Redposie Milk Paint Workshop For Furniture Maker

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Redpoise milk paint workshop hosted by Highland Woodworks of Highland IL.Finished table

Highland Woodworks is making unique storied wood furniture from reclaimed wood.  They find their wood all over America and even the ocean to bring unique storied wood to homes around the country.  All of their furniture comes with a story of its origin and pictures before the wood is taken and sent to their manfacturing center in the Old Wicks Organ manufacturing building in Highland IL  To set the rich history wood Highland Woodworks is painting the pieces with the old time look of milk paint to bring the two together to create a very unique furniture piece that has a unique story and a unique look. 

Milk paint is reemerging into todays furniture makers,  cabinet shops, and DIY(s)' repitore of finishes but with a brighter color palete which Miss Mustard has done a great job in that department especially for the younger generation of furniture lovers and DIYers.  

 Redposie loves to spread the word and educate people on the benefits of milk paint thru our milk paint workshops. Milk paint has been in use for 1000's of years, proof being found in artwork within the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Not a lot of people in the furniture industry and general public know that  Milk Paint was wildly used doing Colonial time but with the advent of the metal cans and commercial paints it lost it's popularity.  Today, however; with the public wanting eco-friendly odor free paints, and more bright colors to capture today's look in furniture, with no prep work old fashion milk paint popularity is on the rise. 

 

Learning how to apply Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil

Here Michael Whitworth, founder of Neste is trying his hand at using Miss Mustard Seed Hemp oil, which when rubbed into wood will help the rich colors to jump out. Hemp oil is perfect for restoring the luster of old wood antiques by adding oils and renewing their luster.

No better way to learn how to Milk paint than to grab a brush.

Laurie, founder of Redposie is taking a moment to pass on some helpful tips on how to paint with milk paint.

 Antiquing Wax used on the Table Legs 

Miss Mustard Seed antiquing wax can highlight the wood grain to give it the distressed look of years of weather beaten exposure.This fine museum quality wax is based on an old family recipe.  It is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax and is then lightly tinted to a rich brown, mixed with Redposie's little secret ingredient to show off much darker tones in wood. The antiquating wax is perfect for creating an authentically aged look on this Lucketts Green painted table leg. 

 

Eclectic mix, of reclaimed wood for the table top and the table legs painted Miss Mustard Seed's Lucketts Green Milk Paint.
 

Highland Woodworks will be in the Home and Garden Show

If you would like a firsthand look at the lovely furniture Highland woodworks is making be sure to visit their booth at this year St Charles Home and Remodeling Show .

When & Where:

Date: Fri Oct 12, 2012
         Sat Oct 13, 2012
           Sun, Oct 14, 2012

Address: St Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303

 

If you are interested in having a milk paint workshop held at your business or would like to attend our monthly workshop at 819 Adams Street., St. Charles, MO 63301 contact us at 314 504-6385 or laurie@redposie.com to make arrangements. This is a great service for furniture, cabinet makers and home decor shops that would like to understand the value of using Milk Paint on their products.

Florida is on to RedPosie | MMS Milk Paint

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Florida DIY(s), order Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint from Redposie a primer Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailer. Miss Mustard Seed milk paint now comes in 12 colors that lets you transform any old outdated piece of furniture to new life. If you haven't found a Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailer in Florida yet then order your milk paint on line. Recently, we've noticed that there aren't many Miss Mustard Seed milk paint retailers in Florida compared to the size of the area to choose from so that is why we decided to address the issue by writing this blog page exclusively for Florida so that folks living there could find us and order Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint on line.
Forget the idea that Milk Paint should be used to achieve the primitive look. Miss Mustard Seed has given this versatile, time tested paint a facelift with new color option and fresh ideas on using it to fit your style.
 

About Redposie, your shop online store now servicing all of Florida is a small Resale Home Decor store in Historic Saint Charles, Missouri located just few miles west of St Louis. We  always use Milk Paint and Chalk Paint to restore the  vintage furniture we carry in our store.  New Florida Milk Paint user gets more them having their milk paint deliver right to their door but when they get it from Redposie service  support is include on how to us it.
 

