6 inspiring European style milk paint makeovers

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint European collection - Dala Muses
A few years ago, Miss Mustard Seed, Jennylyn Pringle (President of Homestead House Paint Company) and I discussed the possibility of adding a few softer, European-style colours to Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint line. The European retailers gave some input as to which colours they would love to see in the line, I gave her a long list of possibilities, Miss Mustard Seed did her magical thing with our information and suggestions … and the European collection was born! Read more


Meet the Muse: Miss Mustard Seed

Meet the Muse: interview with Miss Mustard Seed - Dala Muses
It’s time for another interview in the ‘Meet the Muse’-series: with Marian Parsons, also known as ‘Miss Mustard Seed’ from her DIY/home blog. Marian’s business started out as a decorative painting and mural business, evolved into an antiques business that tripped into a blog and blossomed into a entire brand. In 2012 she launched her milk paint line, and that’s when I met Marian.
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Upcycling barn finds into shop display

Repurposing items from the barn into shop display pieces - Dala Muses

I’m looking forward to opening my shop. My first workshops for september are planned, applications are coming in so I feel very motivated to move forward. The next step is ‘shop display’. It’s going to take a bit of time because I want my shop display to be all about repurposing and upcycling: giving old items ‘from the barn’ a new life. Read more


Meet the Muse: Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

In today’s post in my ‘Meet the Muse‘- series, I want to tell you a little bit about Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, also known as SARK. Sark is an author, artist and international expert in personal well-being and transformation. Reading one of her books was a milestone on my recent journey in life. Read more


From Swedish stuga to shop: the renovation

Swedish vedspis - Dala Muses

I’m finally ready to share pictures of our shop renovation. The plan to renovate was there since we bought our Swedish house in April 2016. It had an extra (small) building (a stuga), full of charm on the outside, but old and dark on the inside. I was so focused on the end result that I didn’t even bother to take before pictures (which I regret now, ofcourse!).  At that time it was very dark in general in Sweden, so that didn’t really help my motivation to pick up my camera. Read more