Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint turns 7

Marian ParsonsMiss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, my business story, Running a Business589 Comments

On April 27, 2012, I announced to the world (well, to my blog readers), that I would be launching my very own line of milk paint.  That makes this Saturday, April 27, 2019, the official 7th birthday of the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line!  And we’re celebrating with a walk down memory lane and presents!  We’re running giveaways on the MMSMP Instagram and MMSMP Facebook pages and we’re running a giveaway on this post, too!

When I introduced the line in that post, I introduced it as my “pie-in-the-sky-dream-come-true”.  Having my own line seemed so outrageous and out of reach.  But, I had this idea of giving milk paint, a paint I had come to love for furniture, a fresh face.  It needed to be freed from the paper bags, colonial color palette, and the dusty shelves of antique malls.  It’s an amazing and unique product and someone needed to give it the attention it deserved.  I really had no idea that someone would be me, but the doors opened, I took a deep breath, pitched the idea, and the answer was actually yes.

In that initial post, this is how I presented the idea to my blog audience…

“I’m working on developing the line of 12 colors right now.  It’s been fun selecting colors I like to use on my furniture and picking names for them.  I’m stuck on naming a couple of the colors, so I’ll probably have a “name that color” contest soon to get some help.  I’m also working with Reni and Laura on the labels and packaging for the paint, which has been such a great process so far. The paint will be sold in my space at Lucketts and also online.  It’s in a powder form, so it’s easy and inexpensive to ship.  I’ll be setting up an online shop soon, to sell the paint, t-shirts and some of my finds and creations.  My parents are moving here in a couple of months and my dad is going to help me with managing the online shop and all of the shipping.  I’ll also have short video tutorials on my blog, showing how to use the milk paint.  I’ll hold your hand through everything from mixing the paint, using washing techniques, distressing, creating custom colors, and more.    Crazy exciting, right?!?”

This is the board I used to test out my initial color mixes!  The cool thing is I already had an established palette in my head and it was just a matter of creating it, so I could communicate it to others.

Reading the words I initially posted made me smile.  What I wrote felt huge to me at the time, but in hindsight, I see how small those ideas really were.  My actual plan was that my family and I would pack and ship the paint from my unfinished 1940’s basement.   And I had saved about $5,000 to pay for the upfront investment.  I felt prepared and ready to launch my little line.

I wish, oh how I wish, the comments on many of my old posts (including that one) weren’t lost in platform moves and updates that have happened over the years!  I remember several readers predicting this was going to be my big idea.  One even said it would be my “million dollar idea”.  I accepted the compliments and enthusiasm and went about moving my small plans forward.

Meanwhile, my inbox started filling with inquiries from shop owners who wanted to carry my paints in their store.  I remember thinking that was a little bigger than my initial plan and I hadn’t even thought of how to do that, but sure!  I can make that work.  My optimism about my capacity to handle retailers carrying my paint disintegrated as a trickle of inquiries turned into a flood.  I had 50 retailers ready to invest in my paint…and I didn’t even have a logo or color palette, yet!  And my $5,000 capital was peanuts in comparison to the actual costs.  It was going to cost $5,000 just for one component of the packaging to support that kind of launch, not to mention the rest of the packaging, the raw materials, etc.  And I didn’t have a warehouse and I knew nothing about logistics at this level.

I was reduced to a mound of tears.  I can’t do this.  It’s too big.  It’s not what I planned.  I am so out of my depth.

Fortunately, Homestead House could see the potential.  They stepped in offered to be the distributor as well as the manufacturer.  They also allowed me to pay for all of the start-up costs out of my profits from the initial orders.

And so the journey started.  I navigated my way through packaging, labeling, branding, developing a color palette, managing retailers, and experiencing a real-life crash course on launching a product line.

(This was the original line of 12 colors on our color card.)

For the original packaging, I was stuck on using a box.  I wanted it to feel like customers were opening a present.  So, this was the very first packaging for the line…

I still love it to this day.

The expense and impracticality of it became evident shortly after our launch.  We had to have stickers printed individually for each box.  In addition, the process was – put the paint in a bag, seal the bag, put a sticker on the bag, put craft fill in the box, put an instruction card in the box, put the paint in the box, put the sticker on the box, close and seal the box.

We switched to – put the paint in the bag, seal the bag.

It was a compromise and a win as well as a lesson in minimizing labor and lowering volume shipping costs.

Since our launch, we’ve added colors and retired colors.  Our palette has grown from 12 to 25.

