Milk Paint Workshop 3-6-14

It's Thursday at Redposie and what do you fine? a  free milk paint workshop in progress.

This rocking chair is being painted with Real Milk Paint color Bright Red

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This was everyone's first time using milk paint, but as you can see they did a amazing job. Not going for the chippy look both ladies used Real Milk Paint Ultra-Bond Adhesion.

Ultra-Bond Adhesion Promoter is a concentrated No Odor Water base Binder in water; it is non-toxic and releases no VOCs. When combined with Real Milk Paint ® it will give greater adhesion to non-porous surfaces and previously painted surfaces, such as ones painted with our non-toxic paint.

Ultra-Bond Adhesion Promoter is mixed at a 25% to 75% ratio to Real Milk Paint ® – 1 part of Ultra-Bond to 3 parts of Milk Paint. Ultra-Bond will enable paint to adhere to surfaces such as metal, glass, previously painted or finished surfaces, and some plastics. Always do a test for compatibility and allow 24 hours to dry.

Here you see the final results both projects which only needed one coat of milk paint. Both ladies decided that they would wait before waxing their projects, they wanted to make sure that the paint was fully dried before waxing.

Milk Paint Workshop 3-6-14

We will have another Milk Paint Work Shop Next Thursday if you would like to join us register here

Red Door Furniture Co Opens in Historic Frenchtown

PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 25, 2014 - ST. CHARLES, Mo. – St. Charles, MO – Handcrafted. Restyled. Found. Red Door Furniture Co., now located at 1105 N. Second Street in the Historic Frenchtown District, specializes in distinct and one-of-a-kind pieces home décor. Signature items include tables handcrafted from local, salvaged doors and given Red Door's trademark finish: a surprise coat of velvety red paint on the bottom. Each piece is lovingly transformed into a unique piece of furniture that adds character and a story to every room. The 1,000-square-foot shop carries a curated collection of stylish handcrafted, restyled and found home décor not found in big box stores. Red Door Furniture Co. is also a proud certified retailer of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.

"We are excited to join a diverse selection of shops in Frenchtown," says Jeff Goodhart, co-owner of Red Door Furniture Co. "There's been a revitalization in this area in the last 12 months. Frenchtown is becoming a destination area for shoppers who are looking for a truly unique gift or home décor."

Red Door Furniture Co. was founded in 2012, selling online and in St. Louis area markets and festivals. The Frenchtown location offers a better customer experience, larger selection, the opportunity for shoppers to select a door for custom orders, and participate in monthly milk paint workshops.

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

What: Grand + opening

When: Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 1105 N. Second Street in St. Charles, MO (Historic Frenchtown District)

Details:

Special gift {while supplies last}

Free milk paint demo {1 p.m.}

Milk Paint Happy Hour {test your own colors from 1:30-2:30 p.m.}

Noonday Collection Trunk Show {11-2 p.m.}

Free hot chocolate bar

Giveaways {tickets to St. Louis Vintage Market Days, milk paint basket, free milk paint

 

How to Create and Promote a Shop on Etsy

By Amy Spock

Hello there! Welcome to the world of Etsy!

For those unfamiliar, Etsy is an online merchant showcase where everything is either handmade, a supply for making something handmade, or vintage. It is a wonderfully eclectic group of people dedicated not only to their craft and your enjoyment of it, but to customer service. Through teaming and conversations, merchants support one another in the sale and promotion of their goods. Does this sound like you? Read on…

I started beading a number of years ago (no exact number as a true lady never reveals her age), and quickly found that I could only decorate a tree with so many ornaments and myself with so much jewelry. At the encouragement of my friends and family, I went about selling at craft fairs and the major on-line auction site. I found that the fees greatly impacted my bottom line. I was able to sell a few items here and there, but nothing major. I kept telling myself that this effort was more about meeting people and clearing out some inventory than anything else. Then, one sleepless evening, I found Etsy.

Please don't let me steer you wrong. I am a newbie on Etsy, and have only made sales to co-workers from my Etsy site. However, I am so excited about the site that I want to share its possibilities with you. So, BEFORE you set up an Etsy account, here are a few items to consider:

1) Setting up a store is very easy. You can choose PayPal or direct payments through Etsy (or both). I highly recommend both, so set up your PayPal to accept payments (free to set up, marginal fee for each sale you make).

2) Think of a catchy store name that hints at your offerings.

3) Set up a light box with a light background and get some great shots of your merchandise.

