Category Archives: Advanced Techniques


You guys might remember a post from a couple of years ago about my beloved two piece cabinet I was gifted for my 21st birthday. I was brand new to MMSMP and really hesitant about painting it. I loved the tone of the wood and felt like it would be such a waste to cover up! The grain was stunning and it had a gorgeous patina that was neither too yellow or orange. To me, he was perfect. Fast forward to this summer. David and I moved from our downtown townhouse and into a 1920s Craftsman on the edge of the suburbs. We (well, my and David by default), found ourselves in a furniture shuffle as we (again, mostly me)… read more