Introducing Layla’s Mint

Layla's mint at Front Porch Mercantile


Layla's mint at Front Porch Mercantile

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is so popular in Europe that they have added a limited edition European colour line. As one of only 6 Regional Retailer Trainers in North America, I was excited to be one of the few retailers able to “test drive” the new European colour line. I was sent Layla’s Mint – swoon!

Layla's Mint available at Front Porch Mercantile

What a beautiful colour. All the European colours are muted, and warm. I just love them all, but I did have a special spot for Layla’s Mint, I have used a similar custom blend on similar pieces and this is just the perfect colour for me, and yes, it is named after THE Layla from The Lettered Cottage. For those of you that know Layla you know how giddy this makes me.

Layla's Mint Front Porch Mercantile

I had a sweet dresser I wanted to paint. We picked her up last summer and once we had her home we realized she needed a lot of TLC. Mr. FPM fixed her up and I could not decide what colour to paint her, so she sat for some time.

Layla dresser before Front Porch Mercantile

Then Layla’s Mint arrived and I just knew!

Layla's Mint Front Porch Mercantile

I didn’t use bonding agent and let her chip – and she did so beautifully!

I had stripped and sanded the top (it was a hot mess…there was a wax like coating on the top – good times)  it was stained with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Curio and finished with Hemp Oil.

Layla's Mint at Front Porch Mercantile

She is so pretty if I do say so myself. Love her lil lip, her pretty curvy legs on casters and crystal knobs! I’m in love with this colour, and I know my customers will love it too.

I think you will like ALL the new colours…it’s going to make picking colours even more difficult – sorry!

European Colour Collection MMS Front Porch Mercantile

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint European colour collection will be available Jan 24th! You are going to love them!

(Guess what – if you sign up for our newsletter you will receive an invitation to pre order the European Colour line on Jan 20th – so sign up now if you haven’t – you can do do on our home page up on the right)

You can check out Arabesque on Laura’s blog over at The Ironstone Nest, its beautiful!

Marian (Miss Mustard Seed) has started releasing lots of beautiful information on the other colours too…check them out Marzipan,  Layla’s Mint, Arabesque, and Bergere. Keep watching, more colours being released weekend

I’ve painted several things with Layla’s Mint since I mixed my first batch, I absolutely love it!

What do you think? What would you paint with Layla’s Mint? Any of the other colours pique your interest?

Thanks as always for popping in, leave me a note, I love hearing from you!



ps…  Layla (as I call her) is now available at Front Porch Mercantile!

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  1. Danielle

    She’s gorgeous and I love this new color! Please link her up tomorrow if you get chance. x

    • Wendy

      Thanks Danielle, I’ve linked up – thanks!! xx

  2. Colette

    So beautiful! I love everything about her!

    • Wendy

      Thank you Colette, you are going to love the new line! xx

  3. Allison

    I too loved Layla’s mint! It’s the perfect
    Soft green! Love how your dresser turned out!

    • Wendy

      Thanks Allison, I’m totally in love with this colour :)

  4. Tannis

    Was the whole dresser stained underneath the chipping?

    • Wendy

      Hi Tannis, yes, the whole dresser had a poly/stain original finish. I didn’t use the bonding agent so it just randomly chips! Love working with milk paint! :)

      • Tannis

        So you only refinished the top. In the before picture the dresser doesn’t look as dark as what you can see beneath the chipping.

        On a different note can you do a post with your example of the kitchen cupboards (the example board you have in the shop). Still contemplating that project. Milk paint, Fat paint and Fusion?

        • Wendy

          Hi, yes, I only refinished the top as it had some weird waxy finish on it. I stripped it down and stained it with Milk Paint Curio. The rest of the dresser was left untouched and just painted with Layla’s Mint (no bond). As for the kitchen cabinets, I hope to get a blog post completed on kitchen cabinets soon :)

  5. Paige Davis

    This is a beautiful piece! Love the depth of that color!

    • Wendy