War of the Worlds Hat Rack

War of the Worlds Hat Rack

4th March 2021 – War of the Worlds Hat Rack What do you do when you have an old vintage bed head, some fabulous Mint by Michelle decoupage paper, a love of dystopian science fiction, and a spare afternoon?  Well you make a War of the Worlds hat rack of course!...
1923 Bedside Tables

1923 Bedside Tables

2nd April 2020 – 1923 Bedside Tables Getting our heads around this homeschooling gig, and finally getting back to some commissions!  We’ve given these stunning bedside tables an industrial look in a mix of Annie Sloan Amsterdam Green and Athenian Black.  Just...
How to create layered antique wallpaper look

How to create layered antique wallpaper look

Learn how to lino print with chalk paint to create a layered antique wallpaper look We wanted to create a look of layers of ripped vintage wallpaper, reminiscent of a faded grand old home, fallen into disrepair.  Turning to our trustly lino prints, we played with...
How to create Batik Leopard Print

How to create Batik Leopard Print

Learn how to create a Leopard Print using the Batik technique. This technique was inspired by Jemma’s Dutch East Indies heritage and the stunning batik textiles she was surrounded by growing up. We gave it a bit of a modern edge by creating a non-traditional leopard...
Use Annie Sloan tinted Waxes to paint negative spaces

Use Annie Sloan tinted Waxes to paint negative spaces

Learn how to tint your Annie Sloan Waxes Two things you’ll need to know here:  Firstly, that Annie Slaon Waxes come in clear, white, brown and black can also be tinted to whatever colour you desire Secondly, that Mineral Turpentine (or Turps for us Aussies) removes...
Chalk Paint Crayon

Chalk Paint Crayon

How to create a crayon out of Chalk Paint! We’re a pretty curious duo, and love nothing more than conjuring up some fun experiments to see what can be done with this fabulous paint!   We had a free afternoon, so we set ourselves the challenge of making a chalk paint...
Resin and Chalk Paint Cabinet Handles

Resin and Chalk Paint Cabinet Handles

  13th March 2018 – Resin and Chalk Paint Cabinet Handles Our pal, Julie, is a talented Resin Artist, and we’d been looking for a way to collaborate on a project.  We just love the organic, fluid aspect of her work. When we were commissioned to do a piece...
cash!

cash!

We’ve found some cool things hidden in old pieces of furniture, but never cold, hard cash! These notes went out of circulation 23 years ago! Who could have left it there? Unfortunately, the piece came from our local tip, so we’ve no way to trace the previous owner. ...
1930’s Piano stool

1930’s Piano stool

1930s Piano Stool School holidays so no painting today, but a productive day nonetheless! Introducing the original owner of our piano stool; Sister Mary Monica our lady of Delores (1888 – 1967).  In 1932, when she was given the piano stool, she was teaching at...
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