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Meet the muse – Eva Ekestern

Meet the muse - Eva Ekstern, Ekesterna Furniture Restoration - Dala Muses

It has been a long time since I shared a ‘meet the muses’- interview. I had a chat with Eva Ekestern from Ekesterna Furniture Restoration in Uppsala in Sweden.

When I first saw Eva’s Instagram account, it was brand new, but it was high quality from the start. The colour choice, furniture choice, staging and photography blew me away. I’ve been in the business of painted furniture for many years now and I know that many people go through a learning process with their painted furniture business, one little step at a time. Social media, photography, staging, … learning everything takes time. The fact that Eva delivered such beautiful results right from the start made me curious about her talent, background and her inspiration. Read more


My own stencil collection

I have always wanted to develop or design my own products, but I was holding back for a long time. I walked around with the following thoughts, which kept me from pursuing my dreams: Read more


Botanical decor and faux rust

Botanical prints are trending all over the world. And they come from … exactly … the Scandinavian countries. While I was planning the renovation of our upstairs living room, the ‘allrum‘ in Swedish, I felt myself drawn more and more to botanical decor. Well, with my passion for wildflowers it’s not so strange. It’s all plants after all!  Read more


So much better with Fusion’s Fresco

So much better with Fusion's Fresco powder - Dala Muses

I’m getting ready to teach a series of retailer trainings in Europe in September, for both Fusion Mineral Paint and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. I wanted to make more samples with Fusion’s Fresco texturizing powder. Jamie Lundstrom (from the blog So much better with age) recently published the book French Vintage Decor‘. Did you know that you can use Fresco for several of the DIY projects in Jamie’s book? Read more


Fusion Mineral Paint with European flair

This post is straightforward. I’m showing off what my fellow European furniture painters create with Fusion Mineral Paint. That’s it. So simple. And that’s exactly the theme of this post: simplicity or ‘Less is more’. While I was looking through all the beautiful pictures of European pieces in Fusion Mineral Paint, one thing struck me: a lot of us are ‘less is more’. We just keep it simple, in painting and styling. And simplicity is strong, authentic and beautiful.

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