We created and self-published two look books.

Our branding and packaging has gone through updates and revamps…

 

 

We have made several commercials, including my two favorite – “The Yellow Dress & the Dresser”

…and “Prove Yourself Wrong”…

I’ve also made dozens of video tutorials and our retailers have taught thousands of workshops all over the world.  I personally have taught workshops in Canada, Italy, and from California to New Hampshire, and several places in between.

And I have painted so many pieces of furniture that I’ve lost count.  It’s probably at least 1,000 pieces.

This paint line has been one of the biggest surprises in my business.  It started out with a passion for painting furniture and it grew into a brand that exceeded all of my expectations.

So, I need to say a huge thank you.  Thank you to everyone who joined me on this journey and made it successful.  Thank you to everyone who invested in this line, who purchased it, who attended a workshop, who watched a tutorial, and who gave this quirky powdered paint a chance.

And I need to say a big thank you to the team who helps me manage the line – Wendy, Heidi, Jenn, and Chris.  You are all awesome and make all of this possible.

Thank you!

And, it wouldn’t be a proper birthday party without presents, so I’m offering up an awesome present to one reader.  We are giving away a prize package of seven products from our line.  The winner can pick seven quarts of paint or mix and match products.  (For example – two quarts of paint, a Furniture Wax, a Zinc Wax, Hemp Oil, Bonding Agent, and a brush.)  You get the idea.  It’s the winner’s choice.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post.  If you do have a “milk paint memory” to share, I would love to hear it, otherwise, let me know which colors or products you’d like to try.  The giveaway is open worldwide and will close Sunday, April 28, 2019, at midnight PST.

 

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589 Comments on “Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint turns 7”

  1. Congratulations, Marian! You amaze me with your many talents. Thanks for sharing all of your knowledge with us!!

  2. This has to be one of my all time favorite posts of yours because I am overjoyed to see the success you have realized with this awesome paint! I can remember that first post! I thought you were so brave and super smart to be introducing such an incredible product to the world! I bought almost every color within the first few years and each one was just as gorgeous as the last one! SO SO HAPPY for you on this 7th birthday of MMS Milk Paint. Congratulations Marion on a job well done!
    Blessings and Best Wishes for Continued Success,
    Ashleigh Hall

  3. What a journey! And it’s so nice to know how this has been a catalyst for your other endeavors, giving you the confidence to step out of your comfort zone and establish other creatives lines. You have told and shared a wonderful story and I’m sure you have empowered other women to fulfill their dreams too. I have never used your milk paint, but have used the Tough Coat sealer which I think is great and I love how durable it is. I am intrigued by your Hemp Oil and would love to try that someday.

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story!

  4. I love your creative spirit. And like that you share it with all of us in way that is user friendly. Making things pretty with paint one piece one person one color at a time. Keep on going. Like Dr Seuss said “Oh the places you will go”!

  5. Congratulations on your 7th anniversary! I have used some of your products & they are outstanding.

  6. I love your blog and have always wanted to try your products but have been too intimidated to start a project (as I’m one of those people who have big ideas then never finish!)

  7. I love the milk paint and smooth finish when it’s all done. We have old chairs to get rid off but I can’t seem to part with them as it was my second project with milk paint and I still love how they turned out.

  8. Congratulations on your 7th Anniversary! I enjoy all of your posts so much and I am in love with your milk paint. I can’t wait to do my next piece using Artissimo. My favorite is Typewriter, but I love how Artissimo looks on pieces too, so I’m excited to see how it looks on my china cabinet. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others to try your milk paint.

  9. Happy birthday! Your story is totally inspiring. I’ve been following you since forever but hadn’t heard the Milk Paint story before – love it. It was through stumbling on to you and your blog that I discovered milk paint, and I’ve been a happy customer and advocate of this paint ever since, and was even lucky enough to visit your studio in Gettysburg with my mother one sunny afternoon a few years ago. I’ve painted tables, a Mora clock (!!), a church pew, a few chairs… with every intention of painting more things in the future. You made the process so accessible with your blog and videos, inspiring before/after photos, great concrete directions where you take the drama and apprehension out of what many find an intimidating process.
    If I win it will be difficult to decide which 7 products to select – I’d love some more paint and would definitely be sure to include some tough coat (a lifesaver for some pieces) and absolutely hemp oil which I love and use all the time. Love the lustre.
    Keep up the fantastic work, Marian – can’t wait to see where the future leads you (and us!).

