When I decided to do this 12 days of giveaways thing, I reached out to my friends at Fusion/Homestead House and they were super gracious and provided some great stuff for me to give away.
First, a little background info for you all, because this all gets a little confusing sometimes. Homestead House Milk Paint is a Canadian company that has been around since the 1980’s. They also have been manufacturing Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint since 2012. The MMS Milk Paint is branded differently (the packaging looks different) and comes in color palette that Marian Parsons (a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed) developed herself.
However, aside from colors and branding, these two products are manufactured by the same people.
Check out all of the gorgeous colors available in Homestead House Milk Paint here.
Fusion Mineral Paint is an off-shoot of Homestead House too. Fusion paint is an acrylic paint though, not milk paint. Regardless of whether we’re talking about Fusion Mineral Paint, Homestead House Milk Paint or Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, the one common thread that runs through all of these products is the company’s commitment to high quality non-toxic paint and wax.
If you are someone that paints a lot (like me), you really need to be aware of what you are exposing yourself to on a regular basis. So be sure that you are using a product that is safe for both you and the environment. And if you are using a more hazardous product, be sure to use the proper protective gear such as gloves, eye protection and/or air masks.
One of the colors of Homestead House Milk Paint that I’ll be giving away today is Barn Red.
I used it on a pair of faux ski’s that I painted and stenciled back in 2017.
Some of my other favorite Homestead House Milk Paint colors include Maritime Blue, which is the really pretty periwinkle blue that I used on this watering can …
And Laurentien, which is the fabulous aqua that I used on these small vintage chairs …
I tested several of their shades of yellow …
before landing on Ochre for the Jenny Lind bed in my guest room …
They have some great neutrals too, like Bedford which is the light grey on this beautiful dresser.
I consider Midnight Blue to be a neutral too, and it was gorgeous on this dresser.
And of course there is Coal Black which I used on our master bed.
If you are a lover of Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint but want to branch out and explore more colors, you really should check out the Homestead House Milk Paint line.
If you’re familiar with Fusion Mineral Paint, you may have noticed that many of the Fusion colors are the same as the Homestead House Milk Paint colors (like Laurentien, Coal Black, Bedford and Midnight Blue).
This brings me to day 11 of my 12 days of giveaways. In addition to the Barn Red milk paint, today’s prize also contains a package of Homestead House Milk Paint in a color called Soldier Blue.
Um, hello. Can you say gorgeous?! I haven’t tried this color yet, but I kept a package of it for myself and can’t wait to use it. It looks like just the right blue for Pantone’s 2020 color of the year, doesn’t it?
This prize also includes an array of Fusion waxes including their metallic waxes in Rose Gold, Copper and Pearl, their clear furniture wax and the Homestead House Antiquing Wax. You’ll also get a package of the Fusion Fresco, which is a powder used to add texture to your paint. I’m also including another fabulous Staalmeester brush.
Thank you to Homestead House and Fusion for sponsoring this giveaway by providing all of the products I’m giving away today!
The rules: to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment on this blog post. If you can’t think of anything to say, just let me know whether or not you’ve tried milk paint. Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram. You are not required to follow my blog, although it would be awesome if you did!
I will randomly draw the name of a winner for today’s prize from all of the comments left on this post by Sunday, December 22, 2019 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).
The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $100 if the prize is not claimed by Thursday, December 26, another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.