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Happy New Year to you all from everyone at Flowers N Things!

I’m sure like us you’ll be in the midst of a big clear up in the aftermath of Christmas.

It’s sad to see the tree come down and all the other decorations, but it is nice to have a bit of a tidy up and a fresh look.

If your tree has left a gap why not give a new lease of life to an old piece of furniture with a couple of coats of our Grand Illusions Vintage Paint, and create a new focal point?

This really is a job that you can achieve in just over half a day. It really is that simple. We stock all the products required and are here on hand to offer any advice you may need.

If you’d like to be inspired further before attempting your own transformation we run workshops throughout the year where you can come and learn and practise the techniques of one and two colour aging.

Our next course dates are Thursday, January 28, Wednesday, March 9, Tuesday, April 5, and Tuesday, May 10.

The workshops run from 10am to 3pm and the fee of £60 includes all materials, refreshments and a light lunch. Happy New Year to you all from everyone at Flowers N Things!

I’m sure like us you’ll be in the midst of a big clear up in the aftermath of Christmas.

It’s sad to see the tree come down and all the other decorations, but it is nice to have a bit of a tidy up and a fresh look.

If your tree has left a gap why not give a new lease of life to an old piece of furniture with a couple of coats of our Grand Illusions Vintage Paint, and create a new focal point?

This really is a job that you can achieve in just over half a day. It really is that simple. We stock all the products required and are here on hand to offer any advice you may need.

If you’d like to be inspired further before attempting your own transformation we run workshops throughout the year where you can come and learn and practise the techniques of one and two colour aging.

Our next course dates are Thursday, January 28, Wednesday, March 9, Tuesday, April 5, and Tuesday, May 10.

The workshops run from 10am to 3pm and the fee of £60 includes all materials, refreshments and a light lunch.

How to transform an old piece of furniture:

• Firstly clean your item thoroughly with a sugar soap solution.

• Next apply two coats of vintage paint, allowing to dry between coats. That’s right, no undercoat required!

• When the paint is dry rub down gently all over with very fine sandpaper: this will smooth the finish.

• At this point you can distress some areas further by simply rubbing harder on the corners, edges or any fancy detailing your piece may have, to bring through the original colour of the wood and give that shabby chic look.

• Finish your piece with a clear wax which you put on with an old clean cloth. This is literally a five-minute job.

• Leave the wax for a couple of hours before buffing with a clean cloth.