Laser cut words now available online!

This is my happy place - laser cut words painted in Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black and mounted on the wall. Laser cut words available online at My Painted Door.

The other day I was thinking about when I was a kid and I used to cut letters from magazines and glue them together to make notes. You know, sweet little notes that I'd leave on my sister's bed that said things like "if you ever borrow my shirt again without asking my permission I will KILL you". My sister would know who left the note, but I figured I could deny it if she showed the note to my mom. "Hey, that's not my writing". Let's face it, it's not like a left a note on her door that was being held in place with a knife stabbed through it and blood dripping everywhere.

I've always had a love for words, but now I use them in a slightly different way. I have matured. 

Here in my shop, we having been using laser cut words for many of our sign workshops. I finally had a bit of time to photograph them and load them on my website. Many of you have been asking for them and now they are available online! Of course, they are also available in my shop.

Sign with laser cut word dream. Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colours Curio, Eulalie's Sky and Farmhouse White. Laser cut words are available online at My Painted Door.

The words look wonderful on a sign

Dream laser cut word painted in Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black and mounted on the wall. Laser cut words available online at My Painted Door.

or they can just hang on a wall. 

All the words are made from 1/8" thick baltic birch 3-ply plywood and are made in Canada. 

For those of you that do photography, you are well aware of how a simple photography project can sometimes turn out to be challenging!

I had recently used Hemp Oil on an old table to revive the wood. I thought it would be a perfect backdrop to photograph the words on. 

It started off easy! I photographed the small words.

Laser cut word - gather - available online at My Painted Door
Laser cut word - coffee - available online at My Painted Door

Then I moved on to the large words. Easy peasy simple photos!

Laser cut word - Believe with Santa hat - available online at My Painted Door
Laser cut word - blessed - available online at My Painted Door
Laser cut word - farmhouse - available online at My Painted Door

And then I ran into a problem. The phrases with multiple words covered the entire tabletop. So I did what I had to do. I grabbed a ladder and stood on the second top rung so that I had enough distance from the camera lens to the tabletop to take photos.

Photography oops! Laser cut words available online at My Painted Door.

I was so busy concentrating on not falling off the ladder and trying to fit my camera in the small space between the top rungs, that I didn't even notice that my lovely buffalo check shirt was in the photo. Ugh. 

Photography oops! Laser cut words available online at My Painted Door.

Or that the tips of my shoes showed. Double ugh. 

This is our happy place. Laser cut words available online at My Painted Door.

After a few reshoots, it was all good. I'm getting way too old to balance on ladders to take photos!

Laser cut words - this is our happy place - painted in Fusion MIneral Paint in the colour Coal Black. Words available online at My Painted Door.

These words grace the planked walls in my shop and look amazing! Overall measurement is approximately 44" wide by 6" tall. I painted mine in Coal Black Fusion Mineral Paint. The planked walls are also painted in Casement FMP.

For now, I have a small but sweet selection of laser cut words. They have been very popular, so in the new year I will be ordering a larger variety of words. You can see all the words here:

I have already received quite a few requests for custom words. Unfortunately this is not something I can accommodate at this time. Sorry!

Pin for later!

Buy lasercut words online at My Painted Door. Words include gather, dream, blessed, farmhouse, coffee and more!
Posted on December 12, 2017 and filed under random ramblings, milk paint, Fusion mineral paint.

More workshop dates to choose from!

Our workshops sold out quickly this holiday season so we have added one more date for each workshop! All workshops are being held in my shop and are limited to 6 participants, so if you are interested in attending, please don't delay in registering. We are not able to squeeze in any more workshops before Christmas after these ones, but we are already working on project ideas for next year!

Set of three vintage postcard blocks painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colours Curio, Tricycle and French Enamel.

Set of three Vintage Postcard Blocks - Sunday, December 10 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Farmhouse style Christmas signs painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colours Curio and Tricycle.

Milk paint sign - you can choose from either a Christmas sign ...

Farmhouse style sign painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colours Curio and Eulalie's Sky.

or an everyday sign. Workshop is Sunday, December 17 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Planked snowman - painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the colours Typewriter, Farmhouse White, Boxwood and Outback Petticoat.

Planked Snowman Sign - Wednesday, December 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Posted on November 30, 2017 and filed under milk paint, random ramblings.

New Fusion Mineral Paint Furniture Waxes and MPD Gift Cards

Gift cards available at My Painted Door

It took me awhile (like 4 years), but I finally have gift cards available online! 

Before I launched them, I decided to do a test run and purchase one for my sister Sheila. I giggled as I sent her this message:


Do my new gift cards work? Testing it!

Sheila received the gift card and immediately called me to tell me it worked and that the joke was on me because gift cards are non-refundable and that I could not cancel it.

I'm not quite sure what she would do with a $10 gift card anyway because I ALWAYS ship her paint for free. Right about now you are likely thinking that I am the sweetest sister in the world. Well, not really. You have no idea how many endless hours Sheila spends helping me! She is also one of my main sounding boards when it comes to making business decisions. We spend endless hours chatting on the phone and she is always so supportive of everything I do.

After 30 years as a graphic artist and designer, Sheila is retiring in January. I am so pumped! No doubt she will be spending tons of time visiting me from Winnipeg. I asked Sheila to come for a visit as soon as she retired and her answer was "Ya, not likely. I am not getting out of my pj's for the first month after I retire". I can't say that I blame her. Winnipeg is very cold in the winter and flannel pj's are a must! But wearing them for a month may be just a little ridiculous. hehe

I have no idea what to say next. I guess I just wanted to let you know that I finally have MPD gift cards available and that is exciting to me! Perhaps this holiday season you can drop a hint to someone special that you want a MPD gift card! 


Fusion Mineral Paint Furniture Waxes

How beautiful are these? There are now eight more Fusion furniture waxes to choose from! Of course these waxes can also be used as a topcoat on milk paint.

Furniture Wax by Fusion Mineral Paint - available online at My Painted Door. Eight great colours to choose from including Espresso, Black, Ageing, Liming, Pearl, Copper, Rose Gold and Clear.
Rose Gold Furniture Wax by Fusion Mineral Paint - available online at My Painted Door

This gorgeous new wax is called Rose Gold.

Ageing Furniture Wax by Fusion Mineral Paint - available online at My Painted Door

This is Ageing Wax.

Black Furniture Wax by Fusion Mineral Paint - available online at My Painted Door

And black wax. 

Here are all the new colours. Pin for later!

Fusion Mineral Paint Furniture Wax available online at My Painted Door. Colours include Copper, Rose Gold, Liming, Pearl, Clear, Espresso, Ageing and Black.

Which one is your favourite?

Posted on November 29, 2017 and filed under random ramblings, Fusion mineral paint.