Chalk painting furniture…it’s not as easy as it looks!

I seem to see chalk painted furniture everywhere these days. It’s something I have wanted to try for a while and as I had a very tired old chest of drawers in my hallway that needed a bit of tender love and care, I hardly needed an excuse! Chalk paint is touted as being an…

Re painting old furniture – a how to guide

I have a lovely old drinks cabinet that my father gave me a long time ago. I believe it dates from the 1930s or 40s when the sole bread winner, i.e. a man, would return home to a nicely dressed wife wearing lipstick. He would sit in his nice comfy leather armchair and put his…

My first attempt at upholstering a chair

My husband has a red vinyl covered chair which is practically the only piece of furniture left from his bachelor days…I made sure everything else disappeared over time…he he. It has travelled across the country and back again and was originally purchased by his mother. I like the chair design and it has a good…