Hi I'm Laurie with Redposie, well, between the mailing out today MMS Milk Paint I got to play with my paint on a couple of items in my huge pile of to dos.  A The little jewelry box was painted in Shutter gray so cute I made it look like it’s been around awhile. This old time hand made carry all got a great up do with Mustard Yellow with  an Antique wax finish.  Perfect for fall.  After fall perfect for a carry all I am loving them for my finishing items – waxes, brushes, sanding blocks everything I need to finish a project beats running around the house looking for it – I do that enough already.

Yellow tote paint with Milk Paint

 

Recipe for making homemade furniture polish

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Antique dresserThis is an easy recipe for making a homemade, environ-friendly furniture polish. In fact, producing a polish product by using natural ingredients only is a great idea to avoid those commercial and toxic products. Firstly, you need an acidic substance to for cleaning purposes such as lemon juice or white vinegar. Secondly, you need an oil for moisturizing and conditioning purposes such as olive oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil.

Use the coconut oil for everyday use for ordinary pieces. Olive oil may be used instead of the coconut oil as it is not costly. For high-level pieces that need deeper conditioning, the jojoba oil is the best choice.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of Lemon Juice or White Vinegar

3/4 teaspoon of oil

Preparation:

Mix the white vinegar and the oil in a bottle. Preferably, use a spray bottle to make the polishing easier. That is it! Spray your precious pieces with this handmade polish and clean them with soft cloth.

I polish a lot of furniture at the Redposie store so I'm always using this handmade polish. I really can't remember the last time I purchased a commercial polish.

Where to Buy used Furniture in St Louis

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Used furniture has become popular once again.
If you are interested in using used furniture to complete the decoration in your home you can start to look at resale shops in the St Louis area. Resale Shops often have a lot of craft items for sale and they have a lot of older items like used furniture for sale. These types of sales arenas are fun to go to, but go often when you have time to look because things go fast at resale shops.

Explore all the used furniture shops in St Louis to find which shops suit you best. Each shop has its own personality, so you’re bound to find several favorites! Shop often for the best selection. Used furniture shops have a constantly changingUsed Furniture inventory.

Good place to look for used furniture
is at garage sales or estate sales around St Louis, these types of sales are held at the home of the people who are selling the items. Sometimes the best bargains are found at these sales venues. The items were generally things that the person owned or was passed down to the person through generations of family. The items will be more likely to be authentic and will definitely have been cared for and treated well.

Online stores and merchants are also a place you can go to if you are looking for used furniture.
There are many merchants with web site stores that have items like this for sale. You will want to look carefully at the pictures the people have to sell. There will be those people who attempt to sell a knock off item instead of an original piece. The safest thing you can do is shop at online merchants that have a good reputation.

There are online auction sites for St Louis that sell these types of items, and you can find online classified listings where people have these items for sale. If you choose to go to see an item at the home of someone that posted a classified listing, be certain you take the precautions necessary to be safe while you are there. Let someone know where you are going and why, take a friend with you, only agree to meet in the daytime, never go after dark. If the situation does not feel right then you need to leave and do not worry about being rude.

So, we thought a little collaboration might be in order: we’ll tell you a few of our favorite Used furniture stores in St Louis area, so write and tell us a few of your favorites!

    • Redposie
      431 McDonough St.
      St Charles, Mo 63301
      Redposie Home Decor sells Unique vintage used furniture at low prices
    • The Green Goose Resale & Consignment
      5611 Hampton Avenue
      St. Louis, MO 63109

      The Green Goose sells gently used upscale furniture and home furnishings on consignment
    • Second Sitting Consignment
      10410 Manchester Rd
      Kirkwood, MO 63122
       Second Sitting Consignment sells new and used furniture on consignment
  • The Exchange
    11437 Gravoise Rd.S
    St Louis, Mo 63128
    Furniture, Home Furnishings, Home Décor
  • Pennies In Your Pocket
    6929 S. Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63125
    Consignment, Resale, and Estate sales services company
  •  Greengooseresale
    5611 Hampton Ave.
    St Louis, Mo.63109If you live in any of the following township you are within 30 miles of the used furniture stores we have listed!

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