  10. Congratulations, MMS, on reaching such a great milestone…7 years…and still going strong! I love the inspiration in your posts, and would LOVE the opportunity to win such an awesome prize.

  11. Hello! I really want to try Milk Paint, and I’d really like to start with yours! I don’t have the slightest clue what I’m doing, and always in awe of how people are so clever in learning how to do this. Thank you!

  12. This is my go to paint. I love it because you don’t have to be a perfectionist to get a great finish.

    Congrats!

  13. Reading and rereading your story on how you achieved this was amazing…..the colors, the products and the guidance are beyond compare the VERY BEST~HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND ALL THE FOLKS THAT HAVE FOLLOWED YOU FOR THE PAST 7 YEARS!

    1. I have been a blog reader since the beginning and have thoroughly enjoyed your household projects and furniture makeovers. Thank you for sharing your talent! The 7 pieces in your example would be a wonderful starter kit for sure. Perhaps Luckett’s green and typewriter to start…

  14. Congratulations, Marion! I can honestly say that you have been the inspiration behind every piece of furniture in my house. You helped me to “find my style” when I had none. From reading your blog I learned that I love milk painted furniture, and that furniture with with long curvy legs is my jam. I can’t thank you enough for your lessons in style, and the tutorials and the paint to make it happen. I am truly grateful to you, and happy for your successes!

  15. My respect for you and your vision only continues to grow. I love that my very first time using your milk paint was in Italy!

  16. Wow… I remember that launch, and trying my first color choice..Ironstone , which didn’t disappoint. The other day I was at my retailer looking at the French Enamel ….. oh the possibilities . Thanks for having the vision, so the rest of us could enjoy this .

  17. I love your posts and have followed you for years. Wish upon wish I was as brave as you. Thank you for sharing the joy you have in what you do. You pick what I would need to start this journey.

  18. Happy Birthday! Boxwood was my favorites from the beginning, I’m a lover of all things green! I have come to love many of your colors but my first project was a chair Redo in Boxwood! I used it at my computer desk for years until I changed my “colors” then I passed the chair on to my grandson and he continues to use it at his desk! Love your blog and the many successes you have had!

  19. Wow, what an amazing story. I haven’t tried your paints yet but I have used milk paint in the past and was disappointed in the limited color choices but loved the paint. So I am excited to try your products. The colors look Fabulous! Congratulations on your Seven years. Great job.

  20. Congratulations on your 7th anniversary! Have enjoyed using your products over the years with great success. My favourite colour is Bergere, which I used topaint my dining room chairs and finished them in Hemp Oil. Thank you for all your tutorials. You are so inspiring!

  21. Marion,
    You are such an inspiration and motivator for me. Since stumbling across your website 7 years ago I have been inspired, encouraged and moved into action on all sorts of projects including painting. Please keep it up – your energy is contagious and really kicks me to act. Thank you!

  22. I haven’t tried your paint yet but definitely want to! I love all the colors and the look of the items you have painted. I guess I need to just do it…congrats on seven years of a successful product! It’s great to see a small business success story!

  23. It is truly amazing how much you have accomplished in your young lifetime! Thank you for all your inspiration.

  24. I’ve always wanted to try your line of paint so winning this would be great. Love your colors. Congratulations on seven years of success with more to come for sure.

  25. Back in the early 60’s when I was a young mother and money was tight I was happy to get old furniture to use in our home. Being an “Early American” lover as was the style then I was excited to receive a drop leaf table from my husband’s grandparents. Of course I didn’t like the wood so the solution was to paint it of course! Antiquing and all! That table was used by several generations getting an update to stay “in style”. Painting has come a long way and I still love the look of painted recyled furniture. And yes I recently painted a piece blue of course and topped it with MMS white wax. Love it! Congratulations on your successful ventures. Your vision, hard work and diligence has reaped the much deserved rewards!

  26. Really? I can even enter from Australia, Marian? MMS milk paint is my favourite to use, I’ve tried others, but keep going back to it. The colours are beautiful, and it just WORKS!!
    I know this post is about your milk paint, but your oil painting endeavours have spurred me on, not to take up oil painting… But to take up buying oil paintings! I seek them out everywhere, and old frames, too. I love the thrill of the chase, and our house is fast becoming a gallery! So thank you, Marian.

