Creatively Tuesday #33 & a Giveaway!!



Here is what The Rustic Pig has been up to…

I finally did it.. after much hesitation, I finally tried my hand at some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and painted this lovely desk with it….

The Rustic Pig: MMS Painted Desk

I am now in love with milk paint and can’t wait to use it again!

What about you?  

Want to try your hand at some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint?

Enter to win all of this (milk paint, wax brush, & clear wax) from The Treasured Home

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.. a total value of $82.40!!  

Here’s how to enter….

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Top FOUR most viewed links from last week’s link up:


SunflowerHugs shared four super cool tables that she was able to knock out assembly line fashion.  This was one of my favorites but you’ll have to check out the others!  They are all so different!! 


What??  How cool is this??  Bright Green Door created this awesome lamp shade using a popcorn tin!!  LOVE it!!!

Use a Popcorn Tin to Make a Lampshade


Hickory Trail shared this recipe for Blueberry Banana Bread… I think I’m going to go make this tonight!  For dinner.  And breakfast.. YUM!! 


Allison from The Golden Sycamore is a genius!!  Check out how she transformed a dresser into a tool chest for her hubby! 

The Golden Sycamore: Repurposed Dresser into Tool Chest

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You all are GREAT!!!! Thanks so much to everyone who participated!  I love watching this party grow! If you were featured, you can grab a sweet little button:  



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Let’s get on with the PARTY!

Here are a few rules to follow…

1. Visit other links.  Comment, comment, comment.  We LOVE comments… please share and then visit at least two!
2.  Want to be super nice?  If you like something you see, go to their website and start PINNING!!!  We all love a little Pinterest love!
3.  Link up to my website.. if you want to!  It is not mandatory to be featured, but it brings in more traffic so more people will see what you’ve been up to!
**By linking up you are allowing me to use your pictures should I decide to feature your post.**


My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!


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Texas gal, wife, mother to 2 boys, author behind the blog The Rustic Pig, business owner, antique lover, and Christ follower!

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Thank you for hosting, Claire! Have a great week.
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  3. Your project turned out gorgeous! I’ve done some little things, but I’m ready to tackle something big! Maybe I’ll win and have the supplies to do it! Thanks!

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my blueberry banana bread! Enjoy 🙂

  5. What a fun giveaway, Claire! I’d love to try Mustard Seed Yellow. It looks like such a fun, summery color! 🙂
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  6. Thanks Claire!! Awesome features!! Have a super week!! ~~Angela
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  7. Michelle C says:

    I think I would like to try the Grain Sack! Thanks!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting Claire! Hope you have a wonderful week!
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  9. Thank you for featuring my tables!!

  10. I love the creative repurposing going on in so many features!!
    Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!
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  11. What an EXCITING giveaway!!! Your desk turned out AMAZING! Love it! I would really like to try Miss Mustard Seed’s Grain Sack Color. Thanks for hosting a party this week…hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! ~ Judy
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  12. Michelle says:

    I love Grain Sack. Gorgeous colors!

  13. Claire, Thanks for hosting! Excited about the giveaway too! I’ve always wanted to try Milk Paint.
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  14. Thanks for hosting, Claire! Beautiful features and I love your desk! I think I would have to try Tricycle. I love red. 🙂
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  15. Thanks for hosting! Life to the full! Melissa
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  16. Bridget says:

    Haven’t used Milk paint yet, but I am LOVING the way that table looks! I may have to get to work on a little beauty I just brought in and enter 🙂

  17. Claire, you did a fabulous job your first time trying MMS Milk paint. Your piece is gorgeous. French enamel and Mustard Seed Yellow, right? I need to try that color combo.
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  18. Claire, thanks for the party
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  19. I love the milk paint your used. Love MMS too, goes without saying almost. Great features this week. Thank you for hosting.
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  20. Thanks for hosting, Claire !
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  21. Thank you so much for featuring my navy blue dresser! It made my day to see it! I love your blog and party and am excited to be part of it again this week!

  22. Love love love the popcorn tin to lamp shade. I am thinking this would be such a fun thing to do with the kids…maybe let them paint their own for their room….maybe hand prints for Grandma….or perhaps sayings on it….I am going to be trying this one. Thanks for the great ideas you always share.

  23. Thanks for hosting! 🙂
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  24. ellen casper says:

    Iron stone

  25. Claire, thanks so much for hosting today. So many blogs to visit. The giveaway looks great!
    Have a beautiful week!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  26. This is so exciting! I would love to try the Ironstone Color of Milk Paint and also have wanted a wax brush for so long!!

    Art by Karena
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  27. Wow — there’s so much going on in this post. First, I just want to tell you how much I love your blog. It’s pcaked with so much yumminess and creativity. Now onto business: I would love to try Miss Mustard Seed’s Mustard Yellow. Yellow is my “Go-To” color this year, and I can’t get enough. I also linked up one of my favorite rustic projects using an old frame, burlap and chicken wire. Have a great day!

  28. I’d love to try this paint – I’ve heard about it a million times! I hope my Facebook entries are right – I’ve liked both of your blogs on my Crunchy Diva page, but I’m not sure I entered the name of my facebook page correctly on the entry! If you search Crunchy Diva on FB you’ll find me!

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  29. Kristine says:

    So many wonderful ideas today! It’s always so much fun to open up your newest blog….sets my mind to be creative! Thank you so very much!

  30. Hmmm all the the paint colors are so Delicious. I would choose French Enamel. I would have of course prefer all of them but if I must only have one
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  31. Love the table!

    Hard to choose, but I’d love to try either the Kitchen Scale or Shutter Gray colors!
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  32. Great Give Away and fun blog to follow!

  33. Sheila J. says:

    I would love to try any of the colors, but probably Iron Stone

  34. I LURVE me some mms milk paint! I have several colors, but want to try Lucketts green next! I linked up a MMS kitchen scale project 🙂 Thanks for hosting!
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  35. Definitely kitchen sink! Thanks for sharing….hope I win, hahaha!!!
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  36. Thank you for hosting!
    Have a happy day.
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  37. Erin Kaven says:

    I would love to try MMS paint. I would pick Ironstone I think. Thanks for the chance.

  38. I do like MMS paint, and I need to get a move on painting something soon!

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  39. I have followed Barbara at the Treasured Home for well more than a year….I truly enjoyed spending time with her at two conferences…she is a sweetheart and a very talented lady!….Thanks for the giveaway Barbara..!!
    And thanks for hosting Claire!!

  40. It’s so hard to choose which color, they are all so gorgeous! Hmmm… it would probably be between kitchen scale or mustard seed yellow 🙂
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  41. Amy Tolley says:

    tricycle color is another color i like

  42. I love Grain Sack.

  43. Linda Jarraf says:

    I would like to try the ironstone or grainsack. I like so many.

  44. Linda Jarraf says:


  45. ooh love your Miss Mustard piece, I so want to try it! Just waiting for the right piece.


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