Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Thirty Days hath September - Day Twenty Part One- Upcycling with Edie-Mae

Today I have a very exciting collaboration with Claire Palmer, the owner and creative director of Edie-Mae's, a beautiful shop based in my home village.
Edie-Mae's provides a bespoke re-design service for all of your cherished furniture chalkpainting, re-upholstering or simply original re-finishing, all done to exacting standard Only environmentally-friendly, VOC Free, Frenchic Furniture paint, Sweet Pickins Milk Paint, Old Fashioned Milk paint and Artisan Enhancements Paint Medium are used, so that it's kind to the environment, kind to you and to the Edie-Mae's team!! As well as selling beautifully re-designed items and handcrafted products they can also teach you how to do it yourself.

Claire was kind enough to contribute this for the blog yesterday:
'Whilst writing this blog post I am elbow deep in chalk paint and various miscellaneous pieces of a rather large dresser. The pressure is mounting to complete this piece so that I can prepare a piece specifically for a collaboration with Alison.

As part of her Thirty Days Hath September challenge we are going to be working together on a three dimensional piece! Yes you read that correctly, chalk paint, furniture, faux Finishes and Fine Art!

Being the business owner and creative director of Edie Mae’s I am always looking to think outside of the box and to take on new techniques and challenges as we go.
Tomorrow will be nerve wracking, exciting and totally out of my comfort zone, which is exactly what Alison’s challenge is all about!
I’m delighted to have been asked to work with her and design a totally unique piece of furniture that will be auctioned on September thirtieth in aid of her chosen charity Oakleaf…

So onwards and upwards I go, let’s get this piece prepped and ready to be redesigned.'

The blog today is going to be in a couple of parts as working with Claire has had a rather lovely effect on me. With her help I have been able to create THREE pieces today but let's talk about the collaboration with her first. We have decided to only give you a glimpse as if you want to see it in it's entirety, you're just going to have to tune in on the 30th, but let me tell you, it's huge, impressive (all down to Claire) and anything we raise for it is actually going to be split between her chosen charity (Breast Cancer) and mine.

Thank you so much Claire for your skill, patience and enormous amount of good humour today with me invading your studio like the usual whirling dervish that I am!


  1. Looking forward to seeing the finished article!

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  3. It was a great day! Loved every minute!