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


Emilia: painting furniture with intuition

Naming your milk painted furniture - Dala Muses

Today I would love to introduce you to Emilia, my newest Swedish cabinet. I gave her this name because I couldn’t figure out how to paint her. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about how to listen to intuition when decorating. You can read it here, if you missed that one. I showed you an exercise to get in touch with your intuition when interior decorating. Read more


The flow of painting furniture: goal, challenge and skills

I’m getting into the flow of painting furniture again since I have made a decision: I’m going to start selling painted furniture and antiques again, combined with my coaching business. It’s one of the things I miss from the early days of my previous business. I distributed milk paint throughout Europe, but before I had a retail business in Belgium selling furniture pieces, hosting workshops, …  I’m not sure how I’m going to organize selling painted furniture and antiques here in Sweden, I have several options, time will tell.   Read more