  27. Happy 7th Birthday Marian! This is my favorite all time post! I loved reading your story, your beginning and there is no end to your accomplishments. You’ve taught me a lot about life through your experiences! I have never used milk paint but I am going to finally do it! I’d love to win your “7” prize and finally try out milk paint. The color choice is hard to decide. I also can’t wait to try your hemp oil and brushes!
    Congratulations on your success!💕
    Vicki Cooley

  28. Happy birthday! Lucky number 7 too! I have never used milk paint but want to try. Love your blog 🙂

  29. Congratulations on your 7th anniversary! I personally have always loved your blues and whites. Love, love your blog through the years. Thanks for the wonderful journey!!

  30. I have always used chalk paint . I am just itching to use your milk paint, as I have so many projects that need attention but have not been done because I can’t seem to find the right colors . Your’s are perfect! Also I would so love to be the winner as it seems I rarely win anything .

  31. I’m surprised it has only been seven years! I must have started using your paints shortly after the launch, I just can’t remember when. The packaging may have changed, but the quality has not. Simply love this paint.

  32. thank you Marian for that “pie in the sky” idea!
    I’ve used several of your products and still my favorite is mixing unique colors…I’m grateful you and others whom have shared those unique colors as well.

    Sometimes with milk paint I’m not sue what the end look will be but I’ve learned that’s just part of the adventure.
    congrats on 7 (good number)

  33. Hi Marian. I have yet to try your Hemp Oil. From all the tutorials I’ve seen and have taken advantage of from you, the Hemp Oil sounds outstanding. Thank you for this generous chance of a thoughtful gift.

    Cindy

  34. Love your whole story from grass roots, or more appropriately a Mustard Seed, to a big beautiful plant! I see you as an All – American girl with a dream, a prayer and a can do attitude. You truly are an inspiration!

  35. Happy Birthday and Congratulations! I love your Milk Paint! My favorite colors are Kitchen Scale and Boxwood, but I have used many of your colors. I also love your hemp oil, although it took me awhile before I was brave enough to try it. Thank you for your bravery Marion, and stepping out to follow your dream!!

  36. Happy Birthday to your milk paint line! I painted my night stand in flow blue about 6 years ago. I love the color and it still looks great!! Thank you 💙

  37. Wow! I cannot believe it has been that long nor that you have made so many changes in your product! I would probably choose everything in paint that leans toward the color blue or maybe just wax or hemp oil for my wood counter top. Gosh, choosing something free is harder than buying!

  38. I have never heard of Milk paint until today. What a wonderful idea. I have to get some. A new adventure.
    Thanks, Anne

  39. Marian! Congratulations on having the courage to jump in and follow your creative heart. It’s inspiring to me. Happy 7th Anniversary!

  40. Been following your progress from the beginning—and I’m not ever surprised by your success. Keep on growing! Happy Birthday!

  41. Congrats! I have used your mustard yellow paint on an old dresser… and loved it. I want to do some other furniture in blue and green colorways and want to try your waxes as well. Thanks for the opportunity.

  42. Happy Birthday! I have used your paint (mustard seed yellow) and I love it! I would love to try the hemp oil. Miss you at Lucketts, but I am enjoying your sharing your new home.

  43. Congratulations! I love your paint and have kind of a funny way of getting it. I live in a small town in Nebraska and don’t have a retailer near me, I know I can order online but I like to see the the paint colors with my own eyes and not through a computer screen. My Daughter lives in North Carolina and I like to visit her and her family every two or three months so I plan ahead and go to Carolina Pine in Goldsboro to get my paint and supplies.

  44. Congratulations! You have accomplished a lot in just seven years. Adding beauty and preserving family histories. May you continue to go from strength to strength.
    (I have used your paints on an inherited dining table, painting the leaves alternating blue and green to fit our house in Puerto Rico.)

  45. I have never painted any furniture before but I have several pieces that my mother painted-and boy do they look awful now! It’s probably been twenty years since she painted them. I have one end table that I keep in my kitchen to put my laptop on-and I store Bell jars in it. I’ve always wanted to try your milk paint and would it be lovely to paint it a soft blue? (Note: I normally don’t like blue but it has been creeping into my favorites over the last few years).