4) Write descriptions of yourself, your shop, and each item you are listing (Etsy recommends at least 7 items to start).

5) Look at other shops and Etsy policies to get examples of shop policies-return policies, shipping policies, coupon code policies, etc. and write your own.

6) Log onto Etsy.com and start a store with the above information. Each item costs $.20 to list, and you will pay commission to Etsy on each sale (please read these policies carefully).

7) Join some teams to help you through this process. Teams have great suggestions on marketing, pricing, taking great pictures, and any number of things you'll have questions about. There are local and global teams to participate in. Find some teams with interests or locations similar to yours to really harness the power of teams.

8) Look at all of Etsy's supports, blogs, and featured shop articles. Fantastic tips there!

9) Start small and grow. I started my store with 7 items, and I am up to 32. I have three shop sections now-beaded ornaments, quilting supplies, and custom embroidery. The sections are easy to set up, and Etsy is very user friendly.

10) Use Facebook and Twitter to promote your site to friends and family. It's not begging, it's advertising!!!

In all, I have found Etsy to be an incredibly easy, fun experience. I can't wait to grow my little business, and I am confident that Etsy is the place to do it.

Visit my Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadsandThreadsbyAmy. Keep up with me and my teams as we boldly go forward! To infinity and beyond!

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Mixing different color milk paint

No before pictures on this cabinet reason is didn't have a lot of time doing photos because I'm geting ready for the St Louis Vintage Market Days Event.

I'm painting furniture  at break neck speed just so I can have enough peices ready to last thought the 3 day  St Louis Vintage Market Days event held at the Rockin J Ranch in High Ridge MO. This will be the first time for this event in St Louis and folks around St Louis that follow the vintage world is getting excited as the day for the event gets closer.

I try to have a piece of furniture ready on Thursday's  so that I can post it on Miss Mustard Seed Feature Friday Link Party. a Link Pary is where you can share pictures of things that you made like furniture, cooking, sew and just about any DIY made item. If you would like to learn more aboout the event then check out this  website http://redposie.com/blog/local-shop/vintage-market-days-in-louis-mo/

 

This cabinet you see hear I painted with milk paint. The colors I used are 1 part Artissimo & 3 part Ironstone. These paint colors are in  Miss Mustard Seed are in theher line of milk paint.

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How to use Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Don't be intimidated with the fact that Miss Mustard Seed milk Paint comes in powder form and that you have to mix it with water before you can paint with it because with a few tips you will be able to make a batch of paint with it without any problems. I just get a kick out of  some of the write-ups you can find on the internet pretending that mixing milk paint is such great fleet. People have been using milk paint for Centuries without the hoop -la that we have today about mixing milk paint. We even have some people out here charging up $100 for milk paint classes.This just blows me away so much that it was one of the main reason at the Redposie Store in St Charles Missouri,  I made it our business model  to give free milk paint class every Thursday to any one who signed up for it at our website

Redpoise Spring Giveaway

1. Use the Rafflecopter app below to enter. (Be patient the app loads slow) This is a must, or your entry won’t be counted! There are various ways to enter this contest including liking this website on Facebook, or tweeting about this contest–and all are worth different points. One point equals one entry into the giveaway, two points equals two entries, and so on. But you must do it through the Rafflecopter app–this will ensure that your entries are counted!

2. This giveaway is for one (1) $100 gift card good at Lowes or Menards.This giveaway is not sponsored by or directly affiliated with Lowes, Menards or Rafflecopter. This prize is not transferable, and this prize may not be exchanged for cash. Void where prohibited. Once contacted, the winner has 48 hours to claim their prize. Gift card will be awarded to the winner via e-mail or Facebook (so make sure to use a valid account in your entry!). .

3. This giveaway ends April 30th, 2013 at 12:00am CDT. You can enter this contest multiple times. I will be closely monitoring and verifying all entries; failure to comply by all giveaway rules or winning by fraudulent means will result in immediate disqualification. Winners will be picked at random & announced on this blog within 72 hours of the contest closing.

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La Craie

Paints from Maison Blanche is wonderful at making the colors pop on this old dresser. I can see it being used as a buffet, Tv stand, dresser or just about anywhere you want to bring a little color to your decor.IMG_8103

La Craie is a premium Furniture Paint. Our exclusive formula contains calicium carbonate allowing adhesion to almost any surface. La Craie was designed with you, the creative and conscious consumer, in mind.

