It has finally arrived on Aussie shores – Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Look Book One.
So I thought I’d do an “unboxing” and fill you in on what’s between the pages of this inspirational, magazine style Look Book.
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It’s matte finish cover and glossy magazine style pages make it easy to flick through the abundant, larger than life photos of some of Miss Mustard Seed‘s (Marian Parson’s) finest furniture and decor makeovers! But it’s not just the Mustard Seed herself that you’ll hear from. The Look Book contains a wealth of information and contributions from a team of fellow antique furniture lovers and bloggers, who are introduced in the first few pages: beautiful photography from Jen Logan of JLogan Photography; Eddie Langenberg; Maria Carr of Dreamy Whites; and Allison Hop from The Golden Sycamore. (Allison kindly allowed me to use her images of her MMSMP Colour chart on my product page HERE).
Abbe Doll, from All Dolled Up, also contributes to the look book with great easy to follow instructions on using MMSMP products. Abbe is MMSMP Primary Educator, and has a natural gift of teaching and training people how they can unleash their creativity using the products available. Abbe gives us some of her best tricks of the trade and answers all those FAQ’s on one handy page!
As we step into the pages, Marian covers the basics of explaining what Milk Paint is, different methods of mixing, and even enlisted the help of her retailers to volunteer their top mixing tips! So if that isn’t enough to get you started on the right path, there’s something terribly wrong.
Here’s a tip included in the Look Book from our very own Aussie Distributor, Veronica Barr of Refinished:
“For large projects, ultra smooth Milk Paint and significant pigment uptake, a blender is fabulous! Add water, then Milk Paint powder in equal parts and blend for a minute or so. Allow paint to settle for a few minutes to eliminate air bubbles. The result is creamy, viscous and silky smooth!”
You’ll find milk painting essential guides such as:
- Painting Raw Wood with Milk Paint
- All about the Bonding Agent – for using over pre-finished pieces for a smooth silky finish.
- What is “Chippy Goodness”? and how to get that look.
- Waxes 101 – using furniture wax, and decorative waxes (antiquing wax and white wax)
- The many uses of Hemp Oil
If you follow Olivia Wagner’s Instagram account or Blog, you may remember her Farmhouse 108 kitchen makeover earlier this year – yes, there’s a feature page in the Look Book of her makeover – an old farmhouse kitchen with MMSMP Kitchen Scale on all her cabinets. Just beautiful!
One thing I adore about this Look Book are the huge pictures that feature each of the 18 colours in the MMSMP range! You’ll see furniture pieces painted in each of the colours, and superb styling to match, giving you lots of inspiration on selecting colours for your own home makeovers. “Say hello to … Apron Strings”:
Finally, you’ll find out “What’s in a Workshop“, explaining the different things you’ll learn in a class with a local retailer; details on brushes, soaps, glitter and other products available in the line; and where you can buy MMSMP products, including our Australian & New Zealand map locations.
So, you see it’s not JUST a pretty magazine with lots of pictures, it really is a hands-on, practical tool that will kick start your weekend reno projects, and have you scouring the house for items to paint!