s 12th Annual HOLIDAY PREVIEW!

not. to. be. missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the Winners are….

The winner of the Sea Rose Cottage Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Giveaway is…

Jeri Kard Patton!

The winner of the Giveaway hosted by Finding Silver Pennies is…

Michelle Mobley Robertson!

Congratulations Jeri and Michelle! Please email nan@searosecottage.com with contact and shipping information for your prize package.

Thanks all for participating in this Giveaway–it was truly twice the fun!

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If you didn’t win the Giveaway, don’t fret. Sea Rose Cottage is stocked with the full range of Miss Mustard Seed Products!

When you are ready to revive your own vintage castaways just visit Sea Rose Cottage and order away!

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Hope you visit soon and Happy Painting!

Nancy & Danielle

MMS Milk Paint Giveaway & Before/After

I announced in an earlier post the good news about Miss Mustard Seed’s new Milk Paint line. Well my first shipment is in and I am happily stocked with all the goodies!

In celebration, I will be doing TWO Giveaways.  One here on my blog, and another hosted by my good friend Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies.  It promises to be twice the fun!

Each Giveaway package (worth over $100 each) will include a full sample set of Miss Mustard Seed’s 12 Milk Paint Colors….

as well as her Antiquing Wax and Furniture Wax.  For good measure, it will also include some Bonding Agent should you decide you need it for one of your projects!

To enter:

*  For a chance to win leave a comment on this Giveaway post.
*  For a 2nd chance to win comment on the Sea Rose Cottage Facebook Page.
*  For a 3rd chance to win, share the Giveaway announcement and let me know you did.

To double your chances…

Visit the Finding Silver Pennies blog & check out Danielle’s latest Milk Paint project!

*  For a 4th chance to win leave a comment on her Giveaway post.
*  For a 5th chance to win become a follower of her blog.
*  For a 6th chance to win visit her Facebook Page and like/comment on her Giveaway post.

Entries must by received by Tuesday, October 16th at midnight EST.  The winners will be announced here and at the Finding Silver Pennies Blog on Wednesday, October 17th.  Good luck!

A Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Before & After

Now to share my first Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint makeover – an antique spool table.

I bought the table from a friend who had stored it in his garage.  He had hoped to restore the wood finish but given the passage of time he was more than pleased for me to take up the challenge.

Luckily, he had stripped off most of the old finish, but the spool legs had some remnants of black paint.  I decided to restore the wood finish on the table top and paint out the rest. First I sanded the wood top and then moved on to paint color selection….

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Once I unpacked the pigmented Milk Paint powder, I could not resist mixing a new color!  I combined Flow Blue, Mustard Seed Yellow, and Lucketts Green.  Here is the table with its new Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint finish and with the table top sanded.

The first coat of paint was mixed with water and then applied with a brush.  The paint took better to some sections of the table than to others. For the second batch I added Bonding Agent to the mixed paint and that did the trick. The paint went on very smoothly and evenly working more like a stain.  I loved the luminosity of the color!

Even though I wrote the color formula down, the second batch of paint ended up being a slightly different color than the first so I mixed enough to finish the project.  I suppose with the powdered mix it matters how you measure…loosely or tightly packed powder.  I just took a relaxed approach and had fun with it.

I used Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax and Antiquing Wax on the painted table base.  As the Antiquing Wax was applied, it toned down the bright color working more like a glaze.  It was very easy to use!

I used Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax to stain the newly sanded wood table top.  I added a few simple wooden knobs to add interest, staining the unfinished knobs as well.

I love how a fresh coat of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint revived this old spool table while the top remains true to the original (and now restored) wood finish.

Do you have any unfinished furniture projects lurking in your garage?  October is a great time to bring them back to life!

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Coming Soon-Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint!

I have been so busy with the Brimfield Antiques Show and Workshops that I haven’t had time to share the exciting news.  I will be carrying Miss Mustard Seed’s new milk paint line!

As many of you know I am a big follower of Marian Parsons and her popular Miss Mustard Seed Blog.  I am thrilled to be working with her as a retailer on her latest undertaking–the launch of her new Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint line!

Marian’s products will be available at Sea Rose Cottage by early August  (if not sooner!)

If you have followed her blog, you know that Marian loves to restyle furnishings with a variety of paint (including Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan), but she has always had a special place in her heart and her practice for milk paint.

She has achieved stunning results using this medium but has often longed for a bit more variety in the color palette.  Now, with her hand-selected custom colors she will have everything she needs at her fingertips.

 

The best part–she is sharing it with the rest of us!  Not only through her retailers but also through her series of Tutorials on how to use her milk paint to achieve a signature finish.

Marian has been revealing her colors one by one with a blog series of painted dressers in her new milk paint colors.  One of my favorites is Miss Mustard Seed’s Tricycle!

Right now I am busily working to get ready to launch the paint line in my retail and online shops.  As soon as I receive my first shipment, I want to be ready to go!  In celebration, I will be doing a special giveway with my friend Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies to make it twice as fun.  Stay tuned for the Giveaway and more news!

In the meantime, if you want to reserve any product from my first shipment, please email me at nan@searosecottage.com.

 

 

A Royal Makeover!

Ever since seeing Marion Parsons most excellent Union Jack Dresser, I have wanted to paint one of my own. I figured when I came across a piece of furniture that screamed to be painted as a British Flag then I wouldn’t hesitate to start the project. That never happened—or so I thought.

Many moons ago I bought this sturdy dresser at a local consignment store but did not have a plan of how to paint it.  It sat unattended for quite some time.

I liked that is was a sturdy piece of furniture with interesting details that could be better showcased with a painted finish.

 
That said, I was quite stumped as to how to proceed. The furniture is a more formal piece than I would normally purchase.  Its regal bearing demanded attention with its carved columns that grace the front corners of the dresser, the fan carving at its base and its Queen Ann legs.

           

Finally it struck me—a royal makeover would be in order (in the British style of course)!

I quickly selected my paint colors (Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Napoleonic Blue, Emperor’s Silk and Old White) and got down to painting.  I did have a few hiccups along the way.  I thought I would sketch the design out on the front of the dresser and forgo the taping off (bad idea when the drawers are not flush with the face of the dresser). I also had incomplete instructions on how to draw the Union Jack (an even worse idea). Luckily my friend Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies came to the rescue. Funny enough we were both working on Union Flag dressers at the same time!  She shared this “how to”with me that she was using for her own project (which by the way came out fabulous!)

After painting over my mistakes the work in progress looked like this:

I finished the piece with Annie Sloan Clear Wax and used Annie Sloan Dark Wax for an aged effect.

I highlighted some of the carvings and details with gilding wax.  The original drawer pulls were given the gold treatment as well as a few new additions.

Finally after much primping (and a few episodes of Masterpiece Theatre’s  Downton Abbey)–the royal makeover is complete!  Just in time for the next best British invasion—Annie Sloan’s 2012 US Tour!

Cheers!

 

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