The Midas Touch

Gold has made such a massive comeback. A few years ago, if it wasn’t silver or platinum it was deemed gaudy and old fashioned (and not in a good way) and banished to the back of a cupboard or stuffed inside a bin bag for the charity shop.

I can’t recall when it happened and who started it but gold is well and truly back in favour, in fashion and definitely with homeware and interiors.

I found this stunning baroque mirror, which had seen better days with a dull brassy patina. Vintro Luxury Paint do a fantastic metallic gold (also available in Silver and Rose Gold) which I’ve used to bring the mirror back to its former glory.

Baroque Mirror at Shelle's Chic
Painted Baroque Mirror at Shelle's Chic

Painted Baroque Mirror 2 at Shelle's ChicPainted Baroque Mirror 3 at Shelle's Chic

Vintro Luxury Metallic Paint is £15.95 for 250ml. As with all Vintro products, a little goes a long way and a tin will cover up to 12sqm.

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Mellow Yellow


In Store Now…

It’s been a busy few weeks working on commissions but there are also plenty of lovely pieces in the shop, waiting for a new home! Here are just a few…

Most items are available to buy via my Etsy Store. Smaller items can be reserved and collected from the shop in Nuneaton. Local delivery for smaller items is free of charge.

Dove Round Occasional Table with Three Drawers
Dove Grey Round Occasional Table, £70
Pink Grey and White Drawers at Shelles Chic
Coral, Grey and White Chest of Drawers, £125
Insta White Shabby Chic Cabinet
Pearl White French Style Display Cabinet, £95
Pebble Coffee Table Shelle's Chic
Pebble Two Tier Coffee Table, £40
Flamingo Bedside Table
Orchid and Flamingos Bedside Table, £20
Sage Vintage Tea Trolley Shelle's Chic
Sage Green Vintage Tea Trolley £95
Vintro Chalk Paint Nightfall Chest of Drawers at Shelle's Chic
Nightfall Blue and Gold Large Vintage Chest of Drawers, £175


Shelle’s Chic
Unit 3, Chilvers Coton Craft Centre
Avenue Road
CV11 4LU
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10-4
T: 07776 182079
E: shelleschic@gmail.com

Chalk Paint for Beginners Workshops

I have just started doing workshops, for anyone who fancies learning how to use Chalk Paint or needs a hand achieving better results.

Contact me via my Facebook page here or email me at shelleschic@gmail.com for more information or to book your place!

They take place at my shop, based at Unit 3, Chilvers Coton Craft Centre in Nuneaton. Dates and times vary.

Chalk Paint


Grand Opening – 2!

I’ve just spent two days enjoying a well-earned break… after opening a new shop!

My first shop – as many of you will know – was TINY. So when I had the opportunity to rent a larger unit at the Craft Centre, I grabbed it with both hands.

Here are some photos of the new Shelle’s Chic, which opened on Saturday 18th March and has lots more furniture, home accessories and of course paint!

If you’re local to Warwickshire or passing Nuneaton, please do pop in! The address is:

Unit 3, Chilvers Coton Craft Centre, Avenue Road, Nuneaton CV11 4LU


Before… and After!

I like to inspire people to paint as much as possible.

Customers often tell me they struggle to imagine what something might look like painted, or don’t consider themselves creative enough to even consider a furniture transformation.

So… Here is a small selection of my projects – Before and After – to get those creative juices flowing!


An Idiot’s Guide to Chalk Paint

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Being Brave with Colour


Kitchen Makeover

What do you do when you’re fed up with your kitchen, but don’t want to spend thousands of pounds on a new one..?

Paint it!

Vintro Chalk Paint is suitable for all kitchen surfaces, namely cupboards, laminate and tiles and is available in lots of beautiful colours, no matter what your taste.

The owners of this large, modern but tired kitchen wanted a fresh, stylish new look.


They chose Pebble – a stunning oatmeal/taupe neutral – for their cupboards and radiator cover. They then decided to use Supreme Matt Emulsion in ‘Pearl’ for their walls, including the feature wall which previously had black and leaf design wallpaper. And here are the full results.




A wonderful illustration of how Vintro Chalk Paint can be used to transform your furniture and your home…

  • Adheres to any clean surface with no preparation required
  • Low odour
  • Virtually VOC free
  • Dries quickly
  • Wash hands and brushes with warm soapy water – no harsh chemicals
  • Vintro Extreme Lacquer provides the ultimate durability
  • Supreme Matt Emulsion is wipeable and suitable for all rooms including kitchens and bathrooms

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