I like playing with words and letters: that explains the (maybe weird) title of this post. Fall, folk art and fun. This week I wanted to have a little ‘fun’ with milk paint and my camera. A small creative project. I just wanted to pop in today to show you the result. Fall was at its peak, everything in nature around us was deep yellow and I knew it wouldn’t take long before every single leaf would be on the ground. I wanted to enjoy the Fall atmosphere until that last little bit, and working on a Fall vignette in our living room felt appropriate.
I had picked up a box from a flea market a couple of weeks earlier. Being a furniture painter, craft enthousiast and milk paint fan, one particular thing about living in Sweden really sticks out: you just won’t believe how many raw pine pieces there are. If you’re as much into milk paint as I am, you will completely understand me. Milk Paint and raw wood is the perfect marriage. This box was no exception. It was raw wood, in perfect shape and milk paint was the logical choice. Inspired by Fall I chose Mustard Seed Yellow from Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.
I bought the box thinking it was a box for candles, but as I was painting I started to wonder if that was right? Maybe it’s a bread box for flatbread? What do you think? Does that make sense?
As I was finishing it, I wanted to give it a little extra and stenciled a folk art twig on it. I’m all about folk art lately. Folk art, patterns, handdrawn details, it’s all coming back in interior design and over here it has always stuck around.
I think the whole vignette turned out quite charming. While I’m writing this, I’m looking outside and see a lot of leaves swirling in the wind. Fall is almost over in this corner over the world, but I still have my vignette to hold onto until the first snow arrives.