About Rustic Tuesday

  
rustic tuesday logo over a white painted, chippy brick wall
Hi! I’m Melody... Christian, wife, mom and lover of all things farmhouse, rusty and chippy... and really, the chippier the better! Decorating has always been my thing. I can remember the first time I rearranged our living room… I was in grade school! (Luckily, everyone loved it!) When I was old enough to get my own place, I scoured yard sales and thrift stores for mason jars, vintage spools, primitive wood decor and pretty much anything chippy and old. I became a huge curator of cast-offs and hand-me-downs. If it was being tossed out, chances were, I'd take it!
  
As the years passed, I kept most of my old finds and added to them. My decorating style always leaned towards various shades of white, my favorite color, along with lots of warm, wood tones. (The older pieces just seem to go so well with that soft, light palette!) My style is now kind of a 'French Country meets Modern Farmhouse with a good bit of Shabby Chic thrown in for good measure!' I still decorate with those old blue mason jars, spools and primitive wood pieces, but I also like to add a little of the unexpected, too, like a mid century chair, some architectural salvage or even a little leopard print. And one thing's for sure... you'll always, always find really chippy, painted pieces in my spaces, mostly in shades of white. 
    
Several years ago I took a furniture painting class and I was hooked! After I had painted, chipped and distressed pretty much every piece of furniture I owned, I started looking for more things to paint. My husband (who can build, fix & paint anything!) joined me in picking and painting and soon I had so many pieces that I needed a place to sell them. So, I rented some space at a local vintage mall and set up shop. This is where Rustic Tuesday began.
            
Now that I've expanded to an online store, I get to share the things I love most... farmhouse, vintage and chippy... through the curated collections in the shop. It is my hope that you will love them as much as I do and be inspired to create the home you love.