But before we walk through my home and talk all about holiday decor, I have got to share this post with you. My girl Laura, from the Ironstone Nest, asked if I'd like to try out a product from the Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint line. At first I said "no," because I was in way over my head with shop stuff and I couldn't even think what to paint in the first place. (I know right? Me. Shocking.) Then sweet Laura left a message on my phone suggesting a stool and something connected in my brain. Why yes... I should paint a stool!! It was the perfect, tiny yet useful item to slather with a pretty new color.
my heart skip a few beats. I get excited about "supplies" of any kind. Not to mention that Laura tucked in the sweetest little treats for the hoodlums and some peppermint twist marshmallows for me. Just made my day.
It's cracked and yet I can't toss it because it's so cute and my babies stood on this stool for years to reach the kitchen counter. I know you get this. So I got to thinking, and decided I would use it on the front porch, and put a wee Christmas tree on it.
(Have you noticed that I like to use the word "wee?" I don't know why that is. Just thought I'd mention that because this is the sort of conversation I'd have with my man. Something totally random, in the middle of another conversation.)
(Sorry the holiday lights make me lose my train of thought a lot these days.)
The milk paint. What I LOVE about it... besides all of the amazing colors a person can choose from... is the fact that it's in powdered form, so you only need to mix up the amount you will need, and then store away the rest, in a nice, tidy way. (I happen to like this very much, which I'm sure doesn't really surprise the majority of you.) I mixed up mine in a mason jar. Loved watching the water hit the mixture and instantly change the color! It's basically one part water, to one part milk paint. You stir and mix and let it sit and then mix some more and it gets thick, like paint. I mean... because it is paint.
"Kitchen Scale" milk paint onto my precious memory-laden old stool, and let them dry. Then I applied the hemp oil and it does all kinds of wonderful things. The finish of milk paint is kind of dull and chalky looking. I loved it.
furniture wax that Laura sent me to seal and protect it. Love this stuff. Everything I used from this line is natural and smells that way- rather than full of chemicals.
transformed my old stool that nobody can stand on anyway, since it's cracked.
(I shall find many uses for a stool nobody can stand on, mark my words.)
go check out all of the amazing things in this line and get yourself all hooked up for your next project. Laura is not only about the biggest sweetheart I know, she is also very knowledgeable and I am sure she will answer any questions you have, or guide you in your project if you need it. I am in love with the colors "grain sack" and "typewritter." (They all have fantastic names too.)
The best part... Miss Laura is offering you guys 20% off your orders from the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint product line, AND free shipping on all orders over $50, from now until midnight on December 12th! All you need to do is go here to shop, and use the code "LEMONADE20" when you check out. (I also wanted to let you know that her value kits are not included in this special, as they are already priced at a reduced rate.)
What's your favorite color from the Miss Mustard seed choices... and what would you paint with it if you could paint anything?