Curio: Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Color of the Month, Part 2 and Christmas Trees

Nov 28, 20142
November is a lucky month; it gets TWO colors of the month, and they're both what I'd consider "staples" of the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint line. Earlier this month, I shared some of the "Pinspiration" images for Mustard Seed Yellow, the other November MMSMP COTM {sorry, the part of me that lives in the corporate world can't get away from using acronyms for everything!!} Curio wasn't among my first favorite colors of the line, because,'s just brown. I don't know many people whose favorite color is brown {no offense if you happen to love it}. And then, I realized just how VERSATILE it is! For example, did you know you can use it as a stain, in place of stinky, chemical stains? Think dark walnut, in a healthier variety! In fact, it's not just Curio you can use as a stain - you can use the stain technique with any color in the MMS Milk Paint line, but Curio just happens to be the most naturally-colored for stain. {Tip: Mix 3 parts water to 1 part powder, and voila - stain!} Curio Milk Paint as a stain | Source: Pinterest, Original Unknown | Found via Carver Junk Company Curio can, of course, be used as a brown paint as well, but we wanted to show you some amazing pieces using Curio as a stain! Here are some Pinspiration pics: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="555"] Curio over a previously stained surface, with a hemp oil distress. Lovely![/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="555"] Click on this photo for a great before & after - the base is painted in Grain Sack, and the top sanded down and stained in Curio. Gorg![/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="555"] Check out the depth of the Curio stain on this gorgeous buffet. Finished with Hemp Oil, it really deepens and enriches the color![/caption]   Curio isn't just great as a final color, either, it's fabulous to use as a first coat, followed by a thin coat of furniture wax, and then a coat of any color of milk paint for a pretty chippy finish with dark wood underneath! This is the technique we teach in all of our Basics workshops - so you get the opportunity to mix Milk Paint as a stain, and as a paint, as well as to use all of the top coat options! Only three more days to get 10% off of the November Colors of the Month. Can you believe it's almost December already? We're headed out tomorrow to get our Christmas tree - though we're still debating if it'll be real or fake. Chad votes fake {less work, less mess} and I vote real {it's CHRISTMAS, and vacuuming up pine needles smells good!}. Either way, we're looking forward to decorating it for Delainey's first Christmas! What's your vote? Real tree or fake?

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