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how to create blackboard drawers
Here’s how to create blackboard drawers, very easily, very quickly and very cheaply with Vintage Rocks Liquid Kohl in Blackout. Make a useful and funky set of drawers for a child’s bedroom or playroom. The Vintage Rocks Liquid Kohl in Blackout creates the perfect surface to write on with chalk so […]

How to create Blackboard Drawers with Vintage Rocks Liquid Kohl




How to paint Ikea furniture
I’ve been asked a lot lately how to paint Ikea furniture, especially those shiny, melamine type finishes that appear in the Expedit, Kallax, Malm and Lack ranges. If you’ve already done a Google search “how to paint Ikea furniture” then you’ve probably come across lots of tutorials showing you how […]

How to paint Ikea furniture without sanding or priming




I’ve always loved VW’s and the camaraderie that goes with the whole scene. If you own a VW, you know you’ve got mates that dig the same things as you. Bristol Volksfest brings all of those things and more together and I’m so glad we took the family as there […]

We’ve been Vee Dubbing … Bristol Volksfest


vintage inspired wedding
Imagine a beautifully whimsical, vintage inspired wedding … Tables scattered with teacups and saucers. Pretty bunting adorning the walls, chiffon draping the chairs, peonies and tealights adding to the vintage ambiance. Here’s some inspiration for a vintage inspired wedding Gorgeous, worn, shabby looking pieces can be used for a wedding […]

Vintage Wedding. Vintage Rocks


Have you ever wished that you could motivate your family to muck in around the house more?  You find yourself nagging and nagging to get them to do their chores until finally, you just do it yourself? I think I may have come up with a solution!  A CHORE DOOR! […]

How to get them to do their chores with the ...





A friend of mine was looking for a new home for her beloved rocking horse. A cute little wooden horse that she’d bought for her children who have now outgrown him. She needed space so baby Dobbin needed a new family. She sent me his photo and asked if I’d […]

Introducing our new mascot … this zebra rocks




A super quick blog tutorial, written from my iPhone whilst watching Britain’s Got Talent! I will go back later to add the nicely staged “after” photo and links to products when I’ve got more time … Happy Easter!! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Hard-boiled eggs Vintage Rocks Chalky Paint Vintage Rocks Finishing […]

How to create metallic Easter Eggs





Pam Wesson of So-Artrageous, Abergavenny is a self confessed bargain hunter.  She’s put all of that practice to good use by opening her very own “Happy Place”, a craft centre on Station Road where she sells a great array of vintage, eclectic goodies and runs various arts and crafts workshops. […]

Meet our new stockist – So Artrageous!


weathered look
An old brown box that I bought at Beaulieu Auto Jumble last year, had been sitting in the workshop, buried under a pile of other boxes and suitcases.  Out of sight and out of mind until a lovely lady from Gloucester came in to have a browse. She uncovered the shabby, battered box and took […]

Create a weathered look with Vintage Rocks Paint



So, unless you’ve been living on Mars for the last couple of years, you’ve definitely heard about Chalk Paint. But …. What is Chalk Paint? Well, in recent year,s there’s actually been a lot of controversy about what Chalk Paint®  is. Controversy about chalk paint? Eh?  Maybe you’re fully aware […]

What is Chalk Paint?














We’re so pleased to be working with the Forest Upcycling Project. This local charity work on so many levels. They train and employ adults who have struggled to find a job because of mental health, disability or addiction problems. They help families who are living on the poverty line by […]

Vintage Rocks Chalky Furniture Paint now available to buy in ...


How to wax over chalk paint
You know that moment when you’ve got a couple of coats of chalk paint onto your upcycled piece of furniture that you’re lovingly restoring and then you reach that time you dread?  There’s nothing to worry about.  You just need to know how to wax over chalk paint.   WAXING! […]

How to wax over chalk paint (without the headache)