Here’s one I made earlier.

My children will tell you, when they were little, I would paint walls bright yellow and colbolt blue, stencilled hares on stair risers and drawers in silver with even more leaping hares and office chairs covered in fluffy faux zebra fabric.

That was then but this is now 2018…well it’s not it’s 2020, but this may be a year of going nowhere.

The cavern of delight that caught my eye was “Chalk and Linen”

It soon became my beacon of light, delicious coffee and cake set amongst inspirational work by the “Ward Dynasty” I say Dynasty because they are all so damn talented, exceptional bespoke industrial style furniture in metal and real wood, up-cycled wonders in colours that you would never expect to find on furniture, using the delicious Annie Sloan palette of colours and the alchemy talent of Jacki Ward.

Like Liz, my amazing work “other half”, Jacki is one of those people who you can’t help fall in love with.

Be sure to check Chalk and Linen out on FB, the web and on site, shops in Atherstone and Middleton Hall, Tamworth, that is when we can spend more than 5 minutes in the same room! gosh who’d a thought what we took for granted. Big up to our individual shops on the high street, they are going to need us when the world stops spinning.

Here are some of my “Sloaned” up-cycles.


Moon Cupboard
Magical Crow cupboard

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