Inspiring Blogs

One of the most powerful tools you can have to help you with your furniture projects is inspiration, …and blogs are fantastic sources for inspiration. We’ve picked out some of our favourite blogs from here in the UK and around the world.

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Gill from Kent…I’ll be blogging about sewing and vintage textiles, interiors, decorating and painting furniture, crocheting, gardening, cooking, searching for vintage finds, books, art, etc etc. Indeed anything but the dreaded housework! We’re lucky that Gill lives up the road from Dovetails and pops in every now and again.  http://gillyflower5.blogspot.co.uk

Sam in Surrey…I have been a hard working Mum for the last 23 years, and have always had the desire to work in interior designing. We moved to Spain around 9 years ago, and this is when my passion became re-ignited! I started buying old furniture, and turning them into beautiful, much sought after pieces!  www.chicmouldings.com

You might also know Sam from her hugely popular Facebook page ‘For The Love Of Shabby Chic’

Dani in the USA…I’m a wife, mother of two young, energetic boys and I love our rescue dog! When I’m not running after the boys or the dog I’m happy on the beach, painting furniture or getting some design inspiration for our home. This blog is well written and has great photography check it out!  finding silver pennies

Derek in France…Turned away by the SPA and taken in by les Couronnes Sauvages,  I am the four-legged powerpack that runs the place…. A dog’s perspective, we love this blog, it’s funny and it’s different!  Dog Called Derek

Lori from Robyn Story Designs in the USA…”Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” Enough said…… There are far more pro’s to my job then con’s.  On a regular basis I meet the most amazing people… And it’s a pretty amazing blog too, from a fellow stockist of Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan!  Robyn Story

Annie Sloan in Oxford…This lady knows a thing or two about Chalk Paint™… ‘I have written over 25 books on paint and colour so this blog is about paint, painting furniture, mixing colours and combining colours.’ Annie Sloan

Tricia – The Purple Painted Lady… First and foremost, I LOVE TO PAINT!  and I am the proprietress of The Purple Painted Lady. I am an upstate – Rochester New York native and I am very fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom. I ALSO am very fortunate to get to do something that I am passionate about – PAINTING! – Tricia has created some amazing pieces!  Purple Painted Lady

Kristy – 4 The Love Of Wood in Canada… I hope to inspire you to try your hand at up cycling and provide a unique perspective when looking at unwanted items. – Kristy is very talented and there are quite a few ‘wow-factor’ pieces in this fascinating blog  4theloveofwood

Strictly speaking not a blog, but inspirational stuff none the less – Tanya (Whatknot & Doodah) a fellow stockist in the UK had this great write-up in her local paper How a furniture restoration business can help others

Dovetails  Our resolution for 2014 is to do more tips and ‘how to’ guides, write longer pieces and show more pics! Dovetails blog

Do you know any other great Painty blogs? Do you write one yourself? – let us know and maybe we can add to the list. email sue@dovetailsvintage.co.uk or send us a message on Dovetails FB page