Nooky Gossip Weekly Newsletter

Nooky Gossip 40! Conscious Cubby Interview! CUREious Pink is Back! Restock of Fusion Mineral Paint's Testers, Metallic Wax, Metallic Paint and All in One Stain and Finishing Oil! Local customer appointments! Stunning Dixie Belle Transfer Transformation!
Recently I jumped at the chance to speak with Lowenna Insular about her brand-new upcycled furniture marketplace, Conscious Cubby! Lowenna designed the platform exclusively for professional small business furniture sellers in the UK. I’m REALLY excited about this new way of selling furniture and for customers to have a central platform they can go on to find quality, bespoke upcycled furniture. 
Nooky Gossip 39! How to Blend Paint Guest Blog with FAFF Designs, Cling On Brushes, Spring Sale Continues, Autentico Aged Copper Powder Transformation!
Want to know how to get a gorgeous blended look on your next painted furniture makeover? Then you’re in luck! Member of the Shabby Nook Family and Dixie Belle Ambassador Connie Clarke from FAFF Designs wrote a guest blog for Shabby Nook on exactly this!
Nooky Gossip 38! Garden Parties! Spring Sale Continues! Finnabair Metallic Flakes! Gliding Glue! General Finishes! Royal Mail Tracking! Deep Sea Cabinet Transformation In the Spotlight!
All our paint brands are suitable for use outside and are perfect for adding colour to your next garden party. And as Easter approaches this weekend and we are finally allowed to have a few friends and family members in our gardens, what better time to throw your first garden party of the year?! You may have already freshened up your outdoor furniture but what about those extra pieces that make your garden décor pop?
Nooky Gossip 37! Spring Sale! Decoupage! NEW Dixie Belle Decoupage Range! NEW Dixie Belle Chalk Paint Fan Deck! General Finishes Update! Ercol Sideboard In The Spotlight!
Decoupage is an ancient technique for adding faux hand painted finishes to your home furniture and home décor. The word decoupage comes from the French verb découper, 'to cut out'. For a traditional true decoupage look the decoupage should be translucent enough it appears as those it has been painstakingly hand painted. It’s an age-old technique for cheating artistic skills!
Nooky Gossip 36: Golds and Metallics! DIXIE BELLE NEW La Petite Brush, Best Dang Brush! NEW Belles & Whistles Transfers
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
As the saying goes, everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day and to celebrate this lively Irish holiday we’ve rounded up some of our fave golds and metallics from the end of the Shabby Nook rainbow!
First up – our gold paints – take a look at New Gold from the Autentico Metallic range for full coverage or Gold Digger from Dixie Belle’s Moonshine Metallics range for a sheerer finish. Did you know you can also make a dreamy rose gold paint by mixing Gold Digger with Rozay? The fab Fusion Metallics range includes Golds and Rose Gold that give an iridescent shimmer finish. 
Nooky Gossip 35: Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner Lands in the UK! Prep Your Furniture for Painting! General Finishes Update! NEW Dixie Belle Transfers! Custom Fusion Mix In The Spotlight!
We’re now stocking Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner – yes it is finally here in the UK! This stuff is perfect for prepping furniture for painting (please note it should not be used as a common household cleaner or on metal) so this week, let’s talk about prepping!

Your finished piece will only be as good as the base you start with. The type of prep you need to do will depend on the piece you are working on. When working with used furniture it’s typically been loved for quite a few years i.e., it’s been scratched, it’s started peeling and it’s dirty.

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