Did you see my instagram post a couple days ago? I was super excited about a little secret I had, but couldn’t quite share it just yet. Well folks, today’s the day! The secret’s out!
I am now a retailer of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint!
I am SO EXCITED to be able to sell this fabulous paint! Eeek!! 😀
So you might be thinking “What?! I’ve never heard Allison even mention milk paint on her blog and now all of the sudden she’s selling it?” Yeah, I totally get that! I actually asked my husband the other night “do you think it’s weird that I’m going to be selling a paint that I’ve barely used?” He responded with a resounding “yes”!
Well, if I may…here was my rationale.
I think Marian (Miss Mustard Seed) is fabulous and I’ve followed her blog since before I started painting furniture.
I’ve used the milk paint a couple times, and although it’s quite different from Chalk Paint®, it is so fun and versatile to work with.
Going to Lucketts this spring and talking with someone who sold Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint got me really excited about possibly selling it myself.
So, I just filled out an application and hoped I’d be approved.
And I was!
And I’m super excited about selling the paint in addition to my furniture and accessories that I already sell! Not only do I get to support a great product, I get to help support my family at the same time all while being a
So, I’m diving into this full steam ahead.
Reading and researching info and techniques. It’s my goal to become as educated on MMS Milk Paint as I can so that I can share all that knowledge with my customers (and of course my blog readers!) and get them as excited about it as I am!
Plus, since I love painting, it’s really a win-win for me. I get to do what I love and learn a ton along the way!
My display hutch is a Drexel piece I found at a garage sale this summer. I painted it with a coat of Ironstone and let it dry. For the second coat, I mixed Grainsack with a bit of Eulalie’s Sky – at about a 95 / 5% ratio.
Once that was dry, I did a bit of distressing with 150 grit sand paper and then applied antiquing wax to the whole exterior.
I’m so in love with this piece. I decided to leave a price tag off for a while. I just don’t know if I can part with it!
Surprisingly, I was actually able to get one more piece painted between receiving my shipment Tuesday evening and setting up my display today (all while hubby worked a r.e.a.l.l.y. long overtime shift yesterday and I was “stuck” with the kiddos!).
I got this bed frame from a friend who was going to throw it out. It was her bed from when she was a child and she didn’t need it anymore.
Ever since I placed my order for milk paint, I knew I wanted to try a piece in Eulalie’s Sky. I figured this bed frame would be the perfect piece!
I painted it with two coats of Eulalie’s Sky, distressed with a coarse sanding sponge, and then applied MMS white wax to the whole piece.
The white wax is so fun. You use it exactly like you would the antiquing wax. After you apply the white wax, you let it set a few minutes and then when you wipe off the excess, you leave some of the wax in the cracks and crevices.
It’s a super easy way to give a piece a white washed look.
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Well, since I have a basement full of furniture and a ton of new paint to play with, I’ll be working my booty off getting acquainted with my paint brush! But, really, I can’t call it work. It’s more like play! 😀
P.S. At this point, I’m not selling the paint online, but if you’re in Hudsonville, MI, be sure to stop in if you need anything!