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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. Penny says:

    I already have this on my calendar!! I have a friend visiting from Angola, Africa that week, and it would be a special treat to come with her. I think she needs to take your paint back with her! I have been following your blog/emails for a while and look forward to meeting you in the flesh!!

    • Maggie says:

      Good Afternoon, Marion!

      It would be such a blessing to meet you. I have really enjoyed your book and it was a wonderful gift for my daughter for Christmas. We would love to attend your breakfast and workshop at Altar’d. Thank you for giving me a blog that I look forward to checking every day.

      Have a wonderful REST of your weekend!

  2. Maria says:

    I would love to attend.!!

  3. Lisa Conner Hanzi says:

    Like to welcome ya’ll to Texas. I was born and raised here and live in Humble, Texas right outside of Houston. Mandie is great!!. Love her furniture and have purchased some from her when she was here in Huffman, Texas. Follow your blog and video’s. It’s always so much fun. Would love to come to the Breakfast or Workshop. Enjoy your stay here and all the Southern Hospitality our state has to offer.

  4. Sue Layne says:

    So hoping I can come!! Can’t wait to see if I win!!

  5. Melanie Castleberry says:

    I HOPE I WIN!!!! I’m in Houston and would love to go but we are flat broke! I’m at least going to attend the Friday night part if I don”t win. That part’s free, right? I’m so excited you’re coming to Houston!!! :)

  6. I would love to attend!

    • I’m new at this and will be near the houston area:) My laptop kept dying and I hope I made it in time. Hoping to win <3 I am a beginner and have been researching about painting. I don't know much about it. But, I would love to learn! I'm trying fix up my master bedroom and get inexpensive furniture to paint. I have no idea what I'm doing, but figured I would just take a leap and give it a try. Our bedroom looks so blah since the Hurricane about 5 years ago which a nice pine tree turned our house into a treehouse. :( We are just now getting to fix all of our rooms, especially the kids. I figured repainting inexpensive furniture would be more beneficial than buying new for all 4 rooms. yikes! I know I wrote a novel! But, I'm so glad i found out about you (from a friend in Dallas:) yay! Hope I get to learn how to get started, because I have no idea what I'm doing! LOL!

  7. Tammy Barclay says:

    I would LOVE to be entered to win the 2 free tickets for breakfast & 2 free tickets for Miss Mustard Seed at Altar’d in Houston, TX!! Can’t wait till Monday to hear the winner!!!

  8. I’d love to attend but sorry to say Not!
    I’d love to win really.
    Will keep watching and reading.

  9. Nancy H says:

    Been following your blog for awhile now and have learned many new techniques when it comes to painting. Also, received your book for Christmas. Would really love to be a part of your scheduled stop in Houston this weekend.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Donna says:

    please enter me for the giveaway! would love to learn about milk paint and see you in person (I’ve watched you many, many times in your video tutorials!)

  11. Martha LeJeune says:

    Love looking at all your furniture. Would love to attend.

  12. Barbara Woods says:

    You totally inspire me! I would love to meet you and attend the workshop! Here’s wishing myself good luck!

  13. Sarah Tittel says:

    Would love to attend! I’ve watched your tutorials and I’m interested to learn more. Altar’d is a great place to shop, I have multiple pieces from them!

  14. Miranda S. says:

    I’d love to attend the workshop! Pleas enter my name!!!!!!

  15. Terry B says:

    I would LOVE to attend! I’ve been following you on daily emails and I am so excited that y’all are coming to Texas! I’m from Dallas and definitely would travel to Houston for this awesome experience. Pick me please!

  16. Nan Babb says:

    I would love to attend!!! Pick me!!!

  17. Erin Wiebe says:

    I would love to attend!!!!!!!!! Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!! That would be super amazing!
    I would love to win!

  19. good luck to all the Texans!!!!!!!!! I am in PA…. :( waitin on Miss Mustard Seed to come to Bucks County!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Amber says:

    I would love to attend!!!!

  21. Petria OReilly says:

    I’ve been most blessed to find Altar’d and Miss Mustard Seed! Miriam, I’m so looking forward to meeting you and your mama here in Texas and to learning more about your wonderful paint. I bought some at Altar’d , took it home, mixed it up, painted the table, and it was love at first brush.

    We’re so happy to have you both in The Lone Star state.

