Coast & Country Vintage can be found in two great locations in Victoria, Australia!
Waverley Antique Bazaar in Melbourne's South Eastern Suburbs and Cowes Bazaar & Gallery on Phillip Island.
Waverley Antique Bazaar
11a Aristoc Rd,
Glen Waverley, Victoria
Over 240 Stalls filled with an eclectic mix of vintage, antique & collectable temptations. Bring good walking shoes and an empty car!
Cowes Bazaar & Gallery
158 Thompson Avenue,
Cowes, Phillip Island
Smaller than Waverley but no less interesting! 65 stalls filed with vintage, antique & collectable goodies! In my search for the best paint products to sell in my store, I narrowed it down to these few. Yes there are plenty more, but these products resonated with me as I genuinely love to use them.
Fusion Mineral Paint™
This beautiful product is a genuine 'Foundation to Finish' furniture paint. The creation of Homestead House in Canada (where MMS Milk Paint is manufactured), Fusion Mineral Paint™ is the easiest most fun paint I've ever used. It's a dream to paint with, has amazing coverage due to the fact that it's so highly pigmented, and it needs no primer and NO top coat. Nada. Zippo. None. Of course you can add a top coat of the decorative kind....but the point is that you don't have to.
The colour range is to die for and it comes in very handy 500ml pots so you don't have to buy a whole litre of the one colour. Most times a 500ml pot is plenty for your average project/chest of drawers/buffet. And if you are anything like me you get bored after one colour and want to try another. Put your hand up if you have a cupboard full of half used 1 litre tins. Yup...me too. No longer, thanks to Fusion :). The Fusion range also answers the need we have for 'extras'. Sandstone Texture, Ultra Grip (for tricky surfaces like laminate & glass) gorgeous rich Metallics, Decoupage & Transfer Gel and the latest and greatest addition to the line up FRESCO! Fresco is the answer to all things ages, weathered, worn, sea swept and is the best fun you've had since finger painting as a kid! Brilliant stuff! Zero VOC's and safe enough to use on your children's toys and furniture, Fusion Mineral Paint & products are a head above the rest in every way. We run regular beginners workshops in Glen Waverley, Melbourne. Visit our workshops page to view available workshop dates.
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint
Old fashioned Milk Paint. It's what all the older style furniture was painted with and the ONLY product that can give you that authentic 'painted 100 years ago' chippy look that we all love so much. Don't like the chippy look? (why on earth not?) , then just add Bonding Agent and full opaque coverage is literally at your fingertips. LOVE this paint! LOVE the pretty girly packaging, LOVE the colour range and the fact that I can mix my own custom colours. LOVE....okay I love everything about Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. What's not to love?
So what's the difference between Fusion & Milk Paint? Read on!
Fusion is NOT chalk paint...it's a purpose designed furniture paint. Fusion contains a high percentage of acrylic resin which means that once it's curing time is over (21-30 days) it dries really really hard so it's extra durable. Fusion is a revolutionary kind of paint that eliminates the need for a primer and requires very little preparation. Just a light sand, clean down your piece and paint away.And with the help of Ultra Grip you can transform metal, ceramics, glass, stone, plastic, plaster, in fact almost anything! No need for expensive primers and sweating it out sanding or stripping varnishes off! Could it really be that simple? Yes! And because it's so simple it's FUN!
Milk Paint is a powdered, no VOC's product that can be traced back all the way to ancient carvings and art. It is safe for children's furniture, painting projects indoors and use during pregnancy. It is made of only five natural ingredients – clay, limestone, chalk, casein (milk protein) and iron oxides for pigments.
Milk Paint powder is mixed with water to make up the paint and dries very hard. It will soak into unfinished timber creating a solid finish that will not chip or can be made into a raw wood 'stain' by diluting it further with more water.
Painting Milk Paint on varnished surfaces will often result in the old fashioned‘chippy'look which is very hard to achieve with Chalk Paint and is also easy to distress. You can also achieve an opaque finish with Milk Paint by adding some Bonding Agent to the paint mix. Sanding Milk Paint before finishing with either furniture wax or hemp oil will produce a divinely smooth finish.
If you'd like to try some Milk Paint or Fusion Mineral Paint we have sample sizes of both products for you to try for just a few dollars. Click HERE for MMSMP or HERE for Fusion sample products.
You won't regret it one little bit, I promise.
If you'd like a few ideas or a little bit of inspiration, take a quick look at my Transformations page!