Milk Paint New Glasgow

After running away to Cape Breton Island on the weekend, which I will share about later this week, today was a day I had been looking forward to for a long time, Milk Paint Monday! Yay!!  Rose, from Onlsow Historic Lumber, and I have been plotting and planning this day for so long now! And it was a blast! Are you ready for all the pictures of our day? Yes? Great, there’s a few!!

Rose and I started bright and early to be sure everything was all set up for all our wonderful guests!  We wanted our guests got lots of knowledge about Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and lots of practice on awesome projects to take home to put to use, too.

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Rose brought lots of samples to look at to help with picking colours and techniques that we used throughout the day.  Good thing she did, making those choices was hard work!!  But it was also fun to have all the colours at your finger tips! { I tried a few new ones today 🙂 }

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Rose told us all about the company  and gave so much information about the products.  Thankfully, we had lots of information in our packets to take home so we could remember what we did and work on our own projects down the road. Personally, I love knowing that Rose is trained in Miss Mustard Seed and is and has been a great resource for me as I learn about painting and try out different things. She’s been such a huge help to me!

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And then we started right in.  We learned proper mixing techniques, lots of tips about brushes and how to apply the product. I certainly learned so much.  I joked about taking part in the workshop so I could now learn the right way to do everything, after using the products for months already!! Can old dogs learn new tricks?  Hmmmmm….

We painted on jars, we painted on trim and applied waxes, we painted arrows and distressed them with a wax puck, we painted and wet distressed stars and we painted shelf brackets and made them go all chippy.  We nearly painted everything in sight, in just about every colour! It was so neat to see the colour combinations and how everyone’s turned out so very unique.

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We learned so much today!!  So many techniques that add such character to a piece.  I’d go through each one but I can’t seem to think straight anymore, plus I realized I skipped some while taking pictures!  That’s the one thing about doing the projects as well as trying to capture the day on camera!!  I may detail the techniques we did over the next few weeks, and take pictures to fill in the gaps I have in the projects and techniques!

Thanks so much to Rose for teaching us today, it was so much fun!  Thanks for keeping it interesting and thanks for repeating yourself when the noisy table wasn’t listening….I won’t mention any names….. And thanks to Vonda { who couldn’t make it 🙁 } for offering up the awesome spot to host this workshop today!

Rose and I will be talking about hosting something together again over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!!  Until then, if you want to paint but want guidance, check out her up-coming workshops HERE.

To be continued,


  • Alena - May 26, 2015 - 7:54 am

    do one on a weekend!!!ReplyCancel

    • - May 27, 2015 - 8:13 am

      There’s conversation, Alena – I’ll keep you posted!!ReplyCancel

  • Hallway Gallery Wall » Farm Fresh Style - August 30, 2015 - 8:28 pm

    […] of the items are things that I’ve milk painted, such as the arrow that I painted during the Milk Paint Workshop I did with Rose and the chalkboard { which is still blank…. } from an old shutter panel I […]ReplyCancel