What will be hot news for interiors in 2022?

As the bells toll to bid farewell to 2021 and welcome in 2022 we all look towards a fresh start, new beginnings and the optimism of happier days ahead. It's often a time for renewal, for ourselves, our lives and also our interiors. As a collective we've spent almost two years living under the shadow... Continue Reading →

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 black

Dark colours are making a come back in the interior design world right now - and they don't come much darker than that old staple, black. Dramatic and bold, black furniture makes a real statement and I always love getting a commission order to paint in this deep hue. Surprisingly, just as with white, black... 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 →

Colour of the Month – Teal

Photo courtesy of Instagram.com/the_painted_bird Teal is a colour that is taking the interior design world by storm. Relatively unknown and unused until recently, these days teal is big news. It is said the name for teal originates from the teal duck, which has this colour around its eyes. A mix of blue and green, but... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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.

My Colour of the Month – Gold

OK, so with it being the silly season and everyone doing all things festive I'm guessing the only decorating most people are doing right now is that of the tree, which would make either green or red very obvious colour choices for my Colour of the Month.  However, I've recently been involved with a commission... 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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