The Stencil Studio

Scandi boxes collection - Stencils - Dala Muses

Today I want to tell you more about the Stencil Studio, a ‘fab’ company from the UK. The plan was to show pictures of my stenciled decor displayed outside, on a table in the snow. As soon as I was displaying everything it started to snow heavily for many hours. I moved everything inside and worked from there. Cozy and comfortable!

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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


For introvert creatives: my tips to put yourself out there!

It’s the evening before I leave for a short trip to my home country Belgium. I will be visiting family and teach a group of new retailers for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, together with Old Red Barn, the European distributor for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, Fusion Mineral Paint and Cling On brushes. I have done this many times before, I have been on flights on my own before,  I have been in front of a group before, I’m not even traveling to a ‘foreign’ country, but I’m a bit nervous. I just love my comfort zone … said the girl who wanted to start all over in another country. I also love to explore things out of my comfort zone! I’m very complex you could say haha. 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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