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Milk Paint Workshop Giveaway


Next week I am on the move again!  I am traveling to the city where the majority of my blog readers and Facebook fans call home – Houston.  That’s right.  Houstonites (Houstoners?  Sorry, I’ve just been told it’s Houstonians…) give me a lot of love and blog traffic and it’s time that I pay them a visit.  I will be there January 11-12 for a milk paint demo, book signing, breakfast and one workshop.  It’s going to be a packed couple of days, but I’m really looking forward to it.  Would you believe I have never been to Texas?  I’ve been to Russia, but I’ve never been to Texas!  I’ll be there with my boots on and I’m excited to meet Mandie from Altar’d, my retailer and hostess, and a few blog friends like Lesli, Christi and a some others.

If you’re in the area and would like to attend any events, here is the schedule…

Friday, January 11th
5-6 pm Free Milk Paint Demo
6-8 pm Book Signing

Saturday. January 12
8 am-10 am
Breakfast with Miss Mustard Seed
Tickets $50 & includes gourmet breakfast. Limited to 50 people.

11 am – 3 pm
MMS Milk Paint Workshop
Bring a small piece of furniture that you can carry in under your arm, all paint, supplies and a catered lunch will be provided.
$275, limited to 15 people.
Contact Mandie at [email protected] or 713-447-8579 for breakfast and workshop reservations


(me teaching in Petaluma, California)

I hope a lot of you can join me!  And to sweeten the deal, Mandie is offering TWO free tickets to the workshop and TWO free tickets to the breakfast!  Just leave a comment on this post if you’d like to enter AND are available to attend.  You must be 18 or older to be eligible to win.  The giveaway will close Sunday, January 6, 2013, at midnight PST.  I’ll announce the four winners on Monday.  If you’ve already bought tickets, you can still enter and will be reimbursed if you win.

Good luck!!

I also wanted to announce that there is a workshop this weekend at Greenworks Building Supply in Vancouver, Canada.  It is being taught by the president of Homestead House, the manufacturer of my Milk Paint, so it will be very informative!  Here are the details…

January 6, 2012
11am – 4pm
386 West 8th Ave
$150.00 includes all supplies, floating book shelf to paint, lunch and snacks
Receive 10% off all Milk Paint purchases on the day of the course

They will cover step by step the methods to transform your piece. You will learn how to prepare the milk paint, patch holes or rehab if necessary, apply colors of your choice, distress and apply the furniture waxes for a finish coat. Your piece goes from rehab to fab in one day! There are a limited number of spots available for the course so sign up today!
Call: 604-685-3611 or
email: [email protected]

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  1. maryanne fields says:

    It’s Houstonians! And we’ll welcome to you to Texas. I’d love to win.

  2. Mary P says:

    I think we are Houstonians but we look forward to you being here.

  3. Michelle B says:

    I would LOVE to be entered to win!! And welcome to Texas y’all :)

  4. I’m proud to be a native Houstonian and I would love to win a chance to see you!

  5. Michelle says:

    WooHoo! You’re coming to Texas! I’m only four hours from Houston and can be there in a heart beat! :)

  6. Would so appreciate this win! I am very curious about milk paint. I think it is a cool medium! Welcome to Texas!

  7. Carol says:

    I would love to be at your event. I live less than 15 min from the shop. I also have some of your chalk paint, and would love to see your demo, I haven’t used mine yet.

    Welcome to Texas, you are coming at the right time of year, it’s not hotter that you know what yet.

  8. Elaine Alllbritton says:

    I would love to give this to my mom as a late Christmas gift! She works so hard and painting is her way to de-stress!

  9. Yay, you’re coming to Texas! Stay awhile and we’ll make you an honorary Texan. I’m in the hill country and can make your Houston appearance. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. LIsa Roussel says:

    I’d love to attend your event! We are actually in the process of moving to Houston and will be back soon to continue our house hunt. I’ve also just started painting furniture. Next up an old English chest and mirror. It would be fantastic to try your milk paint on this piece.

  11. I would love to have the chance to win! Just being able to hear you in person would be the kick in the pants I need to get this year going for me. You’re gonna love Texas, it truly is a whole other country!!

  12. How fun!

  13. Meghan Henry says:

    Ooooooh! I would LOVE to win! I’m an Austinite by birth, but could easily become a Houstonian by day! Fingers crossed.

  14. I don’t live in Houston….but I could make the seven hour trip with no trouble…so please count me in:)


  15. Can’t wait to meet you, Marian! I’d love to win…

  16. Amy Weatherly says:

    I would love to attend this event!! This would a fabulous gift for my awesome mom!

  17. Jakelyn Piccoli says:

    Howdy!! Welcome to Texas!!!

