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 →

Paint Colour of the Month – Purbeck Stone

Sorry for my recent quiet period on this blog site, things have been pretty hectic in The Painted Shack lately, so I simply haven't had time to be painting and blogging at the same time. I'm still busy and have a couple of really interesting projects on the go, but I thought I'd stop, put... Continue Reading →

Farrow & Ball 2018 New Colours Launch

Yesterday, 20th September 2018, Farrow & Ball launched nine new colours to their existing beautiful selection of paints. I was privileged to get tickets to their launch exhibition, the Farrow & Ball Immersive Event.  It didn't disappoint. Farrow & Ball are famed for their sophisticated, rich and luxurious colours, so the announcement of these new... 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 →

Paint Colour of the Month – Lancelot Grey

Despite all indications that greys are moving on and colours are entering our interiors again, grey is still my most popular paint colour for both furniture commissions and furniture sales. This last month one particular shade of grey has dominated.  Its name - Lancelot, from the Valspar Range.  I've painted several items in this shade... Continue Reading →

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