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 →

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 →

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.

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 →

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