I was recently given a small broken chair to repair for my youngest grandson, and so I persuaded The Significant Other to make a new seat for it. Chair in need of TLC Once the chair seat had been replaced , I gave it a coat of primer. Prime the chair before painting When the… Continue reading Chair makeovers during the time of Covid
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
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.
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
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