Sarah Macaulay Studio

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ABOUT ME

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TEACHING

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CONSULTATIONS & CUSTOM WORK

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SMALL GROUP TALKS

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FURNITURE PAINTS
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About Me

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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, image transfers and more and I am passionate about sharing these skills with others.

Teaching

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 teach furniture painting to students at our local community college, Northern Beaches & Mosman College.

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Consultations & Custom Work

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With many years of experience painting furniture, I can help you with those furniture headaches that are getting you down!

If you have pieces in your home that aren’t quite working for you, painting them can be a cost-effective option, whether it’s precious family heirlooms, kids’ furniture or your dated pine dining table.

I offer a professional furniture painting service where I can work in consultation with you to choose the perfect colour and style for your furniture. 

My studio is based in Sydney and I am available for consultations by appointment in person or virtually.

Small Group Talks

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 small 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 to contact me to discuss your needs.

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Furniture Paints & Products

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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.

The Studio is located in Seaforth and is open by appointment for consultations, paint sales and of course workshops!