La Craie dries to a soft, velvety finish and is extremely low in organic volatile compounds, making it a green and eco-friendly alternative to oil based paints so often used on furniture. This water based paint has little to no odor; you can create your masterpiece just about anywhere without fear of reprisal from your delicate senses.

La Craie has been carefully refined and perfected to the last drop. It has been specially formulated for painting furniture, cabinetry, and trim. Silky and smooth, the paint can be applied using a variety of techniques in addition to 'straight from the can'. It can also be used to top off any existing furniture finish, without the need for stripping, sanding, or priming. La Craie will adhere to most surfaces. Add a bit of water and try it as a color wash. If you prefer your paint a bit thicker, simply leave the lid off for awhile. Use one color or layer several. Finish and protect with Maison Blanche Paint Company's Antique Wax.

La Craie contains no harsh chemical drying agents. This means a longer "open time" or "wet time" allowing the paint to settle and smooth as it dries to a velvety finish and reduces the likelihood of chalk balls. Please allow La Craie to cure for 48 hours in order to reach it's full durability and strength.

I found Maison Blanche to be easy to work with! It covers well and distresses wonderfully. To get this look I did  2 coats of Masion Blanche La Craie Vanille and two coats of Collette on the drawers.

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The dresser before I painted it.

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Ebay store for Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Redposie opens a Ebay Store to market the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. With the opening of the Redposie Ebay Store,  it is Redposie's desire to give shoppers an additional way to get Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

Prior  to going on Ebay Redposie has the paint for sell at the local Redposie store in St Charles, Mo,  Etsy,  two other online stores the redposie.com/milkpaint  and milkpaintretailer.com. The milkpaintretailer.com is exclusively for Austria shipping.  
Laurie Stephens owner of RedPosie when asked why another storefront  she said, "All of our online stores are doing well but from the feedback we have been receiving a lot of people who want access to the paint prefer shopping on Ebay so going Ebay was done more on a service standpoint then anything else."

 
Milk Paint is an ancient all-natural paint containing basic ingredients including milk protein (casein), limestone, clay and natural pigments. When absorbed into the surface, Milk Paint will never chip or peel. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting wood, plaster, drywall and a variety of other surfaces. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs.

With the Milk Paint Bonding Agent you can use Milk Paint on even more surfaces such as previously painted walls, varnished surfaces, ceramic tiles, metal, glass etc. Without the bonding agent, Milk Paint will resist some prefinished or prepainted surfaces to achieve an

Shabby Chic St louis pie safe

Hello Shabby Chic St Louis

 This cute vintage pie safe was found by one of the many Pickers that I have out in the community looking out for those Shabby chic St Louis finds. St Louis has so many vintage treasures to be had, all you got to do is get out there and look for then. Myself, I enjoy the hunt and to keep my Redposie Store fill with the best of vintage shabby chic funriture I have to be on the look out every waking moment so I want miss a Shabby Chic St Louis find.

What are Pickers?

The great people you have to search garage sell, estate sell, Grannies attic everywhere for vintage finds just for you. it could be friends, family or junk dealers. The import thing is the more eyes you got out there in the street looking for you the better it is.) 

Pie Safe before a Redposie make over

The outside was finished with Annie Sloan Primitive Red , with Old White Crackle finish. The outside has been waxed with dark wax and wiped down for a nice soft shine. 
Re finished pie safe by Redposie

 

Where to Find Miss mustard Seed Milk Paint

Want to know where to find Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint ? Vintage on Etsy has discovered this little shabby chic store name Redposie in St Charles MO where you can get Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint at.

Redposie also has a online store for their milk paint at redposie.com/milkpaint

Find Miss Mustrad Seed Milk Paint at RedposieWhere to find Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint was not easy at first because it is a very new Milk Paint brand. At the time of this post most of the 50 shop and store retailers that you will be able to find the Miss Mustard seed Milk Paint have not gotten their stock of the milk paint in.  Some of then are taking Pre-Orders that they say will be filled at the end of July or the first of August. I think it is a good Idea if you want to make sure that you get this Milk Paint anytime in the near future you should put in for the pre-order.

It is so popular right now even before it has hit the store selves just think how hard it is going to be when it does people going to have a hard time getting their orders filled.

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Redposie is right now offering 10% off all milk paint orders though August 1. You have to use this coupon code "milkpaint2012" . You best hurry this offer is only for the first 200 that apply.