Lynne from Love Nellie Passes on Her Love of Upcycling

Old tables, drawers, a hall console, bedside cabinets were all being reloved with a new look at an upcycling workshop hosted by Lynne Lambourne from Love Nellie at the Old Fire Station gallery on Saturday.

Lynne showed the workshop attendees how to take an old piece of furniture and use Annie Sloan chalk paint to transform pieces and techniques on how to create the different finishes.

Maggie Atkinson brought along a large old hall console to the workshop.  Maggie said, “I brought this second hand about 10 years ago and has been sitting in my hall every since.  I’m looking forward to seeing the new distressed finish look.”

Melody who also attended the workshop said, “I’ve never done anything like this before.  I bought this cutlery cabinet 2 weeks ago at the Sue Ryder sale and I’m painting it with an oatmeal colour base and then I’ve going to give it a crackle glaze finish with dark wax and gold leaf.  I would definitely come again.”

Lynne said, “It’s been a great day here at the Old Fire Station gallery.  It’s a great venue.  I hope to run further workshops once a month at my workshop in Peppard when the weather is a bit warmer.  With Sue Ryder on our doorstep, it makes sense to get more people upcycling.”

Lynne will be joining Jay Blades and Jonty Hearnden at an Upcycling Masterclass at the Henley House & Garden Show on Sunday 3 March at 2pm.  Tickets are £5 and the money is going to the Chiltern Centre.  To book tickets go to




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