Colour of the Month – Coral

It's March and that means, theoretically, Spring should be with us soon. And who isn't looking forward to that?! Photo courtesy of @knottooshabbyfurnishings So, getting to think about Spring, it's vibrancy and how the natural world starts awakening, got me thinking about colours which reflect the new season. My thoughts took me to the colour... 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 →

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 →

50 shades…….

Chatting with my parents the other day we got talking about the interior design trend that has been with us for a while now, greys, and how I've painted so many items in various shades of this interior design staple over the past couple of years.  Both commissions and furniture sales have shown just how... Continue Reading →

How to stencil like a pro.

  Stencilling is a fun and creative way to add personality and interest to your living space.  When done well it can look stunning.  Furniture, walls, ceilings and canvasses can all be given a new unique look using stencils and a little bit of imagination. There is, however, a knack to achieving good results.  As... Continue Reading →

Chalk it up! My findings of chalk paint.

When I started painting furniture and generally getting involved in furniture renovation I spent days researching techniques, paints and finishes.  What were other furniture renovators doing, what did they use, what are other people getting up to?  I was keen to find out as much as possible and eager to investigate different options for my... Continue Reading →

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