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Delve deeper into my busy schedule by reading what I've been up to during lockdown. 


Paint Pot Jottings. No 2

A BIG February hello from The Paint Pot.
I hope you are all well and keeping on keeping on....
Life goes on, despite lockdown and 'Scottish' type weather in abundance.
The water table is high and my wellies haven't seen as many outings since this time last year!

Never the optimist I have trained myself to look at my half empty cup while standing on my head, it seems to work.



I have spent months during lockdown working on a website and my social media accounts, which would have taken the average ten year old about a day (with breaks) to complete. Still a work in progress I would love to have your feedback.

With this, my second artist/designers 'Jottings' I hope to INSPIRE, fire up CREATIVITY and ultimately help those who are not comfortable with design, colour and making home furnishing choices start to enjoy the process.

We have a limited number of our teal velvet chairs at the sale price of £390, available until the end of February with free delivery. That's £50 OFF the regular selling price plus a further saving of £35 on delivery!
Perfect for a pop of colour in a neutral room, a bedroom or if you have space in a gloomy hallway. Click below to view it on our website and to reserve yours.


Do you have a piece of furniture LURKING around your garage or outhouse that you have been meaning to paint but haven't got round to it and just need a little push or advice to help you get started. Well here comes the push.

Up-cycle your furniture with The Paint Pot 

I don't need to see the furniture in person to come up with a plan.
Feel free to email some pictures along with your ideas or should you wish click the button below and we can arrange a time when I can contact you via Zoom for a

FREE 10 minute consultation


Book a no-obligation 'Zoom' call


If you would like to up-cycle your own furniture then read on for our 6 step guide on how to get the most out of your project. I am on hand for advice every step of the way and can deliver paint to you.

Step 1. Clean the piece thoroughly and give it a gentle sand.

Step 2. Mask of any areas that you do not want painted and to give a clear edge around for example glass or mirror.

Step 3. Start painting, it helps to add a little water to the first coat of paint whether it is mineral or chalk paint

Step 4. Paint a few stars while you are waiting for the paint to dry.

Step 5. Choose handle/knob alternatives

Step 6. Finely sand and wipe between each coat of paint to get smoother finish, then apply 1 to 2 coats of wax and polish to a lovely soft sheen.

Clients photo - The brief - Up-cycle the clients dresser to allow it to sit comfortably in their new Kitchen. Colour chosen - Rustoleum 'Lilac Wine'.


Get one of our 'Higgledy' stars from our website for just £12 with free postage (usual price £15 plus £2.50 postage).
Dimensions Length 36cm x Breadth 32cm all sizes are approximate.
We can also customised them for you - just ask.

Here's what others say 

"I'd had an old, but solid dresser that had been gifted to me by a friend who no longer had room for it. I was loathed to get rid of it as it is was so nicely built but it just didn't 'fit in' with the rest of the room. Moira sanded and lovingly repainted the entire thing and lined the back with an amazing vintage wallpaper"
"Not only did I save hundreds of pounds, I now have something unique that gets compliments from everyone that has seen it"

Emma - Chichester

Thank you for the Covid safe delivery Moira of this beautiful up cycle of an old desk lined with a fun wallpaper, perfect to be treasured by our Grandson.
Love it

gayeleonieclear - Instagram

I'm ready to work safely with you

I appreciate that this is an awkward time, so along with the Zoom consultations I also provide

  • Contact free drop-off to our workshop in Chichester.

  • Contact free delivery upon arrangement

  • Updates via email and telephone

If there's anything you are unsure of please don't hesitate to

Call me on: 07871 131208‬


I guess like us you are looking forward to spring and hopefully getting back to some kind of normality, but in the meantime keep painting!

Thank you for reading. If for any reason you no longer wish to hear from me just click 'unsubscribe from this list' below. It is my intention to add value and help you get them most from your furniture. I hate spam and will never pass on your email address to anyone else.

Moira at The Paint Pot

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