Friday, July 25, 2014

Lilyfield Life Furniture Painting Class

Yesterday I held my first group furniture painting and  it was a great success from all accounts. The women were lovely a few I've known for a while from my blog and painting some of their furniture so it was a pleasure to pass on some of my painting skill to them.

I really enjoyed the group class and over the next week I will be putting together a program of workshops.If you are interested in a furniture painting class with me, feel free to send me an email and I will keep you updated.

We really had a lovely day: good company, laughs, interesting conversations, lots of practical painting tips, a cake baked by my sweet daughter, a yummy lunch and a glass of bubbles and a painted piece of furniture for the ladies to take home. Sounds good doesn't it).

I thought you might like to see what everyone painted. (and their big smiles). 

Judy painted a vintage filing drawer in ASCP Graphite as well as a coat rack not pictured

Katie painted this low table in ASCP Aubusson and distressed it and antiqued it with dark wax. It's for her husband's man cave. I think he's going to be very happy. Katie's dad made this table years ago and so it was lovely for Katie to be able to give it a new lease on life.

Linda transformed her vintage bedside tables with ASCP French Linen and clear wax. She is going to paint the matching one at home so good luck with that, Linda. When she's finished both I'll get her to send me a final photo and share with you.

The lovely Bec painted a pine side table with ASCP Paris Grey. Because she has a little boy and a busy household we decided to not wax this piece but instead Bec will seal it with a Porter's sealer for added durability.

I am very much looking forward to making the paint classes a regular thing and I'd love to hear from you if you are interested.

I have to say the people who I have met through this blog over the years just make my heart sing. Such a great bunch of people reading here. Thank you for making my life all the richer.

cheers Fiona xx


  1. Glad you all had a great time.I have (and I know others have said the same thing) you should be teaching....I am so glad you have started with classes. I don't think you really realise the impact you make on people I for one have been grateful for knowing someone like you.Never change -love dee x

    1. Thanks Dee, you are so kind. You drawers are almost finished. I just need to put the handles back on so looking forward to delivering them tonight.
      Fiona xx


Thanks for taking the time to comment! Sorry if you have trouble commenting, you can always email me at