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I won!

The Fliprunway award show was this weekend just gone and I’m happy to say I won Fusion Mineral Paint Technical Refinisher of the year. I’m really chuffed about that and I wanted to say a thank you to the judges.

It was a fantastic weekend spent with talented business owners from up and down the UK. We stayed in a gorgeous hotel and had a great time. Meeting the other Ladies and a few fellas was the best part for me and can’t wait till we all meet up again!

It’s me collecting my award from Jennylyn Pringle, Loree Pringle Lisa Marie Holmes
This picture is courtesy of Hashtag Vintage

Guest Blog Post.

I have been wanting to showcase some of the talented refinishers we have here in the UK for a while and asked a few of my lovely friends if they’d like to do a guest blog post.

So first on the list is Jackie, she is the sweetest most humble woman and such a sweetheart, so without further ado ….

Introducing Jackie Millington

Jackie is a retailer of MMS Milk Paint and has some crazy skills. She just won Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Technical Refinisher of the year.
You can see more of Jackies work HERE on her Facebook page.

The most magical paint in the world

Hi,

My name is Jackie, my furniture refinishing business is called  ‘A Cupboard Less Ordinary’ and I’m based in beautiful Lichfield, pretty much right in the centre of the UK.

My friend Sarah has asked me to write a blog post (I think she knows I like to talk paint) so here goes, bear with me and I’ll do my best not to ramble on too much.

I’d like to talk to you about Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.

Have you ever heard of it?

I hadn’t either until 2013.

Images courtesy of Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint

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I’d followed a US Vlogger called Marian for ages, her videos were fun and her painted furniture was to die for. I’d never seen anything quite like them here in the UK, they were authentic and the finish was so genuine. They looked like they’d been painted decades ago and I was mystified how that could be done.

Then one day she announced she was bringing out her very OWN milk paint range.

I fired off an email there and then, I wanted to get my hands on some of this magical mystery paint that could achieve such a beautiful finish.

Long story short, 6 years later, I’m a stockist for Marian’s range, called Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and I LOVE it as much today as I did when it first appeared on my computer screen.

Milk paint is different from every other paint on the market. Other paints are formulated to give a solid coat, if a distressed finish is required, sandpaper, a sander, whatever type of distressing technique we prefer is used to achieve it.

But Milk Paint? Milk paint distresses itself.

Yes, I did just say that!!

I describe the science bit to my customers like this….

Milk Paint wants to absorb, like a wood stain. If it can’t, say, because of a pre-existing finish, then it may start to lift and chip. It doesn’t wait years to do this, it does it pretty much straight away, usually from the second coat. Therein lies the magic. The distress that appears is so authentic, so genuine, that your piece could have come straight from a French chateau or long-forgotten old barn.

My first sample delivery appeared in little packets on my kitchen table.

I was beside myself.

It didn’t look like the paint I was used to. It was powder, I had to add water…. Could it really be that easy? 

YES – truly, it is that easy.

Equal parts powder and water, mix and hey presto, the most magical, all natural paint product appear. It is thinner than most paints on the market, the consistency of single cream is just about perfect.

Then all you do is paint.

The first coat is sheer. It’s the coat I like to call the “I’ve made a terrible mistake here” coat.

You haven’t made a mistake, it’s fine, it’s honestly supposed to look like that.

The second coat goes on and PHEW the coverage is great!!

At this point, that wonderful, chippy finish may start to occur. It won’t happen on all pieces, it depends on and works with the historical finish of each piece.

If you’re a creative at heart, this will light your soul up like a Christmas tree. If you’d prefer more control over the distress, add bonding agent to your mix before painting and you’re back in the driving seat, no chipping will happen unless you distress by hand. 

See more of Jackie’s work on her Facebook page
A Cupboard Less Ordinary.

There are so many things I could tell you about this magical product – the soft butter-like finish, the layering that you can do to simulate decades of peeling paint, the ability to mix custom shades, to blend. The magic bit of thickened paint that settles at the bottom of your cup that allows you to contour and add shading and texture. The super subtle shimmer that appears due to the natural ingredients in the blend.

There is so much it can do.

But I won’t bamboozle you, I can be guilty of getting over-excited about this product range!! If you’d like to know more, we have stockists up and down the UK who would be more than happy to show you, or you could even get onto one of our many workshops to try out this fantastic range for yourself.

Come along and see the magic happen. We would love to share it with you.

Jackie Millington

A Cupboard Less Ordinary

www.acupboardlessordinary.co.uk

www.facebook.com/acupboardlessordinary

More Guests Posts Coming Soon.

