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Painted Washstand with Red Milk Paint

I think old washstands are my absolute favorite pieces to paint.  Not only are they small (and so make for a quick project), they're just so versatile! You can use them in so many different rooms and for so many different purposes. Here's one I found not long...

What is Milk Paint?

Milk Paint is one of my favorite paints to work with! But it comes with a lot of questions:  How do you mix it? Is it durable? What if you don't want it to chip? Does it actually have milk in it? Those are just a few I've gotten over the years 🙂 So today I...

What Is Milk Paint?

Light Blue Painted Chest of Drawers

Raise your hand if you're ready for a great piece of painted furniture! I have a backlog of pieces to share with you guys--there's been lots of painting going on to keep the Studio full, but not quite as much time for blogging! A while back I ran out of inventory...

Tan, Blue, and Blush Living Room Decor {The New House}

Hey Friends! We're coming up on the 1-year mark of our move from Texas to Arkansas. In some ways, it's hard to believe it has been that long already; in other ways though it feels like this has always been our house. Time is funny like that, isn't it? Well, I've...

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What is Milk Paint?

Milk Paint is one of my favorite paints to work with! But it comes with a lot of questions:  How do you mix it? Is it durable? What if you don't want it to chip? Does it actually have milk in it? Those are just a few I've gotten over the years 🙂 So today I...

What Is Milk Paint?

How to Paint Furniture Black

Who doesn't love a sleek black painted piece of furniture?  A black painted piece can really add some drama to your space, and of course black goes with everything! When you paint furniture black though, it can be a bit tricky. So in this post I'll pass along...

How to Stencil a Dresser for a Unique Finish

Sometimes I come across a piece that feels just kinda blah. Usually it's a newer pieces of furniture--older pieces often come with a lot of added detail and interest--and so I have to come up with a little something extra to make it piece unique and not just...

Wooden Plaid Christmas Tree DIY Craft

Last week I put together the simplest and cutest Christmas Tree craft! I promise these little trees are easy enough for anybody to make. With the right materials, you can add an adorable plaid pattern to any surface you like in a cinch.   Plaid Christmas Tree...

Easy Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal; Front Entry Refresh

Tuesday was my boys first day at their new schools! I'm glad to say that everyone survived 🙂  To celebrate my free day, I decided to work a bit on our front entryway. As a refresher, here is the front of our new house (you can see more of the inside here!) I...

Business Talk

Welcome to Lost & Found’s Studio

Hey Friends! Today is the day to take you on a tour of our new Painted Furniture & Home Decor Studio! This little space has been seven years in the making.  From a rented antique booth space the size of a jacuzzi bathtub to our own brick and mortar shop,...

4 Tips for taking your family to Disney World

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that our family recently did a little bit of traveling 🙂  We were able to spend a few days at Walt Disney World, also known as The Happiest Place on Earth (or the Hottest Place on Earth, Most Crowded Place...

My Top Business Tools for your Creative Business

Seven years ago, on a whim, I started my business -  Lost & Found. I really was just looking for a hobby, something fun to do that would give me a creative outlet. But I knew that I needed to have it generate some income as well--I mean, why not have...

Furniture Makeovers

Light Blue Painted Chest of Drawers

Raise your hand if you're ready for a great piece of painted furniture! I have a backlog of pieces to share with you guys--there's been lots of painting going on to keep the Studio full, but not quite as much time for blogging! A while back I ran out of inventory...

How to Stencil a Dresser for a Unique Finish

Sometimes I come across a piece that feels just kinda blah. Usually it's a newer pieces of furniture--older pieces often come with a lot of added detail and interest--and so I have to come up with a little something extra to make it piece unique and not just...

Hoosier Cabinet Makeover with Lucketts Green Milk Paint

Have you ever had one of those projects that wound up dragging on and on . . . Well, this was that project for me! Not long after we moved to Arkansas, I had a friend ask me to help her update an old Hoosier-style cabinet that had been gifted to her.  I wasn't...

Painted Basset Buffet with Fusion’s Algonquin

Today I want to share with you a true furniture rescue . . . A gentleman found this old Basset buffet left in a rental house he managed, and it was really nasty. Like, layers of dirt and I'm not sure what that is inside the drawers nasty. But it was still a...

Hunts & Finds

Painted Washstand with Red Milk Paint

I think old washstands are my absolute favorite pieces to paint.  Not only are they small (and so make for a quick project), they're just so versatile! You can use them in so many different rooms and for so many different purposes. Here's one I found not long...

Welcome to Lost & Found’s Studio

Hey Friends! Today is the day to take you on a tour of our new Painted Furniture & Home Decor Studio! This little space has been seven years in the making.  From a rented antique booth space the size of a jacuzzi bathtub to our own brick and mortar shop,...

The New House

A little over four weeks ago we moved from our house in Texas. It had been our home for 9 years (11 total in Texas,) and it was emotional saying goodbye (if you missed the story about why we left, you can read that here). But, with every goodbye comes an...

Changes are Coming for Lost & Found!

I have to confess . . . I've been avoiding writing this post! I have put it off and put it off and put it off, for maybe about a month now! I'm not really sure why; I think maybe there's just so much to communicate that it feels overwhelming. I'm not quite...

Antique Oak Paneled Desk and Quick Stop in My Booth

Every once in awhile, I see something at the flea market that stops me dead in my tracks. That was the case with this antique oak paneled desk. When I spotted it, I was drawn to it immediately. It had the perfect patina of old, worn oak that is becoming more...

Decor Ideas

Tan, Blue, and Blush Living Room Decor {The New House}

Hey Friends! We're coming up on the 1-year mark of our move from Texas to Arkansas. In some ways, it's hard to believe it has been that long already; in other ways though it feels like this has always been our house. Time is funny like that, isn't it? Well, I've...

Wooden Plaid Christmas Tree DIY Craft

Last week I put together the simplest and cutest Christmas Tree craft! I promise these little trees are easy enough for anybody to make. With the right materials, you can add an adorable plaid pattern to any surface you like in a cinch.   Plaid Christmas Tree...

Easy DIY Christmas Chalkboard with Chalk Pens

Products used in this post were provided free of charge by Chalkola Arts. All opinions of the product remain my own.  This post contains links to sites outside LostandFoundDecor.com.  Links are provided for your convenience. You don't pay any more by...

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