Saturday, 6 February 2016

VIP Painting Workshop

Did you know that we offer special VIP painting workshops?

A special family occasion, birthdays, hen parties or just to spend some time together... For groups of 5 or more we will hire out the entire studio and teach you two of our most popular paint techniques so that you can create your own memo board or jewellery frame to take home.

All materials included with prosecco and cake... And at £35 each, what's not to love.

Saturdays and Sundays available, to request further information or to book, just email

Monday, 10 February 2014

Benefits of Painting Furniture

Not surprisingly, painting furniture and up cycling furniture has been something of a craze with many people trying there hand at it.

Why you ask?

- The cost of painting an existing piece of furniture is much cheaper than replacing with something new.

- You can pick up pieces of furniture from car boots, charity shops and E-Bay for a fraction of the cost and up cycle, again, it is much cheaper than brand new.

- Personality. Rather than furniture which is the same as everyone else, you can paint to match your own taste and personality, be different.

- Designing a new room, furniture no longer works with the new scheme, crack open the paint!

If you're worried that painted furniture isn't to your taste, not a 'shabby chic' fan, do not fear. There are many different techniques, distressed being the most popular but my favourite is a smooth finish, more chic so you can paint depending on your preference, we'll cover the different techniques another day so perhaps you can identify something for you.

Off to finish a country chic self unit - not sure I want to sell this one............. 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Furniture Painting Workshop, February

Good Evening and a warm welcome (during a cold evening) to our blog. We hope to share our fun life with you, inspire you and help bring something beautiful to your day.

After teaching our first workshop, I can safely say it was one of my favourite parts of this 'job'. It was great fun, I could of chatted with the lovely ladies who attended for hours over lots of tea (lots) and cake but we had a job to do and boy it was tiring, I wonder if the students felt the same when they got home? When our final student left, slightly overdue as we all got carried away nattering (it was great that everyone left with new friends as well as revamped furniture and techniques) and the lights on the studio turned out, we collapsed in a heap on the sofa with no idea where the time went but feeling very satisfied and joyful. 

Working on their practise boards

Distressed Practise Boards

Furniture Before
Our workshops are a full day, nestled in the serene Cambridgeshire countryside. We aim for a fun and informal day that will allow you to take home not only the techniques and know how to paint furniture but the confidence to transform old and tired furniture into new and loved pieces for your home. 

painting their Furniture (Left image, Jax)

Finishing touches
Our paint of choice, Annie Sloan chalk paint

With our group and their finished furniture (Laura, middle. Jax, Right)
After a day teaching yesterday and more studio time today, the weekend seems to have disappeared in the blink of an eye, I'm looking forward to a naughty pizza and a soak in some bubbles this evening before Monday starts with a big bang, it's another busy one!