We can’t think of a better way to spend a sunny summers Saturday than mingling with foodies and talking about the things we love: sustainable home renovation and decorating products. That’s why each year we attend the local River and Food Festival in Cardigan. It’s a great day out and this year was no exception. The weather was wonderful, the event organisation was fabulous and … Continue reading Cardigan River and Food Festival
Sometimes only you know the colour that’s in your head, and having sifted through all the colour charts and tried as many sample pots as you dare, you’re still no nearer to finding quite the right thing for the job. Earthborn’s eco-friendly mineral pigments can used for all sorts of things to make unique colours that you won’t see anywhere else. These pigments can be … Continue reading Create your own Colour with Natural Pigments
There are no strict rules for picking the right paint colour. We all have our own styles, our own ideas of what looks good and what doesn’t, and our own ways of expressing our inner selves through the medium of our homes. However, there are a few pointers which could help us all achieve that balance of style and individuality without compromise. When approaching your … Continue reading Choosing the right paint Colour
Breathing keeps houses healthy and safe to live in by letting moisture out from the walls. Over time, houses have been decorated inside and out using plastic-based paints. Whilst these paints look fine and work well to start with, the walls beneath begin to suffocate. This is because the paint creates an impermeable covering. In time, the walls begin to deteriorate. A suffocating house tends to be damp, and the … Continue reading Why does your House need to Breathe?
When we hosted our first furniture painting course in July this year, we all turned up with very different pieces of furniture and some varied tales behind the pieces we’d chosen to paint. One lovely set of drawers had been picked up just that morning from a local antiques shop, whilst a beautiful dining chair had been sitting with the rest of its set around … Continue reading How to Shop for Furniture
Last Saturday, we teamed up with Jennie of Tatanne Bazaar to host our very first shabby chic furniture painting class. It couldn’t have been any better. Jennie guided us through the process of turning a dull wooden object into something full of character, and each of our pieces had a wonderful new personality by 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Take a look at the process in … Continue reading In Pictures: Celtic Sustainables & Tatanne Bazaar furniture painting class
Earthborn Silicate Primer is a base coat to paint on before using Earthborn Silicate Masonry Paint. It’s a good idea to use it on the surface of any wall that is very absorbent or loose and powdery to make sure the paint sticks and doesn’t either fall off or get drawn into the wall. You can colour the primer using a natural pigment to create … Continue reading Why do I need to use Earthborn Silicate Primer?
When Peter Dow came to us looking for paints to renovate his semi-gothic Victorian cemetery lodge, we knew we were going to help to create something amazing. Following years of neglect, the lodge was in need of a good dose of TLC, and some sympathetic remodelling to bring its 1970s red brick extension into place with the rest of the building. Because Peter understood the … Continue reading We helped Renovate this Listed London Cemetery Lodge
There’s nothing quite as simple and good at freshening up your home than touching up well-loved furniture with a splash of paint. Farrow & Ball has been busy putting brush to bucket with its Find it, Paint it, Love it campaign and has come up with some wonderful ideas for us to experiment with in our own homes. Take a look at the gallery below … Continue reading Find it, Paint it, Love it: Brighten your Home with Painted Furniture
Before your little ones have even picked up their overalls, your top priority will be their safety. Children and decorating can mix perfectly to create some beautiful work and wonderful memories too, but it can be dangerous if it isn’t done safely. We’ll give you some top decorating safety tips throughout this guide to make the experience as carefree as can be! Use Safe Paints … Continue reading Decorating with Children