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 →

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 →

What exactly is Urban Modern Interior Design?

Trendy and hip, Urban Modern interior design is about cosmopolitan style and living. It incorporates elements of industrial contemporary and minimalist style, but with a warmer, softer feel.  Industrial contemporary lends itself naturally to modern city dwellings, old converted warehouse apartments, for example, where exposed brickwork and pipes, high ceilings and open plan layouts result... Continue Reading →

Back to Black!

There is something intriguing and interesting about black used in interior design.  It's a bold and brave colour choice but, when done well, it can look stunning.  In fact, all interior design insiders are predicting that black is going to be hitting our living spaces with aplomb next and the coming years, so keep a... 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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