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Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of welcoming Melissa Tullett Painted Furniture, to work on the heart of our Cottage. Melissa Tullett transformed a tired wooden table into a creative masterpiece that has become the heart of Baldry’s Cottage, Grasmere.
Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of bringing in Melissa Tullett Painted Furniture, to work her magic with our kitchen table. We felt that the kitchen needed a little something to make it an extra special place for all our visitors. Melissa Tullett transformed a tired wooden table into a creative masterpiece that has become the heart of Baldry’s Cottage, Grasmere.
Born and raised in Windermere, Lake District, Melissa soon found herself to be a true countryside girl. After completing her degree, Melissa was trained by Annie Sloan, a respected expert on decorative paint, colours and techniques. She has then opened up her own studio, Melissa Tullett Painted Furniture in Windermere, providing an array of services and Annie Sloan products.
“I completed the kitchen table and chairs back in March. Baldry’s was, of course, immensely busy but we managed to find a tiny lull just before Easter for me to sneak in and transform the furniture. Alison and I worked together to decide on a colour scheme that would match the existing cabinets and fabrics. We settled on Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue with Original over the top. This worked beautifully with the red of the tiled floor and also tied in with the fabric of the blinds.
I do a lot of sign writing and personalised gifts at the studio so it seemed only fitting to incorporate a little of this into the project. The first morning I was there we all had a brainstorm as to different local place names we would like to include. All morning there were heads popping round the door saying things like: “What about Stone Arthur?!” or “Easedale Tarn!” It was very fun to work there. Alison of course kept me fuelled with coffee and cake and we are hoping to add some sign writing to the chairs in the cafe in January 2017.”
Melissa’s website (see here) has an amazing gallery of all her pieces of furniture she has commissioned. If your interested in any of the techniques Melissa has used, she offers fantastic one-to-one classes in her unique studio. We look forward to having Melissa back in January, and can’t wait to see what else she has planned.