Well oiled!

New from Little Greene and unique in paint products, Flat Oil Eggshell gives you all the advantages of a natural oil- based paint combined with an incredibly matt finish.

There are situations when you are decorating the inside of your … Read the rest

Water tight!

I am often challenged by interesting client questions when it comes to tackling diy/decoration jobs around the house – especially when different materials have been used.

I had a client in the shop the other day who had just created … Read the rest

Not just a pretty paint face!

There’s more to the Autentico chalk paint range than meets the eye!

Yes you can simply and easily relook furniture and decorative accessories with the best range of chalk paint products on the market in various finishes and over 150 … Read the rest

Firing up – before & after with Little Greene

Often when you buy an old house – especially in the French countryside – you find that beautiful, authentic features have been played around with and therefore, sadly, ruined.

Clients of mine have two Charente stone fireplaces which at some … Read the rest

Regal beauty!

Sometimes it is good to step away from a simple and rustic approach to furniture painting and go all out for a more ‘regal’ approach – especially when you are painting an armoire or cupboard for a vintage style bathroom.… Read the rest

New Autentico Grandiose Oil for extra protection

New Autentico Grandiose Oil hard wax oil is a high performance protective coating for untreated wooden surfaces (such as furniture and flooring), surfaces painted with Autentico Vintage or Autentico Velvet and for Autentico Frescolini.

Grandiose at Somewhat Grey

Natural oils and waxes are used … Read the rest

Make a clean sweep!

New Autentico Omniclean should be used for thorough cleaning of surfaces prior to painting such as really grimy, dirty kitchen cupboards or furniture that really hasn’t seen the light of day for years.  Although we say no preparation with Autentico … Read the rest

Adding colour to garden furniture!


Now that we are coming into Summer, it’s time to think garden furniture!

Relooking your existing garden furniture is easy with the Autentico chalk paint range.  Made for exterior woodwork, metal and even pvc – Autentico Versante Eggshell (15% … Read the rest

Bring the jungle in!

Several key summer trends are encapsulated in this photo* which shows clashing flower, jungle and strong colour prints on curtains and cushions.  The lovely sofa is in the acid mustard/yellow which still remains a strong colour this year and the … Read the rest

French lettering!

At Somewhat Grey we run regular furniture painting workshops for people who want to know the different effects they can achieve with Autentico chalk paint and their range of decorative accessories.

Popular effects at these workshops always include the shabby … Read the rest