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Meet the Maker Ildiko Horvath from Restored 4 U

Ildiko Hovath is Hungarian by birth but now living in Canada and is one of Annie Sloan’s painters in residence. JB Did you go to art school originally and if so where and what did you study? IH As English is my second language, please forgive me for any mistakes  I make .I did not… Continue reading Meet the Maker Ildiko Horvath from Restored 4 U

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Quick and easy chair transformation. A fun project for an adult to do with a ‘well covered’ child.

The made over chair in Annie Sloan Antibes green The before shot looks quite nice, but believe me, the chair was not in a good state. Recently a friend was throwing out a very old wooden child’s chair. It had been left in a shed for the last fifteen years and the seat was lifting… Continue reading Quick and easy chair transformation. A fun project for an adult to do with a ‘well covered’ child.

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Chair makeover using Vintage Tapestries

Materials Annie Sloan paint in Provence and Aubusson, Annie Sloan furniture wax, Old tapestries, Thread, Paper to make a pattern, Upholstery tacks, Decorative upholstery nails, chair to upholster A chair in need of a makeover Equipment A cotton rag, Sandpaper Paint brush, Needle-nosed pliers, Pins, Paper Cutting Scissors , Dressmaking scissors, Sewing machine, Iron and… Continue reading Chair makeover using Vintage Tapestries

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Meet the Maker, the Queen of paint, Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan has just launched her third Bookazine , The colourist (hard copy, editorial like a magazine, no adverts like a book). Here is the interview I did with in her, in her eclectic studio and headquarters, about her life, passion and rise to fame. Annie Sloan is known for her paint company and in… Continue reading Meet the Maker, the Queen of paint, Annie Sloan

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The Colourist Issue 02- A fantastic and inspirational read.

The art of colourful living by Annie Sloan I have just spent 2 hours at the hairdressers and rather than reading all the gossip and fashion magazines I decided to take my own copy of  the latest edition of the The Colourist. I am so pleased I did. When they first appeared a few years… Continue reading The Colourist Issue 02- A fantastic and inspirational read.