Monday, March 9, 2015

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Workshops

Check out the video below to see all of the fun you could be having at The Painted Chest!  Learn all about Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, tips, tricks, and techniques.  You even get to make a cute sign to take home with you!

The Painted Chest is located in Murphysboro, Illinois.  Sign up online  HERE

The Painted Chest: Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Workshops

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Debi's Design Diary DIY Paint

I am pleased to announce that The Painted Chest is now a Retailer for Debi Beard's DIY Paint!

DIY Paint comes in 20 fabulous colors and is non-toxic and all natural.  It is made of chalk, clay, and minerals.  It is designed to give you a smooth finish, but also has the unique ability to create texture.

It is Made in the U.S.A. by Heirloom Traditions, a third-generation family business in Louisville, Kentucky.  Unlike many chalk-type paint brands, DIY Paint is made from scratch.  The pigment is crushed into the formula.  When the paint is made this way vs. adding pigment to a pre-made base, the pigmentation is much deeper.

DIY Paint distresses beautifully.  Because there is no latex or acrylic in our paint, you can rub the paint back with a wet cloth or wet sanding block.  Some people even use a baby wipe.  This makes completing a project indoors a breeze!  No more dusty mess!

Top coat your piece with one of their wonderful furniture waxes in clear, dark, or white.  Or you can use the new Liquid Patina which comes in 4 fabulous colors!

You can purchase in-store or order online at: Shop DIY Paint

I will soon be hosting FUN classes and workshops using this amazing paint!  So watch for my class schedule!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint European Colours

We are very excited to announce that we will be carrying Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint's NEW European Colour Collection!!  We are expecting our shipment to arrive any day now.  I will be sure to let you know when it hits the shelves.  

In the mean time, say 'hello' to Arabesque, Bergere, Layla's Mint, Marzipan, Mora,  and Schloss.

First up is:

Think ballet tights, dusty pink tutus and pale tea roses and you’ll have a good idea what to expect from Arabesque.  This decidedly feminine color is also surprisingly neutral, making this pink one that goes beyond nurseries.


This smokey blue gray inspired by the painted frames of a pair of antique French Bergere chairs.  This blue is more subtle than the other blues in our line, but still makes a statement.

Layla's Mint

A version of this warm, minty green was originally custom-mixed for Layla of The Lettered Cottage.  It ended up being the perfect green to add to our subtle European colour collection.


Named for the delicious almond paste famous in Germany, Marzipan is an equally delicious warm neutral.  It’s an off-white with beige and warm gray undertones. It pairs beautifully with Ironstone for a subtle contrast.


Mora is named for the famous curvy clocks made in Mora,Sweden.  It is a whisper of a color – a neutral with gray, blue and green undertones.


This rich, stone color is named Schloss,the German word for castle.  It’s warmer and richer than Trophy, making it the “greige” that our customers have been asking for!

Which new color from the European Collection is your favorite?

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Hours at The Painted Chest

Greetings everyone!

The holiday hours for The Painted Chest are Open today, December 23rd from 10am to 5pm.  We will be closed December 24th through January 1st.  We will re-open on January 2nd.

We can't thank everyone enough for the patronage and support during this new endeavor of a brick and mortar store!!  It has been amazing!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

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Friday, November 28, 2014

December Newsletter

What's new at The Painted Chest?

Workshops have finally been scheduled!  I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting this announcement.

The following dates for Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint 101 classes are:

December 13th
5:30 to 9:30
Cost:  $65
Last day to sign up for this class is December 5th!
This will be a Christmas themed Milk Paint 101 Workshop.  We will be making a Christmas themed sign at the end of class. 

****IMPORTANT**** In the "Notes to Seller", please choose which word you would like to have on your sign:  JoyBelieve, NoelLoveHoHoHo, or Santa.

December 17th
6:00 to 8:00
Cost:  $35

This is a Christmas Sign Workshop for those of you who have already taken Milk Paint 101.  You've been through 4 hours of instruction and you have a good grasp on how to mix and use Milk Paint.  So come for a relaxing evening with your friends and make a Christmas sign to enhance your holiday decor or to use as a Christmas gift!   

January 10th
5:30 to 9:30
Cost:  $65

January 24th
5:30 to 9:30
Cost:  $65

The Milk Paint 101 furniture refinishing class is a hands-on learning experience in the world of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.  You will learn how to mix milk paint, painting techniques and explore the different top coats. You will leave this class with a fun project that you can take home.

Classes will be held at The Painted Chest, 1340 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, Illinois.  The cost is $65 and this includes 4 hours of instruction and all paint, supplies, and materials needed in class as well as a sign you will make to take home.  
There is a limit of 8 people per class. 

***Pre-registration is required to reserve your seat!***

You can sign up in-store or online at:


Fusion Mineral Paint kitchen cabinet makeover classes will begin after the new year.

December 6th is also the Deer Hunting Widows Shopping Event for the Unique Shops of Murphysboro.

The Event will take place from 10am to 3pm.  Shoppers can participate in a Scavenger Hunt that will take them from store to store trying "hunt" down the items that match their clues.  They will then be entered for a Grand Buck prize!

Stores will have light refreshments and when you are ready to take a short break, Jack's Meat Market and Deli will have a lunch special available sure to cure your hungry appetite.

We have a new Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Color of the Month!  Boxwood is the new color for the month of December.  During the month of December you will receive 10% off of every quart of Boxwood Milk Paint.

Boxwood is our rich, dark grassy green.  Depending on the finish used on the piece, it can look bright and bold or subtle - more like a muted olive.

Boxwood is named for the preserved boxwood wreaths and topiaries Marian uses in her interiors.

Boxwood mixes well with Grain Sack to create a pale aqua.  Layer under Lucketts Green for a two-toned monochromatic look.

Thank you all for you support and encouragement as I begin this new adventure!  I hope to you in the store soon!