A Saturday at the Home Renovation Show


November 3, 2015 by Terry

So this past Saturday I had the opportunity to go spend some time with my friend Manja at the Home Renovation show.  She was a vendor there and is a retailer of American Chalk Paint  Co. products as well as Fusion  and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk paint.

We met many new and interesting people and she helped some discover their creative side.  And more than likely in doing so started a new addiction for some :0)

I thought I’d share a few of her painted pieces that she had on display there.

She has done pieces using all three paint lines and all are beautifully done!



The above piece is done in Typewriter Milk Paint and I love the hint of Turquoise in the painted handles accented by the porcelain knobs on the doors.  The finish is butter smooth and the whole piece is gorgeous!

This next piece she painted in American Chalk Paint in a beautiful red and glazed it with a dark glaze.  She even added a sweet raised detail to the drawer front and burlap on the door fronts.


She also had some stencilled burlap runners that were so simple and pretty…


Oh and hardware to make any DIYer’s heart sing!  How to choose!!!!


This little cabinet is so sweet and so unique!  No wonder it sold quickly!


She also had some pretty farmhouse throw pillows done with images transferred on to painter’s drop cloth!  How clever and pretty!



The variety of product alone was enough to inspire a DIY project!  There are so many variations of the amazing things that can be done with paint that I felt like running home right away and getting to work on my projects for the upcoming market!

Thank you Manja for letting me help out with Dutchie M. Designs for a day!  I really had a great time and am happy to get to know you more:0)

For anyone local wanting to learn more about these paints and maybe sign up for a workshop just check out Dutchie M. Design on Facebook.

DSCN4872DSCN4874DSCN4855Have a great day!




7 thoughts on “A Saturday at the Home Renovation Show

  1. Manja says:

    Thanks Terry for your kind words.Loved it to have you there with me.We should do it more often.


  2. She’s almost as good as you! 😏


  3. […] other day I posted about helping my friend Manja out with her booth at the Home Renovation show.  During our time together we discussed many things and she started me on a new addicion … […]


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