The Fliprunway awards have been set up to recognize and reward exceptional talent here in the UK and Ireland in the professional decorative painting and refinishing market.

It’s a welcome addition to our little industry as there is no formal or otherwise, recognition of the outstanding work that’s achieved by the very talented artisan we have here.

There are many categories and many of the talented ladies I know have been nominated and got through to the finals! The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on Friday 20th September at Fliprunway HQ…. How Exciting!

Having the hard job of judging is, I don’t envy them at all.

Jennylyn Pringle founder of Fusion Mineral Paint Loree Pringle CEO Homestead House Paint Company, Marian Parsons AKA Miss Mustard Seed, Lisa Marie Holmes of Lisa Marie Holmes Health, Antony Devine of Ministry of Upholstery

I’m through to the Finals!

I was blown away when I found out my lovely community had nominated me for lots of the categories and made it to the finals for 12 of them!! 12 … I thanked all my page follows on Facebook and wanted to take the opportunity to thank you too!

I’m chuffed about them all but especially the Best Interior Blog and Best use of Social Media. I work really hard on both of those so it’s fab-tastic to be recognized for it. Gotta say a big THANK YOU for all you who nominated me. 🏆 I already feel like a winner ….. so Thank You X

Meet some of the Talent in the UK

This little corner of the market is growing in talent! serious talent so I thought I’d highlight a few of the others who made it through to the finals

Let me introduce..

My best biz buddy Kate Holt from Colour me KT who made it through to the finals in 9 categories including Fusion Mineral Paint Technical Refinishing Artist Of The Year <<<<<< YOU CAN SEE ALL FINALISTS HERE

Acrylic Fusion paint pour. https://www.facebook.com/ColourMeKT

Sandy Campbell my lovely friend from The Paint Shed Cornwall is a whiz with colour and a finalist in lots of categories including Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Technical Refinishing Artist Of The Year

Milk Paint Gypsy Desk https://www.facebook.com/ThePaintShedCornwall/

Jackie Millington from A cupboard Less Ordinary Jackie has some serious skills with the Milk Paint and is a finalist in the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Faux Finish Artist Of The Year.

Chippy Milk Paint https://www.facebook.com/ACupboardLessOrdinary/

Nicky Cash from Done Up North is a finalist in the Fusion Mineral Paint Natural Wood Refinishing Artist Of The Year and if you see her signature masking tape cocktail cabinets you know why!

Geometric design MCM cocktail cabinet https://www.facebook.com/doneupnorth/

Shona Murphy or ‘Murph’ as I call her from Made By Murphy is a finalist in Fliprunway UK Spotlight Award. These awards are specifically for up and coming industry refinishers who are setting new standards with their work.

A gorgeous MCM Nathan sideboard https://www.facebook.com/madebymurphy1/

The lovely Laura Downes from Cherubs Chalk Interiors is a finalist in Fliprunway Instagram Refinishing Photographer Of The Year

Cutest MCM side table https://www.facebook.com/Cherubschalksinteriors/

The talented and lovely Jonathan Marc Mendes from Painted Love is a finalist for Fliprunway Mixed Media Refinishing Artist Of The Year. I Interviewed Jonathan a little while ago on Paint Talk With The Pros … what a sweetheart x

He is a true artist https://www.facebook.com/JMMPaintedLove/

Connie Clarke From Faff Designs is also a talented painter and is in the finals for Fliprunway Technical Refinishing Artist Of The Year.

Love her styling https://www.facebook.com/Faffdesigns/

Solly Jo Lewis from Posh Chalk Interiors is a talented artist and friend and is a finalist in Fliprunway UK Recognition Awards Services To The Upcycled Refinishing Industry

Woodubend moulding https://www.facebook.com/Poshchalk/

Jay Blades from Jay & Co a regular on our TV screens is a finalist in Fliprunway TV Refinishing Artist Of The Year. I Interviewed Jay on Paint Talk with The Pros a while back and he is a delight! If you haven’t seen it you must! >> HERE

Jays unmistakable style https://www.facebook.com/Jay-Co-100811059987662/

Congratulations.

There are many many more talented finalists and lots more categories, too many to mention them all here but I’d like to congratulate them all. We have a great community in the upcycling industry and we all support and help each other… it’s a beautiful thing y’all.

Having that community to help support our small businesses is essential to us growing and flourishing. We help each other out, pick each other up encourage and even laugh at each other. You lot are the best!

Sarah X