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August 06, 2012

Reimagined Monday: Miss Mustard Seed's "Flow Blue"

A few weeks ago we announced that we will be carrying Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint (MMSMP).  The time is fast approaching and it will soon be on our shelves and available from Apple Box Boutique online, plus we will be offering classes to help everyone get the knowledge to start on projects using this unique paint.

If you are interested in upcoming classes, stop in at our website and select Workshops & Classes from the menu at the top of the page, then sign up to receive an email notification when the class schedule is released.

We are so excited about this new paint 
that we can hardly wait for it to get here!  

In the meantime, we will dream through Miss Mustard Seed's projects!  All this week we will be highlighting the fantastic selection of MMSMP colours  and today on Reimagined Monday we are sharing a dresser makeover by MMS owner Marian using one of our early favourites : Flow Blue.

Yes, you heard us squeal like little girls! 

Hope you enjoy it too!

 It’s time for another reveal of one of my Milk Paint colors. Here’s Flow Blue…


This is how the piece looked before I painted it..


...and this is how it looked with two coats of paint, some detail painting and before I refinished the top.  This is the part where I was not in love with it and was ready to start all over…


…but then I refinished the top and sanded the finish to soften it…


…and it all worked out.  (Do you know that’s pretty common for me?  There’s almost always a moment of doubt or a time when I think the piece looks terrible, but I press through and it always seems to work out.)


The name of the color come from the technique used in the 1800′s – early 1900′s to transfer blue patterns onto pottery.  Flow Blue dishes have a beautiful blurry look to them and are in a varrying shades of a rich blue…


The rich blue I created for the milk paint line reminds me of flow blue dishes, so I thought the name was fitting.  Flow Blue milk paint is somewhere between royal and navy and has some green undertones.  It’s bright, but classic.  I love the way this color looks when it’s distressed and paired with dark woods.

 
 

There are 11 more gorgeous colours in the Miss Mustard Seed flagship collection... stay tuned all week to On The Apple Box for sneak peeks that will make your heart skip a beat!

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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 Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint or 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!


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