Fusion Mineral Paint with a touch of Sweden

Fusion Mineral Paint with a touch of Sweden - Dala Muses

I read two interesting and recent articles about Scandinavian design this weekend and learned a lot about the origins and history of this style. People all over the world embrace this style or have a specific idea about it, but I wonder if people really know what’s popular around here. I didn’t know it before I moved here, I just had a vague idea. How do people in Sweden really like to decorate their own living room? Is it exactly like you’re seeing all over Pinterest with a hashtag #scandinavianstyle? Do all furniture painters in Scandinavia paint in that style? Read more


Finally a flower drawer dresser

Flower drawer dresser in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint - Dala Muses

Installing a dresser with the drawers used as planters (a ‘flower drawer dresser’)  was high up on my agenda since years. I never had a balcony or a covered deck and lived in a very rainy country so I postponed the whole idea. Since we live in Sweden we have a covered balcony and deck. Perfect! Read more


Scandinavian blue and red, part 3

Scandinavian blue and red with Fusion Mineral Paint - Dala Muses

You may have seen in a previous post about the Artist’s Way that I have a thing going on with red and blue right now. I took photos from my newest secretary desk, a place where I can sit down and journal. When choosing the colours my inner Katrin Cargill popped up and said ‘sorry, red and blue, again”. It has become an obsession in my house.  Read more


On-trend colors that speak to me.

I need color. Desperately. It’s quite a dramatic start of this blog post, but Winters are long in Sweden and I’ve had it with different shades of white, grey, black and blue. I’m longing for Midsummer, wildflowers, sunshine and color. This, and Miss Mustard Seed, inspired me to write this post. Read more


Fall, folk art and fun

Fall, folk art and fun - Dala Muses

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. Read more