  46. I remember the day you made the announcement! You were excited. We were excited. And the world was forever changed in a great way! Thank you! MMS Milk Paint has been the go-to paint choice for our hobby. I love using a bit of unmixed powder to create bands of pigment and am always amazed how adding a bit of water to set on the item receiving the paint can even have a water-color effect. Layering and creating chippy/textural paint with colors peaking through is another favorite of mine. Of course, I’ve also used MMS Milk Paint to paint some furniture and have never been disappointed. Lastly, Hemp Oil…well, let’s just say it’s a staple around her, both inside and out. Which color is my favorite? Artissimo, oh my. Farmhouse White. Boxwood. I bought a boatload of Apron Strings when it was retired :). Kitchen Scale. Mora. Tricycle. I have the paint stored in clear, glass jars and peel the label off of the package to label. Who doesn’t love a beautiful display, too!

  47. I totally love your story!! I remember reading your blog from time to time, then one day you appeared on the local news and I found out you where from Biglerville! How awesome! Eventually, we met, I took a class at your studio, Ect. Ect. at least for me, it was a highlight !! Wishing you more success ahead!!

  48. My first purchase of MMS milk paint was for a beautiful yellow (at least it said so on the pkg) but when I mixed it…it turned out to be green!! Oh well…I liked the green just fine and used it up…and kept on going. BTW…I use the Hemp oil all the time to refresh wood both old and new. Just bought a brand new bottle last week.

    Love your blog…and your products. Happy birthday!

  49. You make me tired!!!

    But you do inspire, and I look forward to all of your wonderful posts, stories and ups and downs of life.

    Thank you:)

    Susan M.

  50. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your journey with us! I’d love to try some new colors on pieces I’ve been putting off painting. Also, curious about hemp oil on my boots!

  51. Something about that ‘prove yourself wrong’ commercial brings tears to my eyes. I know. Cheesy :).

    I’ve only used your paint on one fairly major piece that I picked up at Brimfield a few years ago. It was a $20 cabinet that when opened has bifold doors that are great for storage. In spite of having painted more pieces that I too can count, this remains my favorite. That’s why not more than two hours ago I made the decision to switch gears on a console piece I recently purchased that I had initially thought of chalk painting but have now decided to use milk paint. Since it was previously painted with what looks like cheap paint I spent some time sanding this morning and still have a ways to go. I’m not sure what color I will use but probably a mix of ironstone, linen and perhaps marzipan. I have all three (as well as several others) but have yet to check out your newer colors so if I don’t win a trip to my local supplier may be in order. But I’m sending good vibes out to the universe that I WILL WIN!! I WILL! I WILL!!

    Love everything you do Marion, and you deserve all the success that you’ve achieved and more. Congratulations!!

  52. Wow…what an inspiration that story is. Interesting as a follower and consumer as we don’t usually hear the story behind the product. Thank you for that.
    I’ve had a vintage shop for the last twenty five years and am so happy such wonderful products are out and that painting furniture is an ok thing now. I’m so enjoying changing the image on furniture that is sort of a loser to something someone falls in love with because of your beautiful color pallet. Thank you for that.

  53. I LOVE your milk paint! It gives me the natural-looking aged look I love. Waiting to see how it will chip or crackle is so satisfying and fun. I’ve used almost all of your whites, plus Bergere and Curio. I recently purchased Shutter Gray, and it has become my favorite, with its little hint of blue. I’ve painted many pieces of my furniture and other smaller projects with your paint, and will soon be painting an antique dresser that I’ll use as a kitchen island. Oh, and I love your top coats, too.

  54. I love your versatility of products and videos. I especially loved your posts and pictures from your trip in France. You’re approachable attitude makes me want to try your products. Thanks for being such an uplifting and inspirational guide in the Land of Paint.

  55. I love this paint! I love to see the transformation of all my projects! Awesome to be celebrating 7 years looking forward to the next 7!

  56. Happy Birthday, Milk Paint, and Thank-you, Marian for sharing your creative journey with us! I have followed your blog since 2010, so I’ve been here to witness the growth of your first product line. I have the most adorable little table that I painted (and you autographed) at a milk paint workshop in Waunakee, Wisconsin a few years back. I still love it, and have painted lots of pieces since then. I love the way milk paint lends a sense of history to even a newer piece of furniture. And you just never know exactly how a piece will turn out, which makes it a lot of fun to “watch paint dry”! Grain Sack and Linen are my faves. I also love the brush cleaning puck which I keep in a perfectly-sized round lidded container between uses.

