About The Painted Perch

I am a twenty something ? wife and Mom of two little girls. I have a passion for creating, painting, decorating, re-purposing, crafting, and anything else artistic. I graduated with my BA in Fine Arts from Flagler College. I love to shop garage sales, thrift stores, and do some good will hunting on a regular basis. I am not a good writer and often think why would anyone want to read what I write then I find myself reading other women's blogs for hours hours at a time and think, I want to share what I do. So here I am! I am so blessed and ultimately want to honor and serve the God that sent his son to die on the cross to save me of my sins and pray that this blog will be directed and influenced by HIM. GOD BLESS!

Trash To Treasure Sofa Table


Well I think this is the only pic I have, but it’s better than no pic at all (which has happened.). So I found the base of this sofa table in my neighbors trash. It was an aquarium stand. It was nice and rusted! My husband wanted me to paint the black iron base but I said NO WAY! We picked out some wood together at Home Depot and he started cutting! Hubby did a great job. I found some new color of stain at Home Depot( sorry can’t remember name) and my husband got busy while I played with the kiddos. Truthfully, husband was the craftsman on this one, he even stained it for me. I kind of felt like a designer in that I had a vision, gave direction, and then there was a finished piece. I do love it when we get to work together on a piece and turns out nicely!
Thanks for visiting. God Bless

Maison Blanche Glacage


Glacage is an embossing cream. It is used to creat texture, three dimensional patterns, texture and can even be used to repair flaws in furniture as a filler. For this piece I used a zebra stencil and worked in sections as the glacage dries. This piece is not complete yet but I was so excited that I had to share. Here are few in the process pics.




Glacage comes in several colors to match the type of wood your piece of furniture is.

Take your next piece of furniture to the next level with Maison Blanche Glacage.


FREE Miss Mustard Seed Demo

MMS Demo flyerCome join us for a free demo, where I will be showing you how to mix milk paint, what tools you need, and how to finish your piece.  If you can not make this one don’t worry, we will be doing more demos in the future.

Chevron Side Tables w/ Shape Tape

Hello Friends (and Family)

I have been crazy busy… creating new things :)\

DSC_4000Well, as usual, I don’t have a before pic.  I was given a new phone for my birthday and I may or may not have taken a pic on my old phone…we will never know.

I picked these two little side tables up at a garage sale…they were unfinished wood with no tops on them.  I got them for $5 each 🙂  If I told you what else I bought from this woman you would not EVEN believe me.  I am sure, one day soon I will share but as a hint…she called it “the wood”!  Anyways, My hubby put some tops on these for me, because he is awesome!

I had seen the frog brand “shape tape” on pinterest I think so I set out to find it of course in a chevron pattern, because chevron makes my heart skip a beat 😉  Because this was raw wood, I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, which I am smitten with.  Here is a pic of the shape tape on the table top.

photoI, unfortunately, don’t have any more “in the process” pics but i do have the a few more after pics.  I painted these in Linen and used both MMS Furniture Wax along with Antiquing wax.

DSC_3976I loved the tape, it worked beautifully!  I do wish that the chevron pattern was a little larger in size giving a more dramatic look, but that’s okay.  I have wanted to many times to paint a chevron pattern but the thought of planning out the pattern made me not follow through.

Here are a few more pics…

DSC_3997I am not sure which I like more…the table or the pallet behind it 🙂

DSC_4034DSC_4035 DSC_4038Love those legs :0

Please feel free to ask questions if you have any.

Thanks for looking and God Bless!



Its Been WAY to Long!

I have not posted in forever because I have been unable to get my pictures to upload from my camera!  I have no idea why but i tried again today and now it is working.  I have neglected to take pics of some recent projects because I was disheartened.  BUT I have good news…I gave it another shot tonight and had no problems.  All of my pics were able to download.  SO I plan on sharing some new things real soon.  Stay tuned!

God Bless!


Maison Blanche Painted Side Table

When I came across this little side/end table I was super excited as it is not a piece you come across every day and has some great storage for books or magazines.  Like many things, it sat in my garage for some time, but I did manage to snap a before pic before I got to much paint on it. Continue reading

Twice Made Over Chair


I have had this chair for quite some time.  I loved its bones and the detail work on it.  It also had a rich brown color to it so I knew I wanted to pull that back through the paint. Continue reading

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Now Available

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint is now available at Consign to Design!  We have all twelve colors available along with furniture wax, antiquing wax, bonding agent, and hemp oil.   Continue reading

Painted Buffet in Maison Blanche Furniture Paint

Maison Blanche in Hurricane and Magnolia with Dark Wax

So this is probably one of my favorite painted pieces to date.  I have always loved these type of buffets but find they are usually priced high.  I splurged a little on this one, but felt like it was a good investment.  I love the bones! Continue reading

My First MMS Milk Paint Piece!

DSC_3850I would like to start by saying I LOVE Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.  It is VERY different than Maison Blanche Furniture Paint, which I am also extremely passionate about!  Continue reading