I never realised how many pieces of our furniture art I could get into my small car until I was loading it up to go to the Vintage and Very Nice Market in the Chichester Assembly Room one early morning in May. A dynamic and varied fair, you can picture the hubbub of 30 or […]
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This piece was orange varnished pine – hideous and clumpy, BUT it had promise and a key! – rare. But I had no idea what to do with it, except that I wanted to try out an effect, that I hadn’t tried before, on the door. Imagination is the cornerstone of furniture art. Because it […]
Do you have one of those sweet Victorian/Edwardian chairs with a caned seat with holes in it? Here’s a great idea for upcycling it: Paint the chair in the colour(s) of your choice and use matching and or contrasting wools to cross-stitch a pretty design on the seat. It doesn’t have to be complicated to […]
When painting any piece of furniture, no matter how small, believe it or not you will enjoy it more if you prepare your tools and workplace before you get going – I know we all dread this sort of thing and can be easily put off even by the thought of it, BUT this is […]
HINT 1 – keeping your furniture art brushes fresh between coats If you have painted the first coat on your piece and know you want to paint a second coat once that first one is dry but need to go shopping or collect the children from school etc, wrap your paint brush tightly in a […]