On April 27, 2012 (four months ago to the day), I announced that I was going to have my own line of milk paint. It was my pie-in-the-sky-dream-come-true. Four months later, I received my first shipment of milk paint. Not just any milk paint. MY milk paint. Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. In the boxes and labeling and packaging that I carefully selected and hmmm’d and haw’d over. In the custom colors I mixed and designed. I sat cross-legged on the floor, pricing each box. Just by myself. In a bandanna and some sweats splattered with paint. There wasn’t a big ribbon to cut or a ceremony and I wasn’t sipping an IZZE soda while a team of people I don’t know priced it for me. It was just me in my living room with my paint. It was a sweet moment as I looked at the stack of boxes. It’s here. It’s time. It really happened. I then imagined all of the boxes being shipped to my 80+ retailers. Not just here in the US, but around the world…Canada, the UK and hopefully soon to Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. One word – overwhelming. Okay, two words – overwhelming and humbling.
(Can you tell I’m a bit in love with my own packaging?)
This Thursday, I’m going to drive it all down to Lucketts and it will officially be for sale! I still have so much to do! More videos to make, more colors to introduce, more information to write for the website… Ack! I just need to celebrate this huge accomplishment, though, and take the to-do list one step at a time. The website will go live in a few days and you’ll be able to find a list of all of the online retailers as well as physical shop locations on an interactive Google map.
It’s still going to take a while for the paint to roll out to all of the retailers, so please be patient if you placed a pre order and you’re waiting. Everyone’s moving as quickly as they can.
Another exciting thing that happened today is my kitchen floor tile was installed! It looks awesome and I’ll share the entire process in another post. It looks gorgeous, though!
The winner of the Junk Bonanza Giveaway is… Irene Gibson! Enjoy a roadtrip with your girlfriend!