Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing

Last Thursday was the second up-cycling furniture session. After the original chaos of the first week I am happy to say participants had started getting the hang of the methods and made friends between them and with their piece of furniture and material. Thinking outside the box (the tin of paint…) is my teaching method. IContinue reading “Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing”

Stencilling Mackintosh – 2nd/3rd April 2016

What better place than The House for an Art Lover to come and learn from scratch the art of Stencilling and learn how to introduce Glasgow Style in your interior.              Built in the 1990’s from the original plans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh from the turn of the century HAL is a beautifulContinue reading “Stencilling Mackintosh – 2nd/3rd April 2016”

UP-CYCLING ! AGEING FURNITURE AND SMALL ITEMS

Tonight I ran the first class of the Up-cycling course at the House for an Art lover. We had great fun the group of 8 ladies and myself. Two hours full of taking some objects back a few years with some antiquing techniques… distressing and crackle-Crackle glazing.         This class runs at the HouseContinue reading “UP-CYCLING ! AGEING FURNITURE AND SMALL ITEMS”

The house Mackintosh dreamed about … Stencilling A House for an Art Lover

Every artist, craftsman, maker likes being part of a dream, the best part of it usually is to team up with the dreamer to discuss, elaborate, plan and realise the dream !  But in the case of The House for an Art Lover the dreamer long passed away the challenge was to be so interestingContinue reading “The house Mackintosh dreamed about … Stencilling A House for an Art Lover”

When vintage decoupaged pots meets Chocolatier or the definition of good style

A good 200 years ago French craftsmen to the name of the Martin brothers came up with a varnish to fake the Chinese and Japanese lackerware to make it available to the well to do. Their ware took Europe by storm and most household had to have a set of vases or a carriage clock inContinue reading “When vintage decoupaged pots meets Chocolatier or the definition of good style”

Painted furniture and craquelure 

Or the art of making something old look really old … I specialise in shabby chic painted furniture, either distressed with rubbed out bits or with antique craquelure effect pieces. I always have on stock a few pieces but I will either source for you a piece following your description or I will paint/antique aContinue reading “Painted furniture and craquelure “