Oh my! Eulalie's Sky!

Hello there!

Let's talk about Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint for a moment. This paint is all natural, zero VOC, Canadian made and can help to restyle absolutely beautiful furniture, like this:

Sure it's true that this paint can be a little bit finicky when it comes down to predicting its behaviour. . . but I also am a firm believer that most 'accident's' or unpredicted outcomes when restyling furniture can really add to the finished character and charm of a piece. It's almost like the furniture and the paint work together to decide what the finished product will look like. 

Take this beautiful beach inspired dresser for example. I began by painting her with some Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Eulalie's Sky - a stunning blue!

Fun fact: Eulalie's Sky was named after the sky in this painting (above), of a cow named Eulalie. This painting is one of Marion's favourites. (aka: Miss Mustard Seed).

Once the blue had dried, i brushed hemp oil all over the dresser to create a resist between the first and second colour. Then I painted right over that hemp oil layer with some beautiful Dried Lavender.

The hemp oil layer acted as a fantastic resist allowing the Dried Lavender to adhere only in sporadic areas so that lots of the gorgeous Eulalie's Sky could shine through :) As a final painting step I used Miss Mustard Seed's Grain Sack to dry brush some highlights over the entire dresser.

The result of these three colours working together is this beautiful and full of character dresser. Of course, some stunning glass knobs from Mango Reclaimed also helped to finish the look! What do you think?

I would love to hear what you think about Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint - have you tried it yet?? Keep an eye out on our 'workshops' tab to see exciting new classes coming soon!

Restyled! Milk Paint lovelies.

How's your holiday shopping going? If you're like me - you're only about half done at this point . . . it's so hard to find the time! Don't panic, it will all come together as it should - it usually does.

How about a few pretty pictures to calm your mind. . .

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I love this shelf! Milk painted in Mustard Seed Yellow and Grain Sack it's perfect for just about any room in the house. Seriously.

A beautiful pop of colour in your entryway (with storage for keys, mitts, shoes) . . . stylish storage for towels in the bathroom / linens in the hallway or laundry room / dining room platters and dishes / toy storage or even as a change table in baby's room.

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This shelf has it's original hardware, is beautifully distressed and completely versatile.  If someone doesn't pick her up soon I might just take her home with me :)

 

Ok, now how about these bedside tables? Again milk painted and beautifully distressed in the chippy awesome way that only milk paint can do. These stunners are 50's era solid built bedside tables with plenty of storage. They've been painted in Ironstone and Dried Lavender, and the original hardware was given a restyle using twine to soften the look. Love!

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These pieces are all currently available at Mango Reclaimed - for more available items, please check the 'our work' section.