It’s Almost Here! (Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint) August 29, 2012

Back in the early days, in my other life, selling food to restaurants, I helped launch a new line of “fresh” sauces. That was back in my pre-children days, when traveling for a job was a new adventure. Now, just 25 years later, I’m so excited to be riding on Marian’s (aka Miss Mustard Seed) coat strings, as she rolls out her milk paint line!

The product is in Marian’s hot little hands and she’ll be stocking up Luckett’s, where she sells her treasures, by this time tomorrow. At the same time, shipments are being staged, in the order we (retailers) all signed up in, (sounds fair!), and shipments should all be delivered over the next 2-3 weeks, to all 80+ retailers. I wasn’t the first or last to sign up, so I’m just going to sit tight and wait for Santa my delivery to show up.

Pricing and Shipping
I have my on-line store ready to roll, once I get shipping finalized. Uncle Sam won’t ship paint, so it’s either UPS or Fed Ex. I’ll be offering a 15% discount on opening orders, so hold on tight! Just to give you an idea, each box of paint (powder), makes a total of one quart of paint and sells for regularly for $22.00 per box. Bonding agents and wax are sold separately, but are priced very reasonably as well. I’ll also be selling the product through Veranda Antiques, in Carmichael, and my shop, opening at the end of October, in Fair Oaks!

Until next time, Happy Trails!

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  1. PrairiePrimitives on Etsy on August 30, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Why can’t you send paint thru the USPS? This is dry powdered paint, so what’s the problem? I could see why they wouldn’t accept regular (liquid) paint … cuz it could get messy!

    Did you know you CAN mail radioactive material??? Read more here!

    • Barbara Bussey on August 30, 2012 at 7:37 am

      Sure! I mail radioactive material all the time! Ha! Good grief!

      True, the milk paint is a powder, but what about the primer and hemp oil? I need to double check with the USPS, To confirm.

  2. Kathryn Cain on August 30, 2012 at 5:15 am

    lucky you,yes i asked too,and it was a yes..but with as busy crazy her life is and some issues with my Moms AZ I had to step back, and hope that in the next year, I will then workwith another vendor and we will do it

    • Barbara Bussey on August 30, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Sounds like you have your hands full! My parents are both gone now. I miss them so much, yet know they’re in a better place.

  3. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on August 30, 2012 at 5:34 am

    How exciting Barbara!!…

  4. Diane on August 30, 2012 at 5:50 am

    I am ready to place my order – can’t wait to try the products!

    • Barbara Bussey on August 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

      I’ve only tried two of the colors and look forward to checking them all out!

  5. Gretchen on August 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I’m looking forward to trying some of this milk paint. The last time I used milk paint was back in the 70’s. I’m sure they’ve improved the quality a lot.

  6. Carol Schreiber on August 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Hi Barbara,

    Is there a color palette availabe to view? I am going to start painting my bedroom furniture and this might be the answer. Also do you have any idea if this will adhere to wicker? What about using a sprayer? Have you done that or known anyone who has used a sprayer? Let me know thanks. Carol Ann

    • Barbara Bussey on August 30, 2012 at 10:22 am

      Great questions! I’m going to stock a line of chalk paint and think that would adhere better to the wicker. Both can be used with a sprayer. I’ll work on getting the color pallet to you. The fastest way right now is to just mail it to you. Hugs, b.

      • Carol Schreiber on August 31, 2012 at 8:25 am

        fabulous. Can’t wait to see the colors! BYW, I think I am going to set up a spray room in the garage using a outdoor shade shelter with plastic clear walls to contain the overspray. I also will heat the area (when it gets cold) with an electric oil heater to help dry the paint faster. I know you know have the temp problems we have here in the midwest, but it will help in keeping the mess undercontrol and the bugs and debris from the paint finish.

        • Barbara Bussey on August 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

          Sounds quite professional! Just make sure you wear a mask when spraying.

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