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FARMHOUSE WHITE ANTIQUE DRESSER MAKEOVER

We love all things by Stacey (Embracing Change)!!  This antique dresser is painted in with a bespoke color (a custom mix).

FARMHOUSE WHITE + GRAIN SACK

Connect with Stacey and find so much inspiration on her Facebook page, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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I loved this dresser the moment I laid eyes on her!

She was a piece I knew had to be done in white.
And I don’t use white on every dresser.
Just certain ones.
I love white, but I love lots of other colors too 🙂

I chose to use a custom mix of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Farmhouse White and Grainsack – I don’t really precisely measure when mixing paint, but I would guess there was about 75% Farmhouse White in the mix.
I did use the Extra Bond in the mix.

I distressed her and then sealed her up in Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil.

See more pictures and learn more about this dresser HERE.

 

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Want some more Bespoke colors (custom mixed Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colors)?  Find them here!

Want some before and after inspiration?  We have those too!  Find them here!

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MMSMP on INSTAGRAM

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE seeing all the MMSMP inspiration on Instagram! Check out these lovelies!

We’d love to see what you’re doing on Instagram. Don’t forget to use #iheartmilkpaint #mmsmilkpaint #mmsmp

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MMSMP on INSTAGRAM

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE seeing all the MMSMP inspiration on Instagram! Check out these lovelies!

We’d love to see what you’re doing on Instagram. Don’t forget to use #iheartmilkpaint #mmsmilkpaint #mmsmp

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MMSMP on INSTAGRAM

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE seeing all the MMSMP inspiration on Instagram! Check out these lovelies!

We’d love to see what you’re doing on Instagram. Don’t forget to use #iheartmilkpaint #mmsmilkpaint #mmsmp

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RETAILER SPOTLIGHT | Yasmin Michielsen

We love our retailers!
Our retailer spotlight this week is Yasmin, owner of Ruby Wonen.

 

RUBY WONEN
Bosstraat 12
4611 NC Bergen op Zoom

Opening hours:
Wednesday: 10:00 to 17:30
Thursday: 10:00 to 17:30
Friday: 10:00 to 19:30
Saturday: 10: 00h to 17: 00h

0164-657450

CONNECT WITH YASMIN
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I’m Yasmin Michielsen, 27, born and raised in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands. I live with my partner and dog.  My dog loves watching me paint, and once in a while give the pieces an extra touch with some dog hair!

At the age of 17, I joined the Army and was a sergeant for 6 years. As a kid a always wanted to be an interior architect, don’t know what went wrong there! 😉   I guess I needed some adventure first!  After 6 years of army, I got time to think about a new start because of cuts in the Military. My dad is the owner of Cling On Brushes, so I was quite familiar with painting furniture. We ordered some Milk Paint at Old Red Barn, the distributor for Milk Paint and Cling On brushes. My first project was this lovely piece of furniture, and I painted it Eulalie’s Sky for my dining room. I loved it!!  I started thinking, how awesome would it be, if I can make work out of my hobby?  As a kid I was always very creative, and with a painters family, I had to keep the traditions in honor.  But of course with a touch of Yasmin 😊
 

You can’t ask me which color I love the most – that’s torture! OK… so if I have to choose, I have to say Eulalie’s Sky.  It was my first color I ever tried and still loving it. And Boxwood, Bergere, Layla’s Mint, Artissimo….. I stop here 😉

I loooove going to second buy shops, cute animal prints and feathers. And flowers! Every week a lovely lady brings in fresh flower bouquets, which customers can buy. 
Whenever I have the time, I love to read home magazines… which in this case you can imagine the “to-read-pile”

 

 

 

MMSMP on INSTAGRAM

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE seeing all the MMSMP inspiration on Instagram! Check out these lovelies!

We’d love to see what you’re doing on Instagram. Don’t forget to use #iheartmilkpaint #mmsmilkpaint #mmsmp

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CURIO AS A STAIN

We are loving this beautiful horn coat rack by Annie of Simply Chic.  

After mixing the paint, Annie lightly sanded any rough edges and applied 3 coats of Curio as a stain.  She sealed the piece with two coats of Hemp Oil.  READ THE FULL POST HERE.

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First, lets get our ingredients ready. Of course we need our MMSMP in Curio then our mixing cup and stir stick, plus our measuring instruments. I must preface this by saying that I try to recycle as many things as possible. You will notice my cup is from Starbucks; this is because my husband had an every day addiction to it so I asked him to please bring me home his cups. I just clean them out with a little soap and water and they are good to go! I think I must have a whole cabinet full by now. Also my stir stick has duck tape on the end because I didn’t have a short stick so I just broke a long one in half. Now to the measuring…

 

When you use this paint the normal ratio is 1 to 1 but in using as a stain it is 3 to 1. For this project though I chose to do a 2 to 1 ratio. That is 2 parts water to 1 part MMSMP.

I used a light sand paper to open up the grain and also to remove any rough edges of the wood. Cleaning off the piece after sanding is really important, you can use a vacuum or some Windex and a rag.   

READ THE FULL POST HERE

MMSMP on INSTAGRAM

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE seeing all the MMSMP inspiration on Instagram! Check out these lovelies!

We’d love to see what you’re doing on Instagram. Don’t forget to use #iheartmilkpaint #mmsmilkpaint #mmsmp

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RETAILER SPOTLIGHT | Melissa Fuller

Our retailer spotlight this week is Melissa, owner of Freshly Worn Furniture.

FRESHLY WORN FURNITURE
389 E Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

(408) 915-2743

HOURS:
Wednesday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm 

CONNECT WITH MELISSA
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I have been a stay at home mom for almost 10 years. My beautiful girls are 8 and 10 years old and still keep me busy every minute.  We are holding steady at 2 cats and 1 dog – there have been a lot of furry friends at our house in the past.  Freshly Worn Furniture opened in October 2016.  It has been my dream to share the joy of painting with others.  Sharing the experience of creating something beautiful brings joy to me but also my workshop participants.  It inspires me to teach more and find new techniques to share. 

I have always looked for things to keep me busy.  Painting fulfills my creative side and inspires me with the color and texture.  I get inspiration from the furniture pieces themselves.  My husband laughs at me but I always say the piece will tell me what color it wants to be and I wait until it does.  My collections change but right now I am drawn to vintage padlocks with the original keys, old paint brushes (that was inspired by Marian) and vintage chalkboards.  Boxwood is my fast favorite MMSMP color with Luckett’s Green very close behind. I adore the brilliant pigments and tones that pop up when painting with milk paint.  I am surprised by the beauty milk paint brings every time I use it.