Sourdough bread, furniture paint and workshops

Brödladan surdegsbageri Ludvika

I have been promising you photos of our new shop for a very long time. The truth is, only half of the shop was open and finished. Jurgen and I had decided to combine our passions into one shop, one corner for me (furniture paint shop) and everything else bakery and bakery shop. I started out first and wanted to wait with this blog post until the bakery opened. Read more


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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Bucket list of furniture pieces: the Swedish bench

Swedish bench makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint - Dala Muses
Oh the Swedish bench, something I had been dreaming about since we bought our first home in 2005. Around that time there were some antique dealers in Belgium and Holland that offered them, but the prices were not for my budget. Later a lot of dealers started to sell Hungarian benches, and though similar in shape and style, let’s be honest: it’s not a Swedish bench! I also wanted to find one myself. That spark of adrenaline when you hit the perfect piece for a good price on a market, that was also something I was after. Read more


My own butik, milk paint texture and stenciled leaves

Fusion Mineral Paint, Ludvika, Sverige - Dala Muses
What a complex title I chose. By the end of this post you will get completely what those three items have in common: paint! You may have read one of my posts about the vague idea of opening a shop again. It was a couple of weeks ago and I decided to go for it! I almost forgot to mention it on this blog. I’m stealing a bit of room in my husband’s shop so I can host my own workshops about painting furniture and repurposing thrift store finds into beautiful home decor. I returned to my old love: I will be selling Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint again (just like in Belgium), but … I also added another line of furniture paint: Fusion Mineral Paint. I’m super happy to start this cute ‘butik‘ (Swedish for shop)! Read more