Those of you who have followed my blog for a couple of years know what an amazing journey my Milk Paint line has been. There was a time when I whispered a desire to have a product line, making sure I highlighted the absurdity of the idea lest people think I’m serious and laugh at me. Well, I was serious and when the opportunity came to put a paint I love under my own brand, I jumped at it…really having no idea what it entailed. My idea to pack the paint in my basement became silly when retailers wanting to carry my paint sent me e-mails in droves. Since those early days, we’ve grown to over 230 retailers around the world. The world! It still blows my mind.
My dad made a joke a couple of weeks ago about Mustard Seed Interiors going international. I smiled at him. “It is international, Dad.”
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is sold in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland. Wow.
We have t-shirts…
…and magazine features…
…18 beautiful colors and several companion products…
…and now, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is available in Australia and New Zealand!!! I know I’ve said “amazing” a lot, but it’s amazing, right?!
Meet Veronica Barr of Refinished pty LTD in Queensland, Australia. I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with her at the retailer training in Maryland last September. She and her husband flew out just for the occasion and they were such a delight. They even came to my house and Veronica bought some ironstone from my stash!
Veronica is now the distributor for MMSMP in Australia and New Zealand. She’s waded through all of the paperwork and logistics to bring MMSMP to her part of the world. (I did give her several big hugs and got all teary eyed at the realization of all she’s doing for my brand. In this case, it was appropriate to kick professionalism to the backseat.)
So, for those living in Australia and New Zealand, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is now available to you! Here are the retailers in place so far…
Sharon Hankins from I Restore Stuff in Brisbane, Queensland.
(Veronica and Sharon)
Monique ten Hove from Dandelion Wood in Daylesford, Victoria.
- 105 Central Springs Rd Daylesford VIC
Sada Vee from For The Love Creations, Adelaide, South Australia.
- 318 Medlow Road, Uleybury SA
- Website: forthelovecreations.com.au
- Facebook: facebook.com/forthelovecreations
Noeline King from The Barn on Giles, Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand.
- 166 Giles Rd R.D.2 Clarkville, Kaiapoi, Canterbury NZ
- Website: ongiles.co.nz
- Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-Barn-On-Giles/618060448210709
Veronica Barr from Refinished Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Queensland – Online orders and Australian and New Zealand MMSMP Distributor
Here’s some of the work being done with MMSMP down under…
I know they are stocked and ready for customers and are organizing workshops and all sorts of fun stuff. Contact the retailer nearest you for more information. If you’re interested in becoming a retailer in New Zealand or Australia, send an email to Veronica Barr [email protected] .
I can’t wait until I have to take a business trip there!! It’ll be tough, but I’ll manage.
PS – Speaking of milk paint, have you been following Abbe’s home makeover on the MMSMP blog? She used milk paint in so many ways and she’ll be posting an entire series on her dining room & kitchen makeover. Also, if you like Furniture Feature Friday, you should check out Milk Paint Masterpiece Monday! It’s a link party for any projects or posts done with MMSMP.