How to paint wood furniture black successfully

To successfully paint wood furniture black is difficult. Top coats often turn out streaky. Fortunately I found a way to get a great result. Black and white are some of the hardest paint colours to finish well. Many thanks to Dixie Belle for sponsoring this post. This post includes gifted products and affiliate links so…

Small Business Saturday – support small and make a difference

Small Business Saturday was created to support small businesses after Black Friday. Here are some talented artisans at Homemade at The Barn. Some large businesses inflate their prices throughout the year so they can offer ‘discounts’ on Black Friday. Small businesses often don’t and they lose out. So, I’m showcasing a few of the talented…

How to make over a small side table with golden glamour

A small table is a low risk way to start upcycling. Here’s how to make over a small side table with a golden wow factor. They’re small so don’t use a lot of paint. Often have straightforward shapes so won’t need fancy tools or brushes. And will hopefully be quick so you can see if…

The secret to simple and mess-free distressed furniture

Distressing furniture is messy. This makeover is how to create mess-free distressed furniture with a simple household item. It’s so easy you’ll be able to do it before you can say ‘shabby chic’. I found this wine cabinet while I was doing a furniture painting course. The one where I painted these blue and copper…

Beautiful update for furniture with simple flower transfer

Furniture can be entirely transformed with something as easy as a simple flower transfer to give it a whole new lease of life. Between that and a coat of paint, this piece was entirely transformed. This fire screen cost £4.25* from a charity shop. I rarely say no to a piece like this. Wood? Yes.…

You’ll never guess why someone wanted my first upcycling project

And the reason you won’t guess is because even I can’t quite believe it. I started upcycling in 2018 and this was my first ever project. I excitedly bought a peacock stencil and some pens for glass and mirrors. It’s funny that what I’m most known for are my flower and bird furniture pieces and…

How to use black wax on furniture for impact

Black wax on furniture can have a dramatic impact. It takes something monotone and plain and gives it dimension and character. This footstool was £5 from a charity shop. It was something my parents spotted for me. It’s always great to have family and friends on the treasure hunt too! As I mentioned in my…

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