THE STUIO || + a little giveaway

Have I mentioned how much I love having the design studio so close to home?  In Carlton, we lived about 3 blocks from my studio.  Not bad.  But here, it's a 10 second walk.  Awesome.


We do a lot of bike riding on Fridays.  It's fun for the little miss, and we can easily greet customers when they drive up!

I thought I would show you a few photos of the updated studio space.  I still have lots of projects, but at least the space is 'presentable'!


Remember the 'BEFORE'?


We started with new paint on the walls and ceilings and a new {laminate} floor.


The floors have a lot of variation in color which hides dust and dirt well.  And in a working studio, that is a big bonus!


We switched out a few of the lights.  Matt still has to hang a little chandelier in the entry…..always projects ;-)


We have a handful of cabinet doors painted in various Chalk Paint® colors.  I still need to paint 15 more doors!


Not to mention I need to paint another 18 to show all of the MILK PAINT colors!


I painted a few banners on the wall showing the different Chalk Paint® and MILK PAINT colors.


I also have trim pieces painted with each color.  It really helps to see the paint applied in different ways.


Matt was going to build shelves for the wall.  He mentioned using this old hutch top for a shelf instead!  Perfect!  I din't have a use for it, so, I painted/waxed/distressed and it saved him the time of having to build shelves.


Lots of Spring colors!


Do you see how dirty those daffodils are?  Do you know how to get the mud off of the petals??  Every time I try I rip the petals!


And just for fun I thought I would do a little Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint giveaway.  Trying saying that 10 times!!


A bar of spearmint and green tea soap to clean your hands and brush when you are done painting.

A sample size of MUSTARD SEED and KITCHEN SCALE Milk Paint.

Fun, right?  I am limiting this giveaway to local gals.  I want to be able to drop it off and give you tips on how to use Milk Paint {if you have never used it}.  Just leave a comment on the blog telling me what you think you will paint with Milk Paint!  I will draw a winner Sunday and deliver next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!!