• Upcycling

    Upcycled Fabric Chair

    I have a vintage style chair, which I love. I use it every day at my computer, its an old style but not a very old piece in terms of years. It was just the wrong colour for my surroundings … … so I decided to paint it. I used Fusion Mineral Paint colour Homestead Blue on the main chair structure and Fusion Mineral Paint Seaside on the upholstery. These shades perfectly compliment one another. NOTE: Fusion do not recommend painting velour type fabrics, but I like to experiment and thought I would have a go, I’m either brave or daft ! YOU WILL NEED: Water, Paint of your choice…

  • Upcycling

    To paint or not to paint …

    …that is the question. Welcome to my very first blog. Most surprisingly, it’s not really about paint. Now I love to paint damaged furniture which for the most part has lost its way, or is generally just unappealing and when I was asked recently to go view some pieces for painting I surprised myself. “I hope those aren’t the pieces you’d like painted” escaped my lips. Two beauties handed down by a grandmother, a drinks cabinet and a Sideboard. They were just gorgeous in a slightly worn old mahogany finish. I could tell they’d been loved over the years, they were well made, and had seen plenty of use. They…