Thank you for dropping by!

Hi, I’m Sarah. Thank you so much for visiting my website.

I live on Sydney’s northern beaches with my husband, son and two cats. I grew up in Hertfordshire in the UK and my background is creative, with a fine arts degree from Surrey University and a Diploma in Surface Design from ISCD Sydney. I’ve also been fortunate to learn chalk painting techniques from some of the best known chalk painters in NSW and from the UK.

I enjoy rescuing old and unwanted furniture and bringing it back to life, and absolutely love a good upcycle! I’ve always been a fan of thrift-shopping (or ‘opping’ as the Aussies call it) and I think turning trash into treasure is about the best fun you can have.

My passion is sharing these skills with others, and I enjoy teaching painting workshops in my home studio on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and at Northern Beaches College. We work in small, friendly and supportive groups and have fun along the way. If you want to learn how to revive old furniture and breathe new life into family heirlooms, you have come to the right place.

You can find out more about our painting workshops here. And if you’d prefer something tailored specifically for you, I offer 1:1 tuition in person and via Zoom.

I’m the local stockist for the Artisan Paint range. a 100% Australian-made range of gorgeous chalk paints, and another great Aussie brand Barleycorn Vintage Stencils.

I hope you like what you see, and if you have any questions I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at [email protected]

Love Vintage Style Decor?

If you’re interested in furniture painting, upcycling and decorative paint projects why not come and learn with me in a workshop or tutorial? For details check out the ‘Workshops’ page of this site. I can’t wait to see you there.

Sarah Macaulay