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    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

    Eulalie's Sky Corner Table

    Eulalie's Sky is the Color of the Month {along with Linen} for Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, in May. So, of course, I just had to try it out {admittedly, for the first time}!  And, much like the piece I did in Luckett's Green last month, I am unexpectedly, crazy in love with it! First, Eulalie's Sky is named after the sky in a painting of a cow that hangs above Marian's {Miss Mustard Seed} buffet. The cow in the painting is named Eulalie, and her sky is this perfect pale blue color, with a slight hint of green. [caption id="attachment_426" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Eulalie's Sky Collage |Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint[/caption] I wanted to paint a small piece, to check the amount of coverage I could get from one of our new sample size jars. Each jar has about 3 Tbsp of milk paint powder. Seriously, how cute are these tester jars?!  {on a side note - can you see that the color sticker on the bag isn't quite true to color? And neither is the powdered paint? It comes together when it's mixed, though!} Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Eulalie's Sky | 1 quart and Tester jars |Carver Junk Company Here is the table I decided to paint. Chad picked it up from a thrift store, and I thought it would be about the perfect size for the 3 tbsp of paint in a tester-size jar. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2448"] Small Corner Table Before Milk Paint | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove.[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Small Corner Table Before Milk Paint | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Small Corner Table Before Milk Paint | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove.[/caption] Here is Eulalie's Sky in powder form. It's a creamy color - not at all bluish/teal! But don't worry.... Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Sample Size Jar | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. As a reminder, you should plop the powder onto another surface, add your water, and then put the powder back in - the water should always go into the container first! Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Sample Size Jar | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. That's more like it!  This is 3 Tbsp of powder, and 3 Tbsp of water - a 1:1 ratio that's used for a general paint finish. Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Sample Size Jar | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Then, I added bonding agent. After mixing the powder into the water, I had about 1/2 jar full of paint. So I filled it the rest of the way with bonding agent. You saw how shiny that table was - if I didn't use bonding agent, I surely would have had a chippy mess {vs. a cute intentionally-chipped table} on my hands. Can you believe this all fits in that perfect little jar??  Oh, and yes - the Target bag is my very sophisticated way of spill-proofing while I'm painting in the dining room. Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Sample Size Jar | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. I finished her up, sanded with a 100-grit sandpaper in a circular motion to get that crazy-distressed look, added some antiquing wax to the detailed parts, and then finished the whole thing with clear furniture wax!  We didn't offer her up for sale until the store opened the following Saturday morning, and she was the FIRST THING out the door!  <3 Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Corner Table | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. We used to sell tester/sample size bags with 2 Tbsp of paint for $6 each. We decided we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to try out this paint, so changed over to the jars, with an extra Tbsp of paint, and they are only $4.99 each at the store! Stop in during our May 15-18 sale, and try a color you might not otherwise have tried!