July 09, 2012

A Very Special Reimagined Monday & Miss Mustard Seed

Today is a very special Reimagined Monday because it comes with a very special announcement.

One of our favourite bloggers, and people, is Marian Parsons, a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed.  If you've perused blogland for inspiration on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, then you very likely know her blog and her name.   

We will be talking a lot about Miss Mustard Seed (MMS) in the future.

So from this day forward, Reimagined Monday will include makeovers and more using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint AND Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.

You may be wondering what the difference is between the two, and who to say it better than Miss Mustard Seed herself: Milk Paint vs. Chalk Paint.

We will also be offering classes in Edmonton and Area to help you learn more about milk paint and get you the knowlege to confidently complete your own DIY projects!  

We'll be posting class schedules shortly.

AND we will be making the paint available for purchase ONLINE!  Watch for our new e-commerce site, coming soon!

COOL TRIVIA:  Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint is made in Canada by Homestead House Paint CO.

But we know you are visiting today to see some inspirational reimagined pieces, so we want to share one of Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint projects.

This is an introduction to one of the colours in this brand new designer line of paints.

Say hello to Tricycle

…it is the most wonderful shade of red and I have to say I am totally in love with this color and the dresser.

Here’s the piece before…

I scored it on Craig’s List a couple of days ago.  Someone had it listed for an outrageous price for a couple of weeks and then had to get rid of it before he moved.  He brought the price down to a basement bargain and I jumped on it.  The drawers were wonky, so my dad and husband fixed them up so they function properly.

I purchased the knobs from Hobby Lobby.  I wasn’t sure I would love them for this piece when I bought them, but they were the only ones that were large enough AND had eight knobs available.  They ended up being perfect.

My hobby horse was just the right accessory.

I really need more red in my house.  Anyway, this piece is on the truck to take to Lucketts tomorrow.

I wanted to share one last milk paint related thing.  I made an advertising chalkboard to take to the fair this weekend…


Reni’s logo and Laura’s sketched dresser work perfectly together and I’m so excited about the branding for my paint.  Although I’ve been testing paints, mixing colors and selecting label and packaging options, seeing it on a chalkboard makes it seem more real.  It’s just awesome and I’m so blessed.

Let's all shout a collective WOW!  We're still knocked over by her beautiful work, and there is so much more to share about the paint and the gorgeous colours coming our way.

Here is a sneak peek of just a few, especially for you:

        French Enamel                              Lucketts Green                          Typewriter                              Shutter Gray          

Breathtaking, aren't they?

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Here is how to share your reimagined paint project at On the Apple Box:

Send us a description of how you used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to get from your vision to the reimagined piece, before and after pictures, pictures of your project in progress or a couple of it in its finished state, and you may be highlighted on our blog!

We'd LOVE it if you shared our blog:


  1. Omg gorgeous!!!! Can't wait to try it out!

  2. Me too! Can't wait for August and our first milk paint shipment... then you will find me living in the studio, painting everything in sight :)


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