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COT CRAFT TABLE... a tutorial

COT CRAFT TABLE… a tutorial

COT CRAFT TABLE… a tutorial by Aileen Hogan in Association With Fleetwood Paints Welcome back to the second blog and video ( see below)  on a Baby’s Cot. In the last blog I talked about how to paint a baby’s cot and what is the safest paint on the market to use. Now we are […]

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How To Paint A Baby's Cot

How To Paint A Baby’s Cot

How To Paint A Baby’s Cot How To Paint A Baby’s Cot . To celebrate the launch of the new KIDS COLLECTION from Fleetwood Paints this month, we decided to answer one of the most frequently asked questions, in both a video tutorial and blog post. Can you paint a baby’s cot ? ………..You will […]

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Easy Wall Panelling

Easy Wall Panelling by Aileen of Shabby.ie Hello again and welcome to another blog post on my exploits in interior decorating . If you follow me on IG and Facebook you will probably realise I am quite impulsive and not always great at planning ahead. You might call me a ‘winger’ but hey ho, it […]

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Removing WAX and preparing wood for staining

Removing WAX and preparing wood for staining Removing WAX and preparing wood for Staining can be a nightmare and can put some of you off even starting a project. But it is not that bad when you know how. This is an instructional step by step video tutorial on how to remove wax from furniture.  […]

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PVC Window & Door Kit

How To Paint PVC Windows and Doors

How To Paint PVC Windows and Doors As promised here is the blog post and full VIDEO on How To Paint PVC Windows and Doors. I have broken it down into easy steps and all the products I used are listed and linked below and to see the full video just scroll to the bottom […]

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How To Paint Your Teak Front Door

How To Paint Your Teak Front Door As the weather gets better and we start working on our gardens, its also time to look at the external doors of our homes and check it they need a revamp. I restyled this door for a friends birthday and did this blog and video, How To Paint […]

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A Chest Of Drawer Herb Garden

A Chest Of Drawer Herb Garden

A Chest Of Drawer Herb Garden Today I want to show you how I turned an old chest of drawers ( that was really heading for the bombfire ) into A Chest Of Drawer Herb Garden. I wanted  something none permanent ,as we are moving in the next few months. And this proved ideal. First […]

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How To Paint Fabric Seat Cushions

How To Paint Fabric Seat Cushions

How To Paint Fabric Seat Cushions. Today I added a pop of colour to the garden . I am so pleased with the results that I wanted to show you How To Paint Fabric Seat Cushions and the process , save some old chairs and faded seat cushions. The full Video Tutorial is linked below, […]

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What Primer To Use & When

What Primer To Use & When  A detailed guide on what products to use, when painting furniture. One of the most frequently asked questions in our workshops, upcycling courses and online is this : What Primer To Use & When . I also hear ‘ Do I really need to prime?’ ‘ Does YOUR paint […]

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Iron & Wood Garden Bench Makeover

Iron & Wood Garden Bench Makeover

Iron & Wood Garden Bench Makeover Last week I started the ‘Iron & Wood Garden Bench Makeover’. It was Easter week and the sun had finally come out again. This poor bench was looking a bit tired, dirty and unloved and as I had inherited it from my Father , I wanted to bring it […]

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Storage Trunk Extreme Makeover

Storage Trunk Extreme Makeover

Storage Trunk Extreme Makeover By Aileen Of Shabby.ie This trunk looks so different from how it started out and that was EXACTLY what I wanted. You see, this box is  the first piece I am restyling for my new home , which we will be in this early this year ( 2020) . The excitement […]

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Painting Outside The Box

How To Create A Paintwash Look

How To Create A Paintwash Look   How To Create A Paintwash Look on an old pine blanket box.  The well loved blanket box is a firm favourite in our homes, having being around for hundreds of years it has picked up plenty of uses throughout the ages. From stashing the kids toys and bedding […]

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How To Paint Skirting Boards

How To Paint Skirting Boards

How To Paint Skirting Boards without ruining your carpets SEE FULL VIDEO HERE   When choosing skirting boards you have a choice now of 4 in to 6in ( 6in seems to be the most popular these days) and you can get them in raw wood or primed. Primed is the easiest as you can […]

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How to paint a fireplace surround

How To Paint A Fireplace Surround

How To Paint A Fireplace Surround by Aileen Of Shabby.ie  SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL VIDEO You will love this one!  What an amazing update this turned out to be and the clients were so happy. This was the customers grandmothers house and the family had just moved in and were starting to redo the whole […]