  57. Congratulations on your success! I enjoy your blog! Thank you for the opportunity to win these awesome products.

  58. Happy Anniversary! This is wonderful, I love seeing all the pieces you paint. I would love to try the paint and waxes. Thank You

  59. WOW. 7 years!

    I have yet to try the paint. I live in Kent in the UK near Rochester

    Thank you for the entry

    Here is to another 7 years of your fantastic blog x

  60. I’m so happy for you and all of your accomplishments! My daughter just bought her first home at 26. The previous owners left behind a really cute cabinet, that just needs a little love. We’re thinking Boxwood would be perfect with little glass knobs for the handles. Still in the unpacking phase and lots to be done, but the cabinet is definately on the “to-do” list. Thanks Marian for all of your tips and ideas so we can try to make our own homes beautiful like yours.

  61. Congratulations and Happy 7th Milk Paint Birthday! Love when you share stories about your success of getting started. I always wanted to try the hemp oil and bonding agent. Love all your colors so to choose is hard but manageable.

  62. Congratulations on your 7th birthday!! I am so happy for you! I had no idea that there was such a thing as milk paint before I found your website. I love the greens, bergere, mustard seed yellow, and curio. I am getting ready to rebuild and refinish a chest of drawers for sewing supplies. Mustard seed yellow would be perfect!

  63. Happy anniversary! I’ve been a fan of your blog & paint products for years. Linen & farmhouse white are my two favorite colors. Your creativity is definitely inspiring.

  64. Marion, you are truly an inspiration to your readers (including me)! Congratulations on 7 years of your milk paint line. I’ve followed your blog faithfully and am so happy to say I got to meet you last spring at Junk Bonanza!
    What a fun giveaway! Thank you!

  65. Congratulations on the big 7!
    I started using your milk paint line when it was in its early stages. I went through many a ”box” of paint. 😁
    I feel like I learned and grew with you over the last 6+ years. Thank you for that, and for sharing your journey and inspiring me to start my own journey. I am still plodding along finding my way but you have given me the courage to carry on even when I’m not sure of my destination.
    I have tried many different paints and brands now as your line has not always been that easy for me to acquire, but milk paint and especially your brand are still my favourite.
    Wishing you continued success in all of your endeavours.

  66. Happy 7th!!! I love following the progression in all your endeavors! Thanks for being open and inspiring through the years! Great giveaway!

  67. Congratulations! I have thoroughly enjoyed using MMS milk paint. Wishing you continued success in all your endeavors!

  68. I would love to try them all!! You are such a great inspiration to so many of us who are excited to try new things and build our creative skills!!! Thank you!

  69. Congrats on your well-deserved success. The colors are gorgeous…French Enamel makes me swoon. Wishing many more years of inspiring us!

  70. I remember the days of candle drips on plastic light covers before spray painting them to create authentic candelabra covers and babies crawling across the laid down newspaper as you painted furniture while reaching with one hand to catch a runaway leg.

    It may be that I have no earthly right to say this but it feels right to say it, “I am so, so proud of you.” Congratulations and Happy Milk Paint Birthday!

  71. Congratulations on your seven year milestone. It’s amazing what you have accomplished in that time. I enjoy using MMSMP and wish you continued success with your new endeavors. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide to so many!

  72. Your milk paint is like having a wild, fun girlfriend who likes to color her hair red, wears big colorful earrings, and is totally unpredictable! You love hanging out with her just to see what’s going to happen!

  73. Happy Anniversary and many more, milk paint!
    You’re so inspiring- grateful to watch your talent make this world sparkle

  74. Congratulations!!!! I love it when a dream comes true!!! You are very Blessed indeed!!! Haven’t tried you paints yet but I love following your blog!!!

  75. I think I am too late… but never mind… I love this paint too.. I found it about 5 years ago… Artissimo was the colour I realised I was after…. I initially purchased curio, but it was too brown. I wanted to paint the windows and doors of my sons bedroom, the local paint shop told me the blue I wanted in there was going to be too expensive for me and so I should change my idea!!! so I went to the internet looking around and that is when I come across mms milk paint at my favourite outlet For the Love Creations in South Australia. Sada was my complete inspiration… and I haven’t looked back… thank you for this paint I just love it…

  76. Congratulations on all your success!! Thanks for such an amazing story and such beautiful paints!

  77. Congratulations on your amazing anniversary and thanks for the giveaway! I have a “butler’s tray” Bombay Company coffee table from my newlywed years that greatly benefited from a coat of Typewriter and some hemp oil. It has gone on to live many more days in a much improved form! I love following your blog and seeing your ideas come to life. Here’s to many more!

  78. I was a die hard chalk paint fan until i discovered your milk paint!! Love the paint and it’s now my go to for all my projects!

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