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    Milk Paint Colors are Retiring!

    All you Apron Strings and Dried Lavender fans, tune in....these pretty, fun colors are going into retirement. Miss Mustard Seed released a new color line last year, with six European-inspired colors {which we love, btw} and it's time for a few of the original colors to say au revoir. Purchase online before they're gone: Apron Strings | Retired Color | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Carver Junk Company | Milk Paint Colors Retiring  Dried-Lavender-Collage-1   Apron Strings is a personal favorite of mine, so I'm a bit bummed to hear it's going away. If you remember, we used it as the coral color in our daughter's nursery, and I still love it as much as I did then. So much so, that Chad has his lacquer spray color-matched to Apron Strings, too! {on that note, if you want something custom painted in this color, we can make it happen}. Dried Lavender has always gotten a bad rap, in my opinion. It's not as purple as people seem to assume, based on the name. It's actually a beautiful dusty gray color with just a hint of lavender undertones. Our vendors have painted quite a few pieces with it, and customers are always surprised when they hear the name of the color! If you love them, scoop them up now while they're still available! Looking for some new color inspiration? Head over to our Pinterest board: Inspiration: Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint or check out the new colors below!   bergere-collage  arabesque-collage  Schloss-Collage laylas-mint-collage  marzipan-Collage Mora-Collage farmhouse-white

    March Milk Paint Madness! And paint giveaway.

    March. Milk Paint. Madness!  The weather around here isn't the only madness....we're giving away $200 worth of milk paint in our March Madness bracket-style voting competition. Customers from around the country submitted their completed milk-painted projects, and we matched them up head-to-head for some friendly competition. With over 1,000 people voting in the first round, we've narrowed it down to ten projects for Round Two. The winner of the Contest will receive $150 in their choice of Milk Paint products, and one lucky voter will receive $50 in their choice of Milk Paint products. And if you don't win? No worries, our shipping is always free! You guys, there are a LOT of different furniture paints on the market these days. Some professionally-manufactured, and some moonshine-style, made in someone's garage. All of them have their uses, and our vendors even use a variety of them. But we have a hands-down favorite in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, and here's why: it's all-natural, zero-VOC (no toxins), and it's the safest paint around. The color palette is gorgeous, and it's really versatile; chippy & primitive, opaque & modern, use it as a stain or a wash, or an all-over color. It's the easiest to distress (if you wish), and doesn't leave brush strokes on your finished piece. That's my sales pitch. But seriously, check out the variety in the pieces below. Vote for your Round Two favorites {check out the Round One entries here}:

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    The winners of Round Two will advance to the next round; voting starts March 26th! {and yes, one of them will get a "bye" week...because making brackets is clearly not my business strength...whoops. The Round Two piece with the most votes will get a "bye."} If you're feeling inspired, but still a bit nervous about milk paint, we have a Bring Your Own Piece workshop coming up mid-April. We teach you the basics, then help you paint a small piece of your own from start to finish.

    Happy voting! Brandy

    Milk Paint: Colors of the Month, and Upcoming Workshops!

    Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Color of the Month | Mora + Shutter Gray | Available at Carver Junk Company   Every month, Miss Mustard Seed features two colors as Colors of the Month. September's COTM are Shutter Gray and Mora.

    Say Hello to Shutter Gray

    Shutter Gray is one of Marian’s {Miss Mustard Seed} favorites.  It’s a French blue/gray that has a faded quality about it.  It’s named for a pair of old gray shutters Marian found at an antique store. For a pale blue gray, mix Shutter Gray with Grain Sack.  It pairs well with Mustard Seed Yellow and Linen.
     Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Shutter Gray | Milk Paint Colors | Available at Carver Junk Company | September Color of the Month COTM Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Shutter Gray | Milk Paint Colors | Available at Carver Junk Company | September Color of the Month COTM

    Say Hello to Mora

    Mora is named for the famous curvy clocks made in Mora, Sweden.  It is a whisper of a color – a neutral with gray, blue and green undertones. Pair it with French Enamel or Boxwood green to bring out the hints of color, or with Layla's Mint to create a soft, neutral palette. Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | European Line | Mora | Milk Paint Colors | Available at Carver Junk Company | September Color of the Month COTM Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | European Line | Mora | Milk Paint Colors | Available at Carver Junk Company | September Color of the Month COTM   Try out these colors - or any color of your choice, at one of our upcoming workshops! Sept 8th - learn the basics of milk paint while creating a MN-shaped wall art piece! you'll stain, seal, and paint using exclusively milk paint products, and take home a great new piece of decor, along with all the skills to paint your own furniture. Sept 25th - in our string art, dinner & drinks workshop, you'll start out by painting or staining your wood background with our milk paint products. you can make your wood look aged, or paint it with a pop of color before learning to string your design. dinner & drinks provided! Oct 11th - only 2 spots left in our bring your own piece workshop - we've combined the milk paint basics & advanced techniques into a single four-hour workshop. you'll leave with a small, finished piece of your own furniture, and the confidence that you can paint anything!   Here are a few more examples of real pieces painted in the Colors of the Month: Mora Collage Color of the Month Carver Junk Company Shutter Gray Milk Paint Collage Carver Junk Company

    Milk Paint Colors of the Month: Luckett's Green & Dried Lavender

    Every month, Miss Mustard Seed features Colors of the Month {it used to be Color, but now with the European line, there are 24 colors, so each month gets two.} While these two are the least likely to make an appearance in our home, they {like every color in the line} coordinate beautifully with the other 22 colors, and are absolutely stunning on the right pieces & in the right homes! They are both also excellent colors to mix with others, creating some brilliant custom colors. Check out the collages below for inspiration, and head on over to our online shop {or either of our stores in the Minneapolis area} to pickup some paint for your own projects! Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Luckett's Green Color | Furniture Paint Projects | Milk Paint Collage | CarverJunkCompany.com1. Luckett's Green & French Enamel mixed for a custom color, by All Dolled Up. 2. Luckett's Green in a wash and chippy finish on a coffee table, by Carver Junk Company. 3. Luckett's Green on a two-tone empire-style buffet, by Dust and All Vintage. 4. Luckett's Green chippy perfection dresser, by All Things New Designs. 5. Luckett's Green on a primitive hutch, by My Urban Retreat. Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Dried Lavender Color | Furniture Paint Projects | Milk Paint Collage | CarverJunkCompany.com1. Dried Lavender with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint wax and hemp oil top coats, by Golden Sycamore. 2. Dried Lavender nightstands made from an old desk, with MMSMP Antiquing Wax, by Fab Rehab. 3. Dried Lavender end table, by Golden Sycamore. 4. A repurposed dresser in Dried Lavender as a bathroom vanity, by Dear Emmeline. 5. A vanity/desk in a mixture of Dried Lavender and Trophy, by Fab Rehab. 5. Milk Paint powder by Miss Mustard Seed.  

    Which colors in the Miss Mustard Seed line are your favorites?

    FREE SHIPPING on Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

    Free shipping on all Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint products for a limited time. Order online now! Questions on Milk Paint, or how to use it? Check out our Milk Paint FAQs. Our online store is also formatted to walk you through the steps & necessary products as you shop.   Carver Junk Company Spring Sale | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Free Shipping | Furniture Paint |DIY Sale   We also offer Milk Paint workshops, where you get hands-on practice mixing, applying, and finishing a small project! Register here.