My Paint Colour of the Month – Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue

I recently took stock of the numerous items of unpainted furniture that were cluttering up my life and business and decided to take action, deciding on blue as a starting point colour, primarily as it's a favourite of mine but also because I have it on good authority (Colour Curator, Joa Studholme, no less!) that... Continue Reading →

Paint it, don’t bin in!

This blasted pandemic and subsequent lockdown madness/inconvenience has resulted in an increase of people opting to upcycle/renovate their furniture, rather than buy new. A combination of shops being closed, preventing people from being able to actually go in to a store and see, and FEEL, what they are buying, whilst being sat in their homes... Continue Reading →

A Cabinet Worthy of Your Vote

I've recently been working on upcycling an old television cabinet into a trendy and stylish drinks cabinet. Drinks cabinets have a chequered, interesting history in the world of furniture - if any a piece of furniture could talk to tell a tale! Drinks cabinets are synonymous with 1970's and 80's middle class England where, following... Continue Reading →

Patience is a golden virtue

Towards the end of 2018 I got some work in that was exciting and different, but never have I had a commission that has caused me such an emotional rollercoaster. Don't get me wrong, the ultimate resulting emotion was one of joy and pride, particularly when my lovely client sent me lots of beautiful photos... Continue Reading →

Colour of the Month – Silver

Most of us incorporate silver into our interior design schemes, often without even being aware of it - think taps, mirrors, door handles, cutlery - although that is often an unconscious decision of simple practicality. Others really embrace this adaptable and beautiful hue into their homes, with intent, passion and flare. With the recent trend... Continue Reading →

Metallics

Incorporating metallic into your interior design scheme is easier than ever right now.  Years ago those metallic touches were confined to the taps and mirrors, but these days there's barely a surface which cannot be metallicised and made to look good for it. The choices of metals and shades available are numerous and the beauty... Continue Reading →

My Year in Review – 2018

It's almost over folks, another year down and it's been quite a remarkable year in so many ways.  It has, as ever, flown by at an ever increasing rate.  Our climate and weather continued to baffle, amuse, entertain and exasperate us, giving us The Beast from The East at the beginning of the year, followed... Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas

Not so much a blog post this week, just a Happy Christmas wish to all my friends, family, clients, customers and followers - both on this blog and my various Social Media pages.  Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas with lots of fun, laughter, love and joy, from The Painted Shack.

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