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A Q&A with Rustic Revival our Mornington Peninsular retailer

Anthony Mills

A Q&A with Rustic Revival our Mornington Peninsular retailer

Name of Business Rustic Revival How long have you been painting? I have been painting furniture for around 15 years.  What inspired you to paint and relove furniture? I’m an avid environmentalist and it was my mission to create individual, one off pieces to decorate my home, while stepping lightly on Mother Earth. Keeping pieces of our Australian history out of landfill was another driving force. Why buy new, when vintage is so much better??  Do you have a particular style? Regarding style, I go by what the furniture is saying. Different eras of furniture require different styles and techniques....


Some Q&A's with Carrie from Chic n' Shabby in Yarra Junction.

Anthony Mills

Some Q&A's with Carrie from Chic n' Shabby in Yarra Junction.

Name of your business? Chic n' Shabby How long have been painting furniture? About 18 years What inspired you to paint and relove furniture? When we bought our first home, I started painting our own furniture to 'lighten' it up as everything was dark timber!   Do you have a particular style you paint in? Yes, I absolutely love French provincial.   What has been your biggest painting disaster to date? My first experience with dark wax was a complete disaster, before I found L'essentiel, I almost ruined a beautiful Sideboard I had painted using another brand that was very...


A chat with Elise from The painted Brush & co.

Anthony Mills

A chat with Elise from The painted Brush & co.

I asked Elise from The painted Brush & co some questions. It is always great to hear what started retailers painting and some of their tips. Name of your business? The Painted Brush & Co How long have been painting furniture? I have been designing, building and restoring furniture for over ten years, I began in High-School! I dabbled in painting furniture for years before it became my passion 5 years ago.  What inspired you to paint and relove furniture? Originally it was an opportunity for me to make some extra cash during a financially difficult time…it took 12 months...


A chat with Tania from Not quite new vintage in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.

Anthony Mills

A chat with Tania from Not quite new vintage in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.

We had a chat with Tania from Not quite new vintage in the beautiful Latrobe Valley in Country Victoria. Name of your business? Not Quite New Vintage  How long have been painting furniture? For around 15 years off and on. What inspired you to paint and relove furniture? I started out painting furniture to decorate my own home as I couldn't afford new furniture   Do you have a particular style you paint in? I don't have a particular style, I pretty much just paint to the style of the piece that's in front of me.  The furniture will dictate...


The L'essentiel wooden cutting board cleaning demo

Anthony Mills

The L'essentiel wooden cutting board cleaning demo

L'essentiel cutting board butter was formulated for all things timber in your kitchen. Did you know the owner of L'essentiel is a Chef? He gave the big thumbs up to this cutting board butter when it was formulated. There is no smell and no residual to taint the timber board. It absorbs easily, a little goes a very long way and it is a great way to keep your cutting boards and timber utensils nourished. Nourishing the boards will also assist in them not absorbing nasty odours. Step 1. Firstly clean your board. Depending on the grime factor, use a...