    Safe travels,


  22. I would LOVE to come to either event. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DRAW ME…

  23. Dear Marian!!!
    I missed the Vancouver workshop!!!!
    I had no idea!!!! TODAY is January 6…
    ANyway, I will go on their website, this will probably happen again…

    And please, keep posting your schedule, I would love to come to Seattle to see you!!!
    It is the next big capital close to me and it is about a 5 hours drive from here.
    Have fun in Houston!!!

  24. Christal Wilson says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Live outside of Houston and JUST saw this post that you’ll be hosting the clinic next weekend! Happy 2013!

  25. Got my ticket but sure would enjoy a free ticket plus a have another big fan that wants to attend.

  26. What an amazing opportunity!! I would love to attend. Please enter me in the drawing!!

  27. Sharon says:

    I used to live in Houston now in Dallas and would love to win.. I can meet you and visit my daughter…that’s definitely a win win…please pick me…and come on to Dallas since you will be so close..

  28. I live in Houston and would love to the lucky winner!!! Can’t wait to see all the creative ideas shared at the workshop!!! Love your blog and all the inspiration. Hope to see you next weekend!!!!!

  29. Sherill says:

    My question is do you have any plans to come to Atlanta…and if so when and where?

  30. Maria Machen says:

    I would love, love, love to attend the painting workshop!! I can be in Houston in 5 hours and can certainly do it! Please pick me!!!! Love you, MMS!

  31. Yes, I would love a chance to win coming to your exciting workshop here in Houston! I already have 3 clients right now I have encouraged to do some chalk painting for their furniture. This would be very helpful and motivating!

  32. Lisa Graham-Garza says:

    Would love to win and meet you in person.
    Saying a prayer!!

  33. patricia herman says:

    i would love to win the tickets to this!!!!

  34. WHAT? Never been to Texas? Why that’s just un-American… You know everything’s bigger here in Texas and that includes our “Welcome Y’all!” So hope to see you soon!!! After 25 years of serving in the military, our family is finally back home!!!! Think you will love it! Take off your boots and stay awhile, and if you can’t stay long, we know you’ll wanna come back soon! You’ll have to visit San Antonio, the people, the food, the sights, the sounds, the Alamo! Texas has a whole lot to offer and we are proud to welcome you! God Bless You and God Bless Texas!!!

  35. Tammie Burton says:

    Yes!!!….count me in! I’d love the opportunity to learn from you and be a part of the MMS community in Houston. It would be a fun opportunity! I would love the chance to learn how to up my furniture painting game!!

  36. Tammy J says:

    I live in Houston (Rice University Area) AND I’ve been to Russia 3 times – 2 beautiful babies from there (now 11 yo and 9 yo). I would love to come and participate!

  37. Karin Gibeau says:

    My mom told me about this event and would really like me to take her to it. She does not know that I’m commenting on here and hopefully I can surprise her by winning the tickets!! She would really like to go and is very crafty! My siblings and I think she deserves the opportunity and a day to relax and enjoy herself!!

    Love you mom! Amdrew

  38. Sherri Doss says:

    Pick Me!!

  39. I’m looking forward to your workshop!! See you then & safe travels!

  40. I would love to attend your workshop! I have been painting furniture pieces for over 10 years but I have not tried milk paint yet! I would love to try your paint and have the opportunity to meet you.

  41. Amber Cranfill says:

    I’d love to win!!

  42. Shannon Holden says:

    I in Houston and would LOVE to learn about the paint! I hopes I win! I am 31 weeks pregnant and need to finish the furniture for this nursery!!

  43. Olivia says:

    Darn I missed the give away but I am a Houstonian (6th generation Texan and super proud of that!) and I met you at Haven. So glad you’re coming to town, I hope you love it and return again… this time on the central or westside of town 😉 (it’s a huge place and LaPorte is NOT Houston, just saying).

  44. Sheryl Monroe says:

    Welcome to Houston. Looking forward to meeting you and seeing Mandie!

  45. Malise Langlitz says:

    Have you announced winners?

  46. Connie says:

    I want this so bad, follow your blog and FB, just get so inspired seeing everything you do. This would be a dream come true.

  47. I would love to win this. I am new to Houston, came from AZ and have been loving reading your blog even in AZ. I found you a while ago through funky junk interiors!

  48. Cris Owens says:

    I would love to attend! I am sold on your painting products & decor ideas & could use your paint techniques & tips:-) Please enter me in the giveaway.

  49. love to win, anytime! want to learn more of your milk paint, cant wait! when are you coming to Chicago? love you and your blogs!!!


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