My Milk Paint Monday at The Cottage Collective {Milk Paint Furniture}

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint workshop in Wichita, KS. Milk Paint is such a verstile paint product and there is always something new to learn!

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Education is the foundation of my business.  Without it I would most definitely be on food stamps.


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The class was hosted by Abbe Doll, the owner of The Cottage Collective in Wichita, KS and the talented furniture painter behind All Dolled Up.

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She had milk paint furniture ready to greet us as we entered.  Don’t you love this color?  Truly one of the most beautiful pieces I have seen. As soon as I set foot in the class I knew I was in good company.

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The class was also taught by Jennylyn Pringle of Homestead House Paint Company, the manufacturer of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.  Homestead House is a family owned company, started by Jennylyn’s father, in 1988.  Did you know that each bag of Milk Paint that we use from Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is hand poured?

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I learned tons of new finishes and left with even more of a passion for Milk


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Clearly I was deep in thought here, admiring Flow Blue and thinking about my next projects.

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The class  was made up of hobbyists, professional furniture painters, and Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailers from all over the nation.

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After class we got to have a private tour of Abbe’s shop, The Cottage Collective.  Visiting her store was like walking into Pinterest giving birth to a craft baby.  And it also gave me the itch to own my own store. It was amazing.

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I bought several handmade items such as a leather bracelet and a fun table talk game for our upcoming family road trip.

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I could have spent hours in there. 

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Since coming home from Wichita I have been secretly peering in the windows of commercial spaces for lease.  I know that this season in my life isn’t meant for the commitment of a retail store, but I can dream, right?

The Cottage Collective also partnered with us to donate goods to Oklahoma Tornado victims. 

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Isn’t that awesome?  I left the class with more knowledge than I had before and a few new painting friends from across the US.  Well worth the trip!

{A special thank you to Jen Logan Photography for all of the photos in this post!}

Alli @ Refunk My Junk

+Allison Griffith is the owner of Refunk My Junk in Oklahoma City. A corporate drop out turned professional blogger, paint retailer, junk lover, public speaker, small business owner, bottom wiper, and president of her husbands fan club.

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