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We are on the move!

We are on the move!

2018 brings exciting changes to Troupes.  We are sadly closing the Great South Road store, but fear not we aren't disappearing.  Like a monarch bu...
Introducing Fusion Mineral Paint

Introducing Fusion Mineral Paint

I feel strongly about preserving and protecting the heritage and history of furniture in Kiwi homes.  I grew up in a generation where most things ...
My love of the colour Typewriter

My love of the colour Typewriter

Then the final step was to revive the leather tops. For this I applied hemp oil with a small natural bristled brush, or you can use a soft lint free cloth. We call hemp oil liquid gold and when you use it for the first time you'll understand. It has to be one of the best multi purpose oils around. You can read more about hemp oil here at Miss Mustard Seed
Shutter Gray Stool

Shutter Gray Stool

The act of cleaning and sanding lets me get to know the piece.  I learn its little nuisances which help me decide how too finish it. Giving your furniture that little bit of TLC at the beginning will ensure the painted surface is durable. If you take shortcuts then you could end up with a finish that doesn't last.
Spotlight on colours - Mora

Spotlight on colours - Mora

Mora is a beautiful colour with a hint of blue, green and grey.  Its a lovely subtle colour that would nestle nicely into any neutral decor.  Add ...
Tips for Milk Paint

Tips for Milk Paint

Here are some general tips for Milk Paint.  I promise it is not that hard, once you get your head around it, you will LOVE it. The thickness of th...
Mixing Milk Paint

Mixing Milk Paint

First of all, we’re not use to mixing paint, right?  It usually comes in a bottle or can and it’s already a liquid.  Just dip in your brush and go....
August Colour of the Month

August Colour of the Month

Winter, who else is over it!  Lets embrace the winter blues with FLOW BLUE.     The other colour of the month is Layla's Mint, a lovely soft green....
What the heck is Milk Paint?

What the heck is Milk Paint?

Milk Paint is an ancient paint made from five simple ingredients – milk protein (casein), limestone, clay, chalk and natural & non-toxic pigmen...
Who is Miss Mustard Seed?

Who is Miss Mustard Seed?

Miss Mustard Seed who the paint line is named after is a blogger and who's real name is Marion Parsons.  I have been a follower of her blog for s...