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    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.

    2014 in Review. And What's Happening in 2015!

    2014 was our second full year in business. We've officially been open for 2.5 years! Some days it feels like a lifetime, and I can hardly remember the early months. Other days, it feels like just yesterday that we opened, and I'm in shock at how quickly we've grown! 2014 was such a fun year for us, with two new locations (our Carver store moved to a new building + the new store in Minneapolis), new furniture & handmade vendors on board, and a lot of furniture moving in and out of our doors! We thought it would be fun to share with you some numbers from this past year. Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Chalkboards Sold | Handmade Handpainted Chalk Boards Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Frames Sold | Handmade Handpainted Picture Frames Gallery Wall Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Furniture | Painted Hutch Buffet | Repainted | Milk Paint | Chalk Paint | Lacquer Spray   Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Furniture | Painted Dresser| Repainted | Milk Paint | Chalk Paint | Lacquer Spray Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Furniture |Handmade Tables | Harvest Table | Side Tables | End Table | Painted Repainted | Chalk Paint | Milk Paint   In total, Carver Junk Company re-homed nearly 11,000 {ELEVEN THOUSAND} items in 2014. That includes our vintage, antique, repainted, and handmade items. We are so proud of the impact we're having on the local communities, both because of the amount of furniture and decor we are able to recycle, and the number of local handmade artists we are able to support. We are proud that you choose to shop with us, to purchase and fill your homes with authentic items with character and history. THANK YOU for an amazing year in 2014! Looking forward to 2015 We are actively expanding our handmade inventory. We have brought in handfuls of new artists and vendors in the last couple of months, and anticipate adding more as the year goes on, to ensure we continue to bring you unique, one-of-a-kind items! We are planning more events, workshops, and fun activities than ever in 2015! In 2014, we held over 20 paint workshops, and taught hundreds of DIYers the basics of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. In 2015, we anticipate hosting nearly 1,000 paint workshop participants! We are planning more collaborations with other local businesses. We're currently discussing hosting monthly ladies' nights, beer and wine tastings , and we have some fabulous themed sales coming up (think wine & pub-themed sales, and a weekend full of wedding decor). We are working with local charities to increase our positive community impact, starting with a Puppy Kissing Booth in Minneapolis for Valentine's Day with donations benefiting Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue. We aren't wishing away the year - we're so excited about what it will bring - but we also can't wait to share with you a 2015 year in review twelve months from now! What do you hope to see from Carver Junk Company in 2015? Do you know local artists that would be a great fit in our stores? A local business that would be an amazing partner for us? A charity that could benefit from the work we do? Send us an email at info@carverjunkcompany.com!

    Milk Paint Giveaway: European Colors Released!

    Miss Mustard Seed has released six new milk paint colors in her European milk paint line, and select retailers in the U.S. are also carrying them. Carver Junk Company will stock all six European colors. The shelf date {meaning, the date at which we're allowed to sell them to you} isn't until January 24th. But we're excited that we're able to give away a sample pack of each color before then. Pop on over to our Facebook page to enter - leave a comment telling us which of the six new colors is your favorite. We'll choose a random winner from the comments at Noon on Wednesday to receive all six colors in sample sizes! European Colors | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Mora, Schloss, Arabesque, Layla's Mint, Marzipan, Bergere | Available at Carver Junk Company

    Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Color of the Month: Mustard Seed Yellow

    If you follow Carver Junk Company on Facebook, you know that we offer 10% off the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint colors of the month. Lucky you, November has two colors of the month! If you follow Miss Mustard Seed anywhere online, you probably know that all of her paint colors have a story. While Mustard Seed Yellow and Curio may not have the most interesting stories behind their names, they are one of my favorite colors, and one of the most versatile colors of the paint line, respectively. Below are the details on MSY {Mustard Seed Yellow...we like abbreviations around here...}. I'll give Curio it's own post later this week {or realistically, maybe later this month.}

    Mustard Seed Yellow

    Named after the color of... {surprise} ...seeds from mustard plants. Yellow_Mustard_Seed Miss Mustard Seed {Marian} describes her Mustard Seed Yellow as a "warm, buttery yellow. It's bright without being too bold and it's a perfect 'happy yellow.'" mustard-seed-yellow-collage1 mustard-seed-yellow-sample-board I love the variety available within the MMS paint line, when using different top coats over the same color. The Golden Sycamore put together these awesome samples to show how MSY looks with each of the available top coats. Here are some of our favorite Mustard Seed Yellow projects {via Pinterest} [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Mustard Seed Yellow, finished with Antiquing Wax. Love that pop of grey as an interior accent![/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] This beauty really is a ray of summer sunshine! Love the mix of the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Mustard Seed Yellow with Linen accents![/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] A kitchen makeover in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Mustard Seed Yellow. Bold, but beautiful, and it just shows that this color doesn't need to be overwhelming![/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] And, a small commode painted in MMSMP Mustard Seed Yellow, from our own Carver Junk Company. The top and long drawer left natural, with some modern dark pulls.[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Not quite ready to jump in with a whole piece of furniture? How about some sunny yellow mason jars, painted and used as vases? MMSMP MSY and Ironstone![/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Just a pop of color under a beautifully refinished natural wood top. MMSMP Mustard Seed Yellow on the base of a gate leg table. Perfect![/caption] Stop on out this month and grab some Mustard Seed Yellow Milk Paint - it's 10% off! Need a little help on how to get started with Milk Paint? We have two Milk Paint Basics workshops coming up - we'll teach you the basics, give you the confidence to tackle your own projects, and you'll get 10% off ALL paint & supplies during the evening of the workshop {we supply everything you need to participate in the workshop - you get 10% off take-home supplies.} The Carver store is open Nov 12th from 6-8:00 pm, The 13-15th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday the 16th from Noon - 4:00 pm. We hope to see you!   P.S. we will be offering milk paint for sale online {yes, we'll ship it} by the end of the month! woohoo!