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How to Paint Internal Doors

How to Paint Interior Doors

How to Paint Interior Doors by Aileen of Shabby.ie After the huge reaction I got to paint the teak front door, I decided to continue with doors and show you how to deal with a few different types of internal doors. BTW you can catch the Teak front door HERE ( revamping the weather door […]

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How To Paint A Laminate Kitchen

How To Paint A Laminate Kitchen

How To Paint A Laminate Kitchen SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL VIDEO Hello and Welcome ! This is a popular subject and one we get asked about a LOT. There are a lot of laminate kitchens that could do with a little freshening up it seems , as we have received a lot of requests […]

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Painting A Leather Chair

Painting A Leather Chair

How to paint a leather chair. A step by step guide from by guest blogger Valerie Ann Parr.
‘I wanted to share my first ever attempt at painting a leather chair and the little story of this chair that has been in my family for 40 years! I hope you enjoy this blog and love the chairs new LOOK as much as we do. Have a go yourself. Its easy !’ Val x

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How To Paint An Internal Window Frame and Sill

This was a previously painted window frame and sill and the tanins from the teak underneath were bleeding through the paint.
What do you do in this case? You need to use the right primer to start with…..then all those nasties are sealed in and you can get on with painting.

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How To Paint Modern Pine Furniture

How To Paint Modern Pine Furniture

When I was asked to paint some furniture for video tutorials and blogs ,I knew instantly I had to include modern pine. I get so many people asking about how to update their bedside lockers, headboards etc and of course the ‘dresser’. Some of this modern pine , not all, are really good quality furniture and although they can seem dated now, they paint up so well, that your friends and family will think you have a new piece of furniture.

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Little French Baskets

Little French Baskets

Little French Baskets Create your own Little French Baskets easily with our quick guide from guest blogger Lydia.   The French have a distinctive style that pervades everything French, including the simple wicker basket. At Maine Country Home we have several that we purchased at the Paris Flea Markets years ago. Imagine our trip home […]

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Quick and Easy Little Trumeau Mirror

Quick and Easy Little Trumeau Mirror

Quick and Easy Little Trumeau Mirror BY Lydia of Efec USA Here is a tutorial on how to make a Quick and Easy Little Trumeau Mirror from a cabinet door ! I love mirrors especially Trumeau mirrors. I also love projects that come together from start to finish quickly. So the other day I jumped […]

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Facebook LIVES- Replay

Facebook LIVES- Replay

Facebook LIVES- Replay   Every Friday we do a LIVE broadcast from our shop in Borrisokane Co Tipperary Ireland. Here is the link to our YOU TUBE channel where you can catch up on all the broadcasts you may have missed. Fun, creativity and lots of instruction are the basis of our LIVE broadcasts. Hope […]

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How To Decorate Your Home For Autumn

How To Decorate Your Home For Autumn

How to Decorate Your Home For Autumn By Guest Blogger & Interior Designer Wioleta Kelly. With the launch of my new Interior Decorating Course for the Shabby School , I thought i would give you a little taster by showing you a few simple things to help change the decor for the coming season. Did […]

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PAINTING YOUR OWN KITCHEN

How I Repainted My Own Kitchen

HOW TO PAINT YOUR OWN KITCHEN How to Paint your own kitchen is something a lot of us considered a job for only expert painters and decorators. . It can seem terrifying to do it ourselves,  but its not ! Have a look at this daily VLOG from Aileen of Shabby.ie. DAY ONE… we want […]

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How To Make a Chair Planter

How To Make a Chair Planter

Learn How To Make a Chair Planter out of an old unused chair . This is an easy weekend upcycling project and a great way to  brighten up a dull corner in your home/ garden or create an interesting focal point for visitors at your front door. If you like to have something different in […]

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How Much Should I Charge For Painting Furniture?

How Much Should You Charge For Painting Furniture?

How Much Should You Charge For Painting Furniture? By Aileen of Shabby.ie I get asked this question so often. How much to I charge to Paint Furniture / Custom Painting ? And if I am to be completely honest, it was a question I asked myself many times when I first  started. Most of us […]

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Why I Don't Use Chalk Paint

Why I Don’t Use Chalk Paint

Why I Don’t Use Chalk Paint  by Aileen Hogan of shabby.ie Why I Don’t Use Chalk Paint, at least not on EVERYDAY pieces. Only  vintage /antique pieces, that I want a more textured look to the paint… People are always asking me, what is the best paint for refinishing furniture. What is the best paint […]

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HOW TO BUILD A STACKED SUITCASE TABLE

