Used furniture sale this weekend!

Used furniture sale at My Painted Door

Sorry that I don't have a beautiful painted piece of furniture to share with you today. But, I do have some good news! Many of you know that I am a wee bit of a furniture hoarder (that's an understatement!). I hope to expand my shop in the near future and I really need to make space in my gigantic storage area at the back of my building (which I lovingly call my back 40!)

This weekend I am parting with some of my pieces of furniture! All of the furniture needs some paint love, so I can hook you up with some really great paint too! And to step it up a notch, it's all made in Canada and eco-friendly! Sale starts at noon both Saturday and Sunday.

Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Fort York Red. Available online at My Painted Door. We ship anywhere in Canada and the U.S.

Paint it Beautiful Facebook Group

Did you know there was a wonderful facebook group called "Paint it Beautiful"? It's a fairly new group with about 15,000 members already! The focus of the group is to share ideas, inspiration and knowledge. The group is dedicated to all the Homestead House brands of paint which include Fusion Mineral Paint, Miss Mustard's Seed Milk Paint and Homestead House Milk Paint. I am a moderator for the group, so I hope you will join me for some fun! I promise you will be amazed at all the wonderful projects people share from all over the world!

Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Fort York Red. Available online at My Painted Door. We ship paint anywhere in Canada or the U.S.

MPD Gift Cards Available

And last but not least, Valentine's Day is just a hop, skip and jump away. I have gift cards available in my shop and online. Perhaps you want to drop a hint to your sweetie that you would love to have a gift card for Valentine's Day. It's a win win situation. You'll recieve a gift card for your favourite store (I just had to throw that in there. lol) and your partner can enjoy all your painted projects. We all have some old furniture that would benefit from a new paint job!

Posted on February 1, 2018 .

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.