Who else is attending the Painter’s Academy next week? For those that don't know, the Painter's Academy is the UK's first Furniture Painting Business Conference, and it's taking place between 3rd and 5th September.
We’re SO EXCITED to be going and we have some BIG news to announce whilst we’re there! We’re also going to be representing General Finishes AND talking on stage about all things business, websites and SEO.
This week we welcomed a new addition to the Shabby Nook Family HQ – Milo the shitpom! We are all besotted with him and he is fitting in well with all the humans and animals! Milo says everyone deserves something a little special this bank holiday weekend and so we are offering all our lovely customers 15% off our instore Autentico range! Yes - the WHOLE instore Autentico range! Paints, glazes, metallics, faux finishes, decoupage glue and more! Check out the range on the website and purchase before the end of Monday 31st May for a whopping 15% off!
We are very excited to announce that we will soon be stocking Zibra brushes at Shabby Nook! These fab brushes are only just arriving in the UK. They have specially engineered bristles designed to balance softness and stiffness which gives them incredible paint pick up and controlled paint release. They have the highest bristle count compared to any other brush on the market and you can feel the difference just by touching them. The bristles are extremely soft and dense resulting a super smooth finish.
We are re-invigorating the homeware side of the business by cultivating beautiful homeware collections that are also ethical and sustainable. We just love the brand Bombay Duck London! Their products are gorgeous and quirky, and their ethos of kindness to their customers, staff, suppliers and the planet feels complementary to our own. Our first homeware collection will be a range of Bombay Duck London products – we are in the process of finalising the collection and can’t wait to share it with you soon! Keep an eye out for an email and social media announcements!
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!