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From the kitchen diaries - Anthony, owner of L'essentiel and Chef

Anthony Mills

From the kitchen diaries - Anthony, owner of L'essentiel and Chef

Having worked for years in a kitchen as a chef, I’m acutely aware of the importance of the cleanliness and hygiene of my working environment. Having a clean kitchen and utensils is not only paramount for the well-being of my diners, but also provides kitchen staff with a safe and organised work environment that maintains the required health regulations.   Here at L’essentiel, we have transposed our ethos of safe furniture finishing products to create a couple of products for your kitchen and house that embody our stance on being environmentally friendly and health-conscious.   Our Cutting Board Butter helps...


The House of Shabby Chic in Port Macquarie, NSW is a treasure trove of delights, we chatted with Lee about her bussiness and paint.

Anthony Mills

The House of Shabby Chic in Port Macquarie, NSW is a treasure trove of delights, we chatted with Lee about her bussiness and paint.

Name of your business? House Of Shabby Chic How long have been painting furniture? I have been painting for 8+ years. What inspired you to paint and relove furniture? After a frightening health issue, I was watching a show where this person was painting furniture. I absolutely loved how the piece turned out simply by painting an old piece that was going to be thrown out. This all started my journey of painting and upcycling furniture. First as a hobby that turned into a small business.  Do you have a particular style you paint in? I don't have a style...


We had a chat with Sharon from Le belle Maison in Victoria.

Anthony Mills

We had a chat with Sharon from Le belle Maison in Victoria.

Name of your business? Le Belle Maison  How long have been painting furniture? I have been painting for more than 15 years  What inspired you to paint and relove furniture? I have always had a passion for woodwork and painting. When I was full time at home looking after my youngest son who went through 10 years of ill health, requiring my care day and night, I found making furniture and painting was great therapy and time out. It became my therapy and to this day I still love doing it. I have a garage & 2 shipping containers full...


A chit chat with Laurie from Paint Brush and Pixie Dust in Newcastle, NSW.

Anthony Mills

Name of your business? Paint Brush and Pixie Dust How long have been painting furniture? About 30 years since I moved out of home What inspired you to paint and relove furniture? I have always loved giving new life to old things, I have never had a home with completely new furniture. I love teaching others and sharing my knowledge plus turning that into a business is a dream for me. Do you have a particular style you paint in? I am a bit eclectic, boho but also love a good clean classic look. I get inspiration from all around...


Did you know we have a distributor in New Zealand? We sure do! Here's a few words from Amiria.

Anthony Mills

Did you know we have a distributor in New Zealand? We sure do! Here's a few words from Amiria.

Name of your business? Refinished Co How long have been painting furniture? 3 years. What inspired you to paint and relove furniture? I've always painted houses - I love the end of an amazing transformation. I move a lot, so I don't keep a lot of furniture, if any. I also do not like spending a lot on furniture, as I know it's not coming with me to wherever I move to. Enter furniture painting. Cheap, easy, and fast with minimal effort. I can refinish my whole house in the decor/colourI like with a fraction of the cost.  Do you have...