Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Look Book Review – Book One

Look BookIt 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.

For your chance to WIN a copy … keep reading!

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!Look Book 4

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”:

Apron strings pageFinally, 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.Look Book 3

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!Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Look BookLook Book 2

For your chance to win your very own copy of Miss Mustard Seed’s Look Book One, please see the details below (Australian residents only):

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 MMSMP Look Book One is available via our product page HERE for just $24 plus postage (Australian customers).

We are authorised retailers for Fusion Mineral Paint and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Australia. This blog post may contain affiliate links.

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  • Reply
    Di Thompson
    September 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I have so many projects lined up and waiting.

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    Rachel Vickers
    September 30, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Absolutely loving the look of this book! Something to inspire!

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    September 30, 2014 at 8:48 am

    My hands are itching to have a close look at this book and start on my chest of drawers. I just want to get into it.

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    Tracey (Hood) Bradshaw
    September 30, 2014 at 9:04 am

    How exciting! Another wonderful MMS book full of beautiful images and inspiration, hints and tips. I’m loving the gorgeous spring brightness of Apron Strings and have a little half round milking stool that is waiting for a pretty new coat of coral.

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    Stephanie Crane
    September 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I have a small chest of draws hiding in a corner under the house! Would love to do something different with them. Maybe an idea from this great book.

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    September 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I just love the look of this! Marion is such an inspiration and to have all her tips in a “go to ” book would be fabulous! I painted my first pieces with MMSMP in the last week and love the effects you can get – but just a beginner so all the help I can get here in rural NSW would be greatly appreciated!

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      September 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Great start, Alison! There are some lovely effects that can be achieved, especially with the decorative waxes, too.

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    September 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Miss Mustard Seed has given me the much needed inspiration to finally start moving mountains in my little house. Can’t wait for a look inside this book.

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    jennifer collins
    September 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    as a bit of a newbee to decorating with milk paint (i have 2 projects completed), Finding MMS online was my first step into looking at upcycling with milk paint, from there i found you, at i restore stuff…and the rest is history 🙂

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      September 30, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      That’s wonderful, Jennifer. Thanks so much for the feed back. Send me some pictures, I’d love to see!

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    September 30, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Just started my first project by painting a bookshelf in eulalie sky! Can’t wait to see the end result!

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      September 30, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Ena, you must send a picture when you’re finished! I’d love to see it. Glad you got your package okay.

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    Jodie bailey
    October 6, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Would love to do a vintage desk in eulalie sky..

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    October 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I love the whites – particularly ironstone and linen. Recently painted a hall table with a mix of these two whites and want to find a wooden plant stand to paint the same 🙂

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      October 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Lovely idea Eve.

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