Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Store Hours

Today is my son's last day of Kindergarten!  Wow!  Time is flying by!  Since he will be home all summer and more than likely at the store with me all day, everyday, I've decided to change the store hours for the summer.  

Beginning the week of June 1st our NEW Summer Hours are as follows:

Sunday:         Closed
Monday:       Closed
Tuesday:       Closed
Wednesday:  10-5
Thursday:     10-5
Friday:          10-5
Saturday:      10-3

The only real change is that we will no longer be open on Tuesdays.  

Thank you so much for your business and support!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yellow Painted Furniture

It's a chilly, gloomy, rainy day today.  I needed a little sunshine in my life so I headed over to Pinterest to check out some yellow painted furniture.

Yellow sure seems like a bold color for furniture, but it is amazing how it can give a space that much needed pop of color.

Check out these pieces and see what you think!

What do you think?  Could  you use a little yellow in your life?

Be sure to visit the links below each picture to see more about these projects.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Painted Chest was featured in Life & Style Magazine!

My goodness, time flies when you are having fun.  I don't think I ever told you guys that I was featured in Life & Style magazine!

Back in December, I received a call from a writer from Life & Style who wanted to come interview me for the next issue of their magazine.  To say I was excited was an understatement!  While it is a regional magazine, they are very choosy about who is featured.  I had only had my store open a month when I got the call.  Chanda Green was amazing and really put me at ease.

It was just supposed to be a short little article, so I was really surprised when February rolled around and I had a two-page spread.

Ms. Green's writing is much better than mine, so I will just let you read the piece for yourself.

I'm on pages 41 and 42 CLICK HERE.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Workshops

Check out the video below to see all of the fun you could be having at The Painted Chest!  Learn all about Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, tips, tricks, and techniques.  You even get to make a cute sign to take home with you!

The Painted Chest is located in Murphysboro, Illinois.  Sign up online  HERE

The Painted Chest: Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Workshops

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Debi's Design Diary DIY Paint

I am pleased to announce that The Painted Chest is now a Retailer for Debi Beard's DIY Paint!

DIY Paint comes in 20 fabulous colors and is non-toxic and all natural.  It is made of chalk, clay, and minerals.  It is designed to give you a smooth finish, but also has the unique ability to create texture.

It is Made in the U.S.A. by Heirloom Traditions, a third-generation family business in Louisville, Kentucky.  Unlike many chalk-type paint brands, DIY Paint is made from scratch.  The pigment is crushed into the formula.  When the paint is made this way vs. adding pigment to a pre-made base, the pigmentation is much deeper.

DIY Paint distresses beautifully.  Because there is no latex or acrylic in our paint, you can rub the paint back with a wet cloth or wet sanding block.  Some people even use a baby wipe.  This makes completing a project indoors a breeze!  No more dusty mess!

Top coat your piece with one of their wonderful furniture waxes in clear, dark, or white.  Or you can use the new Liquid Patina which comes in 4 fabulous colors!

You can purchase in-store or order online at: Shop DIY Paint

I will soon be hosting FUN classes and workshops using this amazing paint!  So watch for my class schedule!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint European Colours

We are very excited to announce that we will be carrying Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint's NEW European Colour Collection!!  We are expecting our shipment to arrive any day now.  I will be sure to let you know when it hits the shelves.  

In the mean time, say 'hello' to Arabesque, Bergere, Layla's Mint, Marzipan, Mora,  and Schloss.

First up is:

Think ballet tights, dusty pink tutus and pale tea roses and you’ll have a good idea what to expect from Arabesque.  This decidedly feminine color is also surprisingly neutral, making this pink one that goes beyond nurseries.


This smokey blue gray inspired by the painted frames of a pair of antique French Bergere chairs.  This blue is more subtle than the other blues in our line, but still makes a statement.

Layla's Mint

A version of this warm, minty green was originally custom-mixed for Layla of The Lettered Cottage.  It ended up being the perfect green to add to our subtle European colour collection.


Named for the delicious almond paste famous in Germany, Marzipan is an equally delicious warm neutral.  It’s an off-white with beige and warm gray undertones. It pairs beautifully with Ironstone for a subtle contrast.


Mora is named for the famous curvy clocks made in Mora,Sweden.  It is a whisper of a color – a neutral with gray, blue and green undertones.


This rich, stone color is named Schloss,the German word for castle.  It’s warmer and richer than Trophy, making it the “greige” that our customers have been asking for!

Which new color from the European Collection is your favorite?

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