News / Shabby Chic
Upcycles often present themselves in the strangest of places and ways when you least expect it! I bought this fab second hand farmhouse style table for my own dining room. I had big plans to paint the legs and stain the top to a classy dark oak colour. I want to add different coloured painted chairs eventually (when I find the right ones!).
I collected the table from a lovely guy who helped load it into the van too. When I got it home and lay the table top against the wall with the underneath facing up I couldn't believe it, the underneath of the table was even nicer than the actual table top! The before pic below is the table top as it's meant to be - a varnished pine finish, and then assembled with the underneath now as the top.
I love the rustic look and this has it by the bucket load, and was completely unintentional! What a happy little accident. It took a LOT of sanding to get it to a level and useable finish but I have completely fallen in love with it.
After an intense sanding (that I'm still not the better for) and sealing with a matt varnish to protect it, it now has pride of place in my dining room. Now that is some looking at things differently!
I actually decided against painting the legs entirely - once the top was finished, the wood just looked so lovely all rustic and worn so I left it as is, for now at least! :)
Table top before (the lighting was terrible!!)
Table top after
Some new custom pebble art for some very special Grandparents. What a sweet gift from their lovely grand kids!
Please get in touch for more info about commissions. I love working with clients on their ideas and watching them come to life. I offer a tailored approach to to all pebble art commissions, ensuring your piece ends up just as you want it. A truly unique gift from the heart.
Beginning to look a lot like Christmas ❄⛄
All go down at the Dublin Christmas Flea in Point Village but not complaining!. Great response to my creations and some lovely feedback from customers. Makes all the mental long hours of prep worthwhile
Come on down and say hello and pick up some unique Christmas gifts!
Adorable snowmen army! Loving these super cute little Christmas addition to the product line. It's also fun get raw materials to make these guys ;)
Getting ready for the Dublin Christmas Flea in Point village this weekend. These little cuties will be there with some other handmade decorations. Pop by and say hello
The Makery will be at this years Dublin Christmas Flea market from 9th-11th Dec in Point Village. Pop by and say hello and pick up some unique and handmade gifts for Christmas. There is a fantastic selection of Ireland's finest Makers, Artists, Designers and Entrepreneurs all under one roof - support local and support Irish creatives this year. Check out The Makery's listing here.
Tis the season....for craft fairs! 72 frames, one boot! Lots of making going on in preparation. Delighted to announce The Makery will be at this years Dublin Christmas Flea from 9th-11th Dec in Point Village North Wall! Pop on down and say hello, and support local traders and crafter's.
I'll have some great upcycled and unique Christmas gifts available. I can also take orders before then for collection at the market. Pm for more details. It's going shaping up to be a great market, all indoors too in case the weather isn't great.
Busy few weeks ahead! Game on
There's nothing more personal than a photo collage gift. This frame was handmade for a good friends birthday using pine which has been stained grey, with some chicken wire added for that real rustic look. Tiny pegs keep the photos in place, with wooden L initial (for Laura), mini heart blackboard and purple painted star for added personalisation. These make great personal gifts and can be made to order with custom sizes, can even be used as a noticeboard. Please pm for more details.
I had done a similar chair before in a Superhero theme, turned out great and sold very early on at the first market it went to! So I had to do one for the girls, or the boys too if they like butterflies, hey we're inclusive here! :)
Decoupage is a process of layering a pva/water mix and usually napkins to stick the image to the furniture/bottle/plant pot - pretty much anything! That is why I love it, its a simple way to give something a new lease of life - and for the price of a napkin, can't get much cheaper than that! Now I have simplified the process, and it actually takes some time, patience and practice of course to get the best results.
This is the perfect statement, study, occasional or dressing table chair. Very unique, sure to make a statement. Priced at €70 and available for collection - local delivery may be possible for a small fee. Please get in touch for more details.
Been non stop over the last few weeks - been designing up some uniquely Irish and original greeting cards to send to print, along with some snazzy new business cards and a banner for The Makery's first ever market stall pitch! The excitement is growing, and so too is the product line! More pebble pictures have been added and am currently working on some commissioned pieces, commissioned furniture painting and some beautiful upcycled and recycled wedding items for the budget shabby chic wedding craze - watch this space!