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I love rescuing old and unwanted furniture and bringing it back to life.

I live in Sydney’s Northern Beaches area and have a home studio where I work. I offer furniture painting workshops and a custom painting service and I’m a stockist for the Artisan brand of natural chalk finish paints.

Originally from Hertfordshire in the UK, I moved to Sydney in 2001. I’ve always enjoyed painting and crafts (I have a degree in Fine Arts from many moons ago!).

Furniture painting began for me out of a desire to recycle my own tired furniture, and I get a lot of satisfaction out of transforming kerbside and op shop finds into beautiful pieces that are also suitable for modern living. So many reclaimed goods were made to last, and with a little bit of love and paint these can be used for generations to come.

Teaching

I’ve lucky enough to have learnt chalk painting and decorative techniques from some excellent teachers both in Australia and the UK, and I am passionate about sharing those skills with others.

In my chalk painting workshops I can show you how to upcycle and revive old furniture, and breathe life into family heirlooms and old treasures.  These workshops are both fun and educational and we use gorgeous eco-friendly chalk paints and materials designed for the conscious upcycler.

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

Sarah Macaulay