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While you might not realise it, colours and emotions are closely linked. Colours have the power to trigger emotions in us, and these reactions are rooted in psychological effects, biological conditioning and cultural imprinting. That’s why it’s so important to understand colour psychology and choose colours wisely when it comes to decorating. Certain paint colours can be used to create a lively and energetic mood (ideal in the kitchen or living room), while others can evoke calmness and relaxation (in the bedroom or bathroom, for instance). If you’d like to use colours representing emotions strategically throughout your house, here is...
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Looking back at photos on my camera of 2019 makeovers and these ones in particular were a lot of fun. Using Frenchic Chalk & Mineral paint throughout my upcycling projects (I'm a stockist, of course!) has made it a pleasure. Adding Iron Orchid Design products into the mix now is really getting my creative juices flowing and I'm looking forward to bringing new workshops to the studio in 2020. If you are interested in seeing what workshops I currently have on offer just take a look HERE
I love a collaboration with a shop neighbour! I was thinking what I could do with my empty paint tins and it came to me that it would make a great flower pot! So I popped the tin over to my florist neighbour, Flora Bella, and this is what she came up with! It looks fab and is sitting in the shop window now adding a touch of colour to my display ❤️
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Curing time for painted furniture Whether you are a furniture painter or a purchaser of painted furniture you will have heard about a curing time. But do you really know why painted and waxed furniture has to cure and what that means? Do you know what happens during that elusive cure time and why it’s so important? Once paint is applied and sealed (or even if it has a built in sealer) it is always best to treat a piece carefully for about 30 days. What Happens When Paint Cures Most of the paints that we use today for walls,...
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