Some quick Friday projects

I’ve been playing with painting projects today using my chalk-based Missouri Limestone Paint. I tried out a distressing technique I hadn’t tried yet called dry brushing. I like how the “French Roast” color breaks up the flatness of the “Rural America”.  The candlestick was an old Home Interiors piece with a white glass center and a design painted on it. I got it for $.50 at a resale shop. I got the shelf at a resale shop, too. I’m loving doing the “junking” that comes along with painting. I love the candlestick with my Thanksgiving display. I also made a dry erase board by painting the back side of a picture frame. I used “January” for the glass and “Farmhouse Green” for the frame.  Who knew you could do this? This lady did. And the sharpie really did come off with hand sanitizer. Makes you wonder what’s in that stuff, doesn’t it? Here’s my inspiration for the dry erase board.

Click on each image for a larger view.

Do You Need a Project to Paint?

Do you need a project to paint? Gift Emporium & CAFE’ has unfinished decorative birdhouses for sale. I just painted and waxed one in the color “Trading Post” and it painted beautifully in just one coat. This one is going to Gift Emporium & CAFE’ as part of the paint display, but if you would want to buy it already painted, I’m sure Michelle would sell it to you. : )


Gift Emporium in Sullivan is Carrying our paint now!

Gift Emporium & CAFE’  – 228 South Highway 185 – Sullivan, MO  63080

is now carrying SharSum Paint’s chalk-based paint from Missouri Limestone Paint Company. Be sure to stop by Gift Emporium to see the beautiful display of paint Michelle created (right by the font door) and purchase a jar or two or three. : )


We guarantee you will love it! Missouri Limestone Paint strives to keep prices reasonable and we want others to enjoy painting with chalk-based paint at a price we all can afford, so a 6 oz. jar is only $5.99 and a pint jar is just $15.99. The color chart is available there and we can order even more awesome colors. Just let Michelle know what other colors you’d like to see. BriWax and a paint starter kit are also available for purchase. Be sure to enter our contest on our SharSum Paint facebook page, if you haven’t yet, to win a 6 oz. jar of paint. You must Like our page and tell us whose pic is on the profile. : ) You also must be able to pick up your prize if you win. Contest ends when we have 200 Likes. Thanks!

If you would take our Interest Survey (see the menu on our website) and let us know the color choices you’d like to see, we can make sure we stock popular colors.

We will be scheduling some Make and Take classes soon, so watch our Facebook page and our website at for upcoming classes.

Be sure to click on the link on the upper right of this page to follow our blog to keep updated on what is happening next with SharSum Paint.  We hope to make the paint available in several counties surrounding Sullivan soon.  In the meantime, check out Gift Emporium and CAFE’ and our paint display there!

A new “Junk” store to check out!

Sandy Marchetto dropped by today to deliver my essential oil order (Peace and Calming and Cedarwood).  Of course, I had to open them and they both smell great!  I can’t wait to diffuse these.  Tonight I will try one or a combination or blend with others. It will be a great night to diffuse after working all day on my bathroom re-do. I can’t wait to relax with the diffuser going and watching Episode 3 of Catastrophe, an Amazon Prime series daughter-in-law Daphney recommended.  Very funny!

Sandy mentioned her cousin had a facebook page (look up Junkin Treasures by Jen) and has opened a store in Union, Missouri.  I looked at her facebook page and saw a beautiful buffet just like I was searching for when I was looking for one for my bathroom vanity project.  The price is $125 so if anyone is in the Union area and looking for a buffet, you might want to check this out! Click on my bathroom vanity project to see how I’m transforming an old buffet into a new vanity for my bathroom.

I’ll be stopping by Jen’s store for sure the next time I’m in the area.