Colour Charts

As a furniture painter I have my favourite materials I like to work with, paint, wax, brushes etc.  Once in a while I like to try new products especially paint.  I am a member of a Facebook page called Essentially Shabby and the people on there are great they give advice and give good feedback…

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Ooh La La a Cheeky Week In France

Me and my husband decided to have “a cheeky weeks holiday” we usually go for two weeks in the summer but we thought we would give somewhere else a try (we usually go to Italy) so we booked a Gite just outside Bergerac.  The Gite was called Le Bois De Penaud and is run by…

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Spring has sprung!

I am so glad that the warmer drier weather is here I find it really difficult to work through the winter, as my workshop is full of furniture so I tend to work outside where the light is better, so when the weather is wet or cold and frosty I can’t really get anything done,…

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Put a lid on it!

I love what I do that’s why I do it, I don’t do it because I make a load of cash because believe me I don’t.  I love most aspects of up-cycling furniture right from mooching around second hand shops and antiques markets to browsing in the DIY shops looking at brushes, paint and wax.…

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Working With Black Chalk Paint

Commission pieces are a huge part of this business which is why I love doing what I do, one of the best feelings is to give a lovely old fashioned piece of furniture a new lease of life, especially when the client falls in love with it all over again.  So when I was asked…

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Home & Away

Well it has been quite a while but I do have good reason well I think so.  We have finally moved house which has taken us just over one year due to our chain falling through 3 times at the last minute but we got there in the end.  We have taken quite a project…

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Coffee Table with Claw Feet

I found this Coffee Table with claw feet at one of my favourite antique shops Bygone Times http://bygonetimes.co.uk/ I was particularly attracted to the cute little claw feet with wheels on and the top, with its lovely blend of colours.  It had a few scratches on which I knew I would be able to sand…

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Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a very Happy & Safe New Year however you decided to celebrate it.  For us it was very quiet which is just the way we like it.  We forfeited the hot-pot for anti pasti which is a celebration of our love of Italy with some lovely bubbles of course! It…

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Table for six. Hand Painted Furniture.

  It has been quite a few weeks since my last post and this is due to two things, first I have been on holiday to beautiful Tuscany in Italy and secondly I was recommended for my first commissioned job which was a dining table and 6 chairs. The job came through a family member…

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