A passion for creating stunning transformations with Chalk Furniture Paint

I have always loved colour and change, especially when it involves décor and furniture.

Sadly, the cost to refurbish and purchase new items of furniture would quickly extinguish any creative inspiration that came to mind. That was until I discovered chalk paint and learned how easy it was to use to transform all kinds of furniture and décor into something fabulous.

Chalk furniture paint is unique, non-toxic, and can be used on virtually any surface and in virtually any environment, from children’s nurseries to medical centres and everything in between.

It can be applied to wood, metal, glass, natural fabrics, laminated surfaces and previously varnished surfaces with no sanding or priming required (just a thorough wipe down with Lacquer thinners).

It has made it so easy for anyone to refresh the look of their home, be it the bathroom, kitchen or outdoor space. Best of all there are no artistic or creativity abilities required – simply let your imagination go wild!

French Factorie provides everything you need to get started, including top quality furniture paints, trending transfers, tips and techniques. We also host workshops covering a variety of topics; like:

  • Introduction to chalk paint and overview of the various techniques
  • Paint techniques and finishes
  • Paint a planter box / clipboard / sign
  • Bring what you can carry

I am so excited to now be able to provide a perfect venue where you can learn how to use chalk paint and discover the exciting colours and techniques available, in a rural setting close to Mangawhai/Waipu/Bream Bay/Whangarei.

Let your creativity go wild and join us!
Best Wishes,


Heather Rinkin