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say hello to “mora” | hand painted dresser

Mora B&A Collage

It's now time for me to introduce the final color in the MMSMP European Colour line.  I have to say that it's been so much fun developing these colors, painting pieces in them and then revealing them here.  It's been a true creative journey for me. The last color I'm introducing is perhaps one of my favorites.  Say hello to Mora... Mora is a pale blue/gray/green color that can look entirely  (read more …)

painted oak hutch

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Over the past few days work days, I've been getting the studio ready for our first workshops (happening later this week.)  It's been good to have an imposed deadline to get things spruced up.  Otherwise, I just work on whatever I'm most interested in and leave other things hanging.  Kriste is always a huge help, but in this case, she was really good at keeping me on track.  I'll meander around the  (read more …)

say hello to “schloss” | sofa makeover

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 This really could be two posts, but I decided to fit it all into one.  The truth is, after a week of hard work, I have a lot of things to share and I'm getting antsy to get them posted! First of all, here is another one of our new European colours in the MMS Milk Paint line...  It's a rich greige that many of our customers have been requesting and it seemed fitting for the new line of subtle  (read more …)

say hello to “marzipan”

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It's time for me to introduce another one of the European Colours in the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint line.  (The "colours" spelling was for you, Kate.)  Please give a warm welcome and hello to Marzipan... This is a very soft, warm neutral with a whisper of a beige in it.  When I first worked on this color, I wasn't sure how much I would use it.  Well, now I'm totally in love with it.  For  (read more …)

2014 Home Changes

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As 2014 is winding down, I've been thinking about everything that's happened over the past year.  I started looking through posts and pictures and enjoyed seeing all of the things I've done, the places I've been and the projects that were completed.  I figured I'd write a few posts sharing the highlights...my favorites and your favorites.  Let's start with my house. What struck me as I looked  (read more …)

say “hello” to Arabesque

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It's time to say hello to another color in our new European line for Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint - Arabesque.  (You already met Bergere in October and four more are coming soon...)  I'm not generally what you'd call a "pink person", so this color was harder for me to create than others, but what we arrived at just might convince me to use more pink.  It's a soft, dusty pink with lots of  (read more …)

the sanded floors

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This weekend, we finally took the plunge and sanded down our floors.  I've been wanting to for a long time...well, and not wanting to at the same time.  It's a total pain.  It's messy and it's really hard work, but I got it in my mind that I really wanted it done before decorating for Christmas and then closing out 2014 and Jeff went along with it. In case you haven't seen them before, this is  (read more …)

painted “swedish” bench

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I always have a hard time getting refocused after a big event or project.  I seem to work at my best when there is a date looming, but at the same time, I dislike the pressure of deadlines.  So, I'm conflicted.  I love and hate due dates.  To combat the unfocused work approach, I decided to knock out a few projects that have been on my list for some time.  I grabbed the bench at the table in our  (read more …)