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Say hello to “Dried Lavender”


As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, there are a lot of new things I’m working on behind the scenes.  One of those things is new colors for the milk paint line!  Well, Lucketts is the perfect time to test out those colors “in the real world” on a piece of furniture, so I’ve been doing a lot of “testing”!  Here is the first new color I’m introducing…

Dried Lavender

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The names of my paint colors are all inspired by things I love or use in my home, so Dried Lavender fit perfectly.  I’ve sold it out of my space at Lucketts for years…

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…and it’s in some of my more famous pictures…


When milk paint customers and retailers started asking me for a purple, I knew immediately this is the direction I would go.  I mean, I’m not really a purple person, so a grayish, smoky purple is about as far as I can go!

Here’s the dresser before…

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…and after…

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…of course, I left the top wood, as is my custom.

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I will be sharing a tutorial on how I achieved the two-tone look on the drawers.

The dresser will be for sale at Lucketts for $285.


I finished about six pieces of furniture yesterday and my mom and I got started on a bunch of “antique signs”, so I’ll have a lot to share.  I may be getting to the point where I just need to run around my basement and snap photos, so you can see what I’m bringing, but I do hope to get some staged beauty shots in, too.

We load the truck on Wednesday evening, so it is fast approaching!


One last thing…  My Joss & Main curated event is live and will run through May 16, 2013.  Some picks are already sold out, so don’t miss it!

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  1. I love the new color, too! Gorgeous! Wish I could come to the Lucketts fair…maybe next year! :)

  2. Shanna says:

    The purple/gray color is beautiful. Wish I lived closer – the dresser would be perfect in my little girl’s bedroom! $285 – what a steal

  3. I plan to paint my kitchen cabinets using your Kitchen Scale & Linen. Do you know if Benjamin Moore or Sherwin-Williams has matching colors for my walls? I don’t have milk paint samples to compare.

  4. This dresser looks absolutely beautiful!! Love the smoky purple color.

  5. This a color to die for! Just my bad luck I can´t get hold of it here in Sweden, let alone France!

  6. Sheila says:

    Love the new paint color! Best wishes for your stall at the Lucketts show: wish I could go, but I am finding solace in the Springfield Flea Market and Antiques Extravaganza in Springfield, Ohio this weekend. Over 2000 vendors, woo hoo! I wish I knew if any of them will be selling your paint there this weekend-I’d make sure to stop by for a purchase.

  7. Oh I love it! It’s the perfect shade…can’t wait to try it

  8. I think this is my favorite MMS paint color yet!

  9. Bridget says:

    When will the new colors be available? :)

  10. Alicia says:


    If you like smoky purples, check out “London Coach” (either Home Depot or Lowe’s). Painted my bathroom and bedroom this color and fell in love with it.


  11. In love with the dried lavender! Cannot wait to paint with it!

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