September 20, 2018

At some point in our life, we all do something for the first time. 

I had never painted a door before. And yet, here I am in my new house, with 27 doors to paint. I had to start somewhere. And where better than the door to my atelier? The little entryway to my world of...

April 15, 2018

So many of us have been there. Shivered at the idea of having to wax a piece of furniture we have just painted. What with all the horror stories abound: streaky finish, patchy finish, the wax beading up, the wax not being sufficient, the finish being tacky, shoulder ac...

October 22, 2017

If you’ve been painting furniture regularly, it’s inevitable that at some point you would have run, or going to, run into this problem.

Did you know that all bright white paint will yellow a little over time? 

I recently had a lady tell me that a piece she’d painted in b...

September 9, 2017

Picture this. You have just finished painting the most amazing piece of furniture. A coffee table that will grow into a much-loved family favourite. Perhaps it’s vintage. Romantic. Even a little shabby chic.

You’re desperate to retain it’s old-world charm, but equally d...

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