March 11, 2016

Sometimes it is great to have a little fun with a piece of furniture. This old tea trolley cum drop leaf table was given to me when an old friend of the family died. I think they were too lazy to take it to the dump and probably it would have ended up as firewood if yo...

February 19, 2016

Majolica Pottery is something you either LOVE or HATE. It was the height of fashion in the late 1880's with companies such as Minton and George Jones making stunning table pieces using this brightly coloured technique. Majolica is highly decorative and uses bright glaz...

February 12, 2016

Today on the Blog I thought I would talk to you a little about Dry Brushing. You may think that painting is painting but there are actually lots of other techniques that you can use to give your pieces an extra finishing touch.

 

The clue to dry brushing is in the name,...

February 8, 2016

Those of you that read my Blog on a regular basis know that I teach Furniture Painting Workshops either at the shop itself or through the local adult education services in my area.  This weekend I had two four hour ones on Saturday and Sunday.

 

On the Saturday class a l...

February 5, 2016

It has been a little quiet this past week so I thought I would have a go at learning a new skill.

 

Oh the joys of YouTube and the internet!

 

A little research and a trip to the charity shop for a suitably sized book and here is the result. I have to say I was more than a...

January 28, 2016

I was given a cute little original 1950's chair yesterday.

 

It is really pretty and reminded me of a little girl's disney princess chair - however it was in pieces and needed reupholstering.

 

A little trip to the handy shop next door "Carolyns" secured some  buttons and...

January 26, 2016

The Autentico brand isn't just about paint - there are lots of other decorative techniques that you can use to add a unique touch to items you are working on.  One of my favourites is Autentico Art Medium which enables you to transfer an image onto something else....

January 25, 2016

 I just love that name - what a fab name for a brand of paint!

 

There are probably many of you that havent heard of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint but do a search on the internet and you will be bombarded with images, Youtube clips and information.  Miss Mustard Seed is a...

January 20, 2016

They say you are never to old to learn new skills and it appears that in this part of Suffolk there are plenty of enthusiastic people out there clamouring to learn new hobbies and skills.  

 

Last year I was approached by Coastal Leisure Learning who offer...

January 18, 2016

January is and has always been a month of contrasts.

 

Dullness after the lights and glitz of Christmas and New Year are packed away. Some people get quite depressed at the thought of a few more months of winter, dark nights, dark mornings and nothing seemingly to look f...

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