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.
In celebration of the gorgeous sunny weather finally arriving we are giving our customers a massive 10% OFF EVERYTHING at Shabby Nook! Yes, you read that right, you can get 10% off across all our instore ranges by using discount code SHABBYSUMMER at checkout! Whilst we are the Home of Furniture Paint, don't forget we also stock painting tools and accessories, decorative accents and homeware! Discount code valid until 12.00pm 17th June 2021.
Recently I have gone back to my roots and got stuck into some furniture painting! I restored this large oak blanket box (being expertly modelled below by Milo!) and painted it a gorgeous olive colour and added a bird and floral design transfer. That sounds pretty simple but if you had seen (and smelt!) the state of the blanket box you’d understand how much work went into it in the prep stage so I thought it would be a good time to share a quick ‘how to’ with you all.
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 stock (and use!) General Finishes Enduro-Var, Flat Out Flat and High Performance Topcoats at Shabby Nook. They are all excellent products that provide amazing durability and protection to your pieces. But which topcoat should you use? We have collated some of the main points about each product to help you decide!
We are becoming increasingly aware of the need for us all to be more eco-conscious – and here at Shabby Nook we are looking into ways to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the world. It will be an area we always look to improve. We already re-use boxes that our deliveries arrive in by cutting up them up to use as box toppers in our own parcels, and all the packaging we use in our deliveries is reused and/or recyclable. But one thing we haven’t done yet is shout about it and make sure our customers know this!