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


How to listen to intuition when decorating

Intuitive collage - Dala MusesAt several points in my life I had to take major decisions: should I resign from my 9 to 5-job and start a creative business? Should I move to Sweden? Should I sell my business? Should I start a coaching business? Should I start a blog? I managed my way through all those decisions but oh boy, did I feel some decision anxiety! The one thing that helped me through all this was intuition. I learned how to trust my instincts, to follow my heart.

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Bringing back creativity

Daily creativity - Dala MusesThe first blog post. Scary. Exciting. The start of a new chapter. My newest creative project, alongside with my new coaching business. Can you feel that I’m shaking a little bit?

About a year ago I felt like I suddenly “had” to put my creativity on the side, on a daily base, to organize our move from Belgium to Sweden properly. Thinking about how to hand over my previous business, preparing to sell our house, handling the paperwork to get accepted in the Swedish system. It was basically life getting in the way of being creative. That’s what I told myself at least for a while: that creativity just can’t come first, im-pos-si-ble.  Read more