Hi, I’m Sarah. Thank you for visiting my website.
Having studied Fine Arts at University followed by working in several of London’s auction houses I have always had an appreciation of old treasures.
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.
Exploring the world of chalk paint has led me to fall in love with other creative endeavours such as fabric painting and dyeing, stenciling, decoupage, furniture transfers and more and I am passionate about sharing these skills with others through teaching both in person and online, community talks and other events. For updates please join my Facebook page here.
I help people learn how to beautify their own furniture through my chalk painting workshops. These are designed to be both fun and educational and we use eco-friendly chalk paints and non-toxic materials designed for the conscious upcycler. Workshops are based in my Sydney studio.
1:1 Tuition is also available in your own home (Sydney only) and via Zoom (anywhere!). I also share regular tutorials on my Facebook page.
I also teach furniture painting to students at our local community college, Northern Beaches & Mosman College.
As one of a global team of Brand Ambassadors and Content Creators I am proud to represent Aussie Decor Transfers on social media with livestream demonstrations, events and challenges.
You can join me live on the Aussie Decor Transfers Facebook page on Mondays at 7pm (Sydney time). It’s a fun half-hour where you can watch me demonstrate some of their latest decorative products and join in the chat!
And to view the Aussie Decor Transfers range of furniture transfers, decoupage papers, stencils and other stunning decorative products please click here.
I’m passionate about furniture upcycling, helping people keep heirlooms in the family and working with what you have rather than buying new. With a touch of paint you can add so much charm and character to your home.
I give talks to community groups on the benefits of recycling furniture, how to figure out which pieces are suitable for painting …and how to get started! I’m available for speaking to small community groups or in your own home.
Please use the form on this page to contact me and we can discuss your needs.
We have everything you need for your upcycling projects in one place – quality furniture paints, painting supplies and professional advice.
As an authorised retailer for the range of Artisan Natural Finish Chalk Paints, I can advise you on how to use this eco-friendly range of furniture paint. It has a velvety texture, great coverage and distresses easily. Artisan finishing products including waxes, sealers and specialty finishes to suit furniture painters of all levels. We also stock Barleycorn Vintage Stencils, another quality Australian brand.
Please contact me to buy paints and other products. The studio is open by appointment so you can come and browse the full range and have expert help in hand-selecting your products. Postage is available Australia-wide.