Don’t you just L-O-V-E strolling through a charming shop!
You can’t deny Home Depot and other big chain stores have almost everything you need. However, I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s a totally different ‘vibe’ browsing a lavender-scented shop showcasing lovingly hand-painted one-of-a-kind items.
Add some antiques adorned with vintage linens, scented candles, charming bird houses, and paper butterflies, and voilà, a perfect creative atmosphere!
Are you following my shenanigans on Facebook? Then you already know I’m on-the-hunt for out-door fabric to upholster a patio set AND…
… I’m dying to try Milk Paint!
The perfect place to shop for fabric and paint is Ottawa Street in Hamilton, ON.
Ottawa Street is a well established fabric district and has many interesting eclectic shops along the way… Meet my new Milk Paint Dealer ~ The Painted Bench
The Painted Bench is located on 208 Ottawa St. Nrth and stocks Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Homestead House Paints and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.
Nicole & Melanie (owners) are generous with their time and will answer any questions you may have before making a purchase. I opted for Miss Mustard Seed’s “Tricycle” and Homestead House “Niagara Green”… I’m excited to give both a try!
I’ll post a Milk Paint 101 showing my results!!
So if you’re in the market for gorgeous hand painted furniture, stencils, brand name chalk paint/milk paint, or any other painting supplies, drop on by and visit The Painted Bench. I guarantee you’ll walk out inspired!
Enjoy your day!