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My Top 5 tips for super smooth furniture painting!

My Top 5 tips for super smooth furniture painting!

Have you struggled with brush marks or unwanted texture on your furniture painting projects? I've been there and I know how frustrating it can be! That's why I want to share with you the techniques I use now to get a super smooth, modern, virtually brush stroke free paint finish. Take a look at my top 5 tips...
Watch me reveal my latest design and tell you how it was done!

Watch me reveal my latest design and tell you how it was done!

My latest video gives you a bit of insight into the design process of my latest - and possibly most intricate - design as I take off the masking tape and talk through how I applied it, some the issues I had along the way and the finishing touches I'll do to protect it. 
New life for an old nest of tables - start to finish

New life for an old nest of tables - start to finish

I've created a little video showing the whole process of upcycling an antique nest of tables that I recently finished in collaboration with Tessa a...
Easy upcycling projects to spruce up your living room

Easy upcycling projects to spruce up your living room

  I recently contributed to an article for Hitachi Personal Finance giving hints and tips on easy on-trend upcycling projects to spruce up your li...
Live charity painting marathon for World Mental Health Day

Live charity painting marathon for World Mental Health Day

I'm taking part in a the Creative Minds Unite 12 hour painting marathon this Wednesday 10th October for World Mental Health day! A bunch of very ta...
A wonderful day at the Handmade & Upcycled Home and Furniture Fair

A wonderful day at the Handmade & Upcycled Home and Furniture Fair

Done up North had a brilliant day at The Handmade & Upcycled Home and Furniture Fair at Belgrave Music Hall this Saturday just gone!  We were there alongside some other great local creative brands and it was just lovely to meet many fellow upcyclers and folk with interiors projects and loads of great chats about furniture painting!   
Fusion Mineral Paint Leeds Launch!

Fusion Mineral Paint Leeds Launch!

Thanks to all who came along to help us celebrate the launch of Fusion Mineral Paint in Leeds - it was a great night! Check out the photos from the event. 
Done up North & Chirpy are bringing Fusion Mineral Paint to Leeds!

Done up North & Chirpy are bringing Fusion Mineral Paint to Leeds!

Done up North & Chirpy have joined forces to become the very first stockist of Fusion Mineral Paint in West Yorkshire. Come and join us at our launch party!
Watch a design unveiled in our latest masking tape reveal video

Watch a design unveiled in our latest masking tape reveal video

Watch the strangely satisfying removal of the masking tape from our latest design in Pewter over Black on a vintage dressing table.  
New Workshop venue - Sunny Bank Mills!

New Workshop venue - Sunny Bank Mills!

We're delighted to have a new venue for workshops - the fantastic Sunny Bank Mills, which is in Farsley, Leeds. 
Doing it up together in 2018!

Doing it up together in 2018!

We have just launched our first furniture workshops for 2018! The first one will be at Chirpy in Chapel Allerton, Leeds on 1st March and the second...