  18. Suzy H. says:

    What a great contest! I would love the chance to meet you and see this paint in action.

  19. Iris Campos says:

    I would love to attend, it would be such a blessing!!

  20. Stephanie Oldham says:

    Please count me in as well! I don’t mind traveling from Austin to see you!

  21. Pick me! Pick me! I’m only 4 hours away :)

  22. Kim Gartner says:

    I’m just a hop, skip and a jump away from Houston! I’d love to come to the workshop. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  23. Chas Pinto says:

    How cool?! Welcome to Texas!! I’d love to win :)

    I’ve been dying to try your paint and I’m a huge fan of Altar’d :)

  24. West Houston representing over here! Welcome to our wonderful state… although I’m a native Ohioan in actuality. 😉 I hope I win!! :)

  25. This (former) Houstonian would love to attend!

  26. Texan here that would love to go!!

  27. I would be honored to win

  28. Tanya says:

    The great state of Texas welcomes your blessings! Would love to win

  29. Dianne says:

    Would love to go!!!

  30. Pascah says:

    I would LOVE to attend!!

  31. Cheryl says:

    I have furniture to paint . Would love for you to show me how .

  32. Monica Sweeney says:

    Oh my goodness – this native Houstonian would love, love, love to come!!! How exciting!!

  33. Elsie Russell says:

    Bring your umbrella….just in case! We have what you call “5-minute weather” in Texas! If you don’t like the weather……just wait 5 minutes, it will change! Ha! And, it always seems to rain in Houston. :o) Safe travels!

  34. Doreen Manak says:

    Just got your book today & can’t wait for you to sign it! Would love to win tickets for the workshop or breakfast! :)

  35. Welcome to Texas! I hope you have a wonderful visit! I live outside of Houston and it would be a thrill to attend!

  36. Lourdes Algorta says:

    I LOVE LOVE everything you do! I would LOVE to attend the workshop, but don’t have the means. Hoping to win the giveaway :-)

  37. Move mountains right here in Texas! I live just a car ride away and would be honored to win the give away. Have been following you for a couple years now.

    Welcome to Texas!

  38. Cindy Landrum says:

    A great big Howdy and welcome to Texas!! I would be thrilled if I won! I have numerous pieces of furniture I want to “re-purpose” but I don’t know where to begin.

  39. Terri says:

    Welcome to Houston sweetheart, be prepared for the best dose of hospitality, friendly faces and hugs, that’s just what we do! I’d love to participate in the workshop after a wonderful breakfast. But I will warn you, this may be your first trip to Houston, but it won’t be your last. We’re just too fun here! Good luck everyone!

  40. Love your wonderful style and your amazing talent with a paint brush. Would love to b entered in the giveaway.

  41. Tywana Greene says:

    So glad you’re coming to Houston. Lots of fans here and I’m a big one. Would love to attend and thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!!!!!

  42. Well howdy Mrs Mustard Seed, we would be mighty pleased to have you mozing on into Texas
    This painting is all new to me but i look so forward to it
    Would be mighty nice to when the tickets, have just the right person to bring. Single mom of two boys lost her job last week

    See you
    Myrna green

  43. Charline says:

    Would love to meet you and shop at Altar’d. Thank you!

  44. Yay that you’re coming to Houston! I’d love for my mom and her friend to win (since I’m in Portugal). And fun that you’re doing this with Mandie–I went to high school with her husband–just saw her at the 20 year reunion this summer. Enjoy Texas! I hope you get some nice warm weather!

  45. Summer Steele Dannar says:

    Hubby and I have biz that would really benefit from learning these products! Not to mention, he is scheduled for back surgery the end January and need some R&R (and yes, we consider this R&R! :D) before he is out for awhile. <3

  46. Jody Cone says:

    I would LOVE to win in Houston!!! I could really benefit from a class like this!!:);)

  47. I’m a “Minnesotian” and I’d love to win. I would love the workshops, I would love the food and I would love the warmth. It’s c c cold here.

  48. Would love to try this milk paint and meet other creatives. Pls place my name in for the drawing.

  49. Kelly says:

    Have fun in Texas. I lived in Dallas for 10 years ( during my childhood). I LOVED living there! When my husband lost his job a few years ago, I was hoping he would find a job in Texas so we can move there.. Alas, he got a job here in Harrisburg and we are stuck here for the rest of our days. Boo hoo!

    Gonna warn ya, in Texas, you have to go BIG or go home! They like to make everything big.

    Wish you guys have a few more days of fun in Texas, you can go to Austin and San Antonio… loads of things to do there.

    Have fun and have a safe trip!
    YDCF xo

  50. Super Fun! Would L-O-V-E to go!! Yeah!!

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