HOW TO BUILD A STACKED SUITCASE TABLE

HOW TO BUILD A STACKED SUITCASE TABLE  By Guest Blogger Tammy Schultz of Redesigned Frame of Mind HOW TO BUILD A STACKED SUITCASE TABLE  Materials Needed: MATERIALS suitcases 18″ 4×4 3/4″ plywood drywall screws (2″ & 3″) map/atlas water based glue antiquing glaze drill lauan Step 1: Making Legs 1. Cut 4×4 lumber into four […]

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Live Decoupage Tutorial

Live Decoupage Tutorial

Live Decoupage Tutorial Join in for a little catch up with one of our LIVE tutorials that we host on our Facebook Page If you would like to see more, you can follow our page and subscribe to our monthly newsletter . #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides […]

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IKEA DINING HACK

IKEA DINING HACK

IKEA DINING HACK by Guest Blogger Ally Leaindi of CHARLIECHIC Furniture Refinishing I will have to apologise ahead for my writing skills.. I’ve got none. I have been bullied, ok maybe that’s bit of a exaggeration, I have been asked, begged, told to and yes, even bribed, to start a blog. I actually had to […]

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Litter Box Fit For A Fancy Parisian Cat

Litter Box Fit For A Fancy Parisian Cat

Litter Box Fit For A Fancy Parisian Cat by Guest Blogger Ali Leaindi of Charleychic Furniture Refinishing My daughter and her fiancé are young trendy couple living in young trendy apartment in Paris city center. And naturally a plastic litter box for their cat Belle was not cutting it. So Momma Ally put on her […]

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15 mins Cushion Cover

15 Minute Cushion Cover

15 Minute Cushion Cover NO SEWING MACHINE REQUIRED ! Hi folks, once again, this week  I started to play with the products in the shop and see the different things I can make. I showed you some wall art made from stain last week, on Facebook Friday ( my live broadcast every Friday from my […]

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ANTIQUE a dollar store plastic frame with shabby.ie

ANTIQUE a dollar store plastic frame with shabby.ie

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A little peep into the UPCYCLERS CLUB !

A little peep into the UPCYCLERS CLUB !

A little peep into the UPCYCLERS CLUB ! If you love painting furniture and want to learn all there is to know here is A little peep into the UPCYCLERS CLUB ! All you need to know about painting furniture is here in our new, online, training group folks. Every week you will receive a […]

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100 year old WALNUT TABLE>>> An amazing new look !

100 year old WALNUT TABLE>>> An amazing new look !

100 year old WALNUT TABLE>>> An amazing new look ! I will show you all the products i used to achieve this look and i will list them with links at the bottom of the post/ This walnut table , very much loved by its owner ,was dropped in store for a new look. The […]

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Where do you start when painting furniture ?

Where do you start when painting furniture ?

Where do you start when painting furniture ? So you have always wondered, Where do I Start When Painting Furniture ? Here I will explain all you need to know so that you are no longer fearful of messing up . Consumers these days are confused. And its no wonder really . They are being […]

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Create a bespoke Jute Bag with Decoupage

Create a bespoke Jute Bag with Decoupage

Create a bespoke Jute Bag with Decoupage   Hi Folks Here you will find our  video tutorial showing you how to Create a bespoke Jute Bag with Decoupage A very easy little project for both adults and children. The little  jute bags are  available HERE Any paper napkins can be used. A  selection available HERE and […]

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A5 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Stencil

Video Stenciling Tutorial from Shabby.ie

Video Stenciling Tutorial from Shabby.ie Here is a Video Stenciling Tutorial from Shabby.ie. Filmed while i worked on a piece in store, it shows you  how to use both a roller and a stencil brush and gives you the main tip to stop bleed through !! The products used are all for sale on this […]

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Wooden Bunting.. and an introduction to new products

Wooden Bunting.. and an introduction to new products Moving on from  the ikea boxes and tables and stools  .. to something a little bit smaller but just as creative.  I now give you ……………………. BUNTING  !! Not the sewing kind so don’t fret,….. this is a blog for you crafty upcyclers and  lovers of decoupage. […]

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Soap Decoupage

Soap Decoupage Video Tutorial

Soap Decoupage Video Tutorial Here are some video tutorials on different techniques taught in private classes by Aileen.. If you would like to book a private class in store or a group class of 8 or more, please call the shop on 003536727792 to book. Enjoy and subscribe to my  Newsletter on here,  to be […]

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A ‘Supervalu’ Blanket Box Makeover

A ‘Supervalu’ Blanket Box Makeover A ‘Supervalu’ blanket box gets a Makeover..in one day. See how easy it is to restyle this useful piece of furniture. A customer dropped this to me the other day . Its a Supervalu blanket box. How many of you have these or one of the rocking chairs at home […]

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