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 →

My year in review – 2020. The year the world came to a stop!

There's certainly not a lot of good that can be said about 2020! The year none of us saw coming and one that all of us are wishing not to repeat. (Although, at this moment in time, from where I'm sitting 2021 is still looking very '2020') I'm aware I managed to go yet another... 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 →

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 →

Take a seat….!

Somebody once mentioned a little fact about me, apparently all I ever post on Social Media are pictures of chairs!  I wasn't told that directly to my face, but it was an observation made by one acquaintance to another and the comment made its way back to me.  Hmmm, I pondered whether that was actually... Continue Reading →

Back to school

Every so often a piece of work comes my way that really makes me smile.  It might be an unusual piece, an item with a long and intriguing history, some varied paint techniques or bright and cheery colours. And then sometimes a piece of work turns up at The Painted Shack doors which makes me... Continue Reading →

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