Studio and well-being


After months and months of not doing much at the studio (for difficult personal, family reasons), I think it is time to focus again on my work and what makes me who I am. This is what my dad would tell me.

Being busy painting, creating, making things has always been part of my life. It started as a hobby, over the years, it became a business.

2020 has been complicated for all of us. Life has stopped for months, and changed in a different ways. I stopped my art classes that I was running for so long. I had a new job opportunity and had to focus an all things new, not related with my crafts.

2021 has become the hardest.

Being in my art studio and continuing my craft and my work here, is becoming a huge help for my mental health.

I spent some days reorganizing the studio and I think it is time to be back.

Here is a picture of my own sideboard, that I upcycled again last year.

To be continued.

The tiled footstool

The tiled footstool

This one has a story.

One day I was walking on the street with a friend and a man stopped us. He looked like he wanted to have a conversation with people. So we stopped for a chat. He was very nice. He explained that his beloved father died few weeks before and he was emptying his flat and he was happy to give away furniture and objects. He offered us to see what we could take away with us. The place was full of old memories. I choose this cute little footstool thinking that I’ll do something nice with it. It was very dusty at that time (and not grey, grey was a test). It was covered with an old very dusty fabric and was originally simply in wood.

I took it to my art studio and forgot about it for years until very recently when I finished to cover my own pallet table with cute little metro tiles. I thought it would be great to use the left over to this stool and make it unique. So I removed the fabric and cleaned the stool.

And I glued those tiles. I repainted the stool with another colour and waxed it.

So voila its story. A tiled footstool made from an old second hand wooden stool and recycled mini metro tiles .

A bit of details: the wooden footstool is painted using Aquamarine- Deep 198 from Little Green, and waxed using Libéron wax for a distressed finish.
The top is covered with little white metro tiles.

Please note that tile is a shiny material, and can easily be cleaned using white vinegar.

Size: 47.5cm lengh x 37.5cm width x 34.5 cm height
Size of the seat: 35cm x 45cm

It can be find here:

What do you think?