Thursday, 29 July 2021

A little bit about me and my business!!

Hi, I'm Nicky the owner and founder of Drewsan Home Ltd.

I have been a wife to Colin for the past 38 years (aaaggghhhh) and a mother to Laura and Stephen who have both flown the nest and have busy lives of their own now, but still love to visit and fill my life with happiness and love.  (Another reminder of how quick that clock ticks!!!)

Then (1983) and Now (2021) - maturing like fine wines!!!

I have owned many dogs and animals over the years but at home right now we have dear 14 year old Ross, a black and white cat and two very lively 2 year old dogs, Millie a German Shepherd and Freddie a Border Terrier.

Ross, Millie and Freddie (after Freddy Mercury!!)

We purchased our home 4 years ago knowing it was going to be a long project and have been gradually working our way through the list of things to update, improve and replace. I will soon cover some of these projects on this blog which I think will make interesting reading and also may be of help to any of you renovators out there!  

If anyone would like to feature your own renovation project on one of my  future blog posts, it would be amazing to hear from you - I love a good project, please comment and I'll get in touch :) 

One of the many projects, replace the entire outside render - good riddance to the pebbledash!!!

My main passion is up-cycling furniture and crafts - in my opinion there is nothing more rewarding than giving old, discarded pieces of furniture a new lease of life and a bit of pazazz!!  
Stag Console Table, Dixie Belle Silk Black Sands and Pale Gold Posh Chalk Pigments

It was through this love that I set up Drewsan Home, an on-line home interiors boutique. I am committed to providing beautiful pieces of furniture for sale.  I am passionate about the quality and attention to detail, helping my customers achieve a wonderful home environment by creating a warm, welcoming place to relax and enjoy.


In 2021 I was thrilled to expand the retail side of my business and now offer a wide range of premium brand paints, tools and materials for sale to my fellow industry professionals and hobbyists who love to up-cycle.  

Re-Design with Prima, Transfers, Moulds, Stencils and so much more!

Drewsan Home is quickly becoming a one-stop shop for the up-cycler!  

I am always available to help with any product information and ideas if you want to reach out and have a chat.






  WoodUbend Mouldings




I am proud to be an official Stockist for Dixie Belle Paint and Products, Re-design with Prima, WoodUbend, Posh Chalks and Autentico.  

 

No matter what your project is, I am pretty certain I have something in stock that you will need or want, allowing you to create something special!

By the way..... "There will be another exciting brand to add to the website in the next few days so more news to follow on this!!"


Next time, let's discuss my new Workshop, Zibra Brushes and have a #Giveaway :)

Thank you for reading the blog and remember if there is anything you would like me to discuss please jot it down in the comments below, feedback is always welcomed.

Thank you and take care 

Nicky  😉


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Hello and Welcome to my blog!

Hello Everybody


Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.

I was so excited to see in the new year so that I could get cracking on re-launching my home interior business.  It has been a very hectic couple of years for me with moving house and project managing our own home renovations, which having completed the first two phases, will continue to be on-going for a few years yet, I will be blogging about that soon!

Goodbye Farmyard Chic, Hello Drewsan Home!


With this re-launch I have a new name and new focus which I am very excited to share with you all on this new blog - goodness it's all new, new, new by the sounds of it!!



Well I am sure you will all agree that the name Farmyard Chic was not entirely appropriate for somebody no longer living on a farm!  It was my challenge over the Christmas period to decide on a name for the business.  I am thrilled to have made that decision "DREWSAN HOME".  I hope in the future when I'm celebrating milestone years, people will ask how I came up with the name - well the simple truth is that Drewsan is made up using the last letters of both the names of my parents, my beloved late Dad, Andrew and my very much alive dear Mum, Susan.

Time to get to work.....

This week although still working hard on the Website and On-line Shop, I have managed to really get into some serious up-cycling projects.  The first for 2019 is this gorgeous mirror.  Unfortunately, this is not for sale as it is a commission but I have more similar mirrors which will be available over the next few weeks.  You can see what is currently available for sale in the on-line shop.

This mirror which is of a nice quality teak wood has been painted with Autentico Vintage 'Almond' and then a coat of Autentico Clear Wax which brings out the true colour of the paint leaving a smooth, sealed finish. 



Beginning to take shape!



I have tried many different chalk paints over the past few years and Autentico is by far my favourite, I will cover this in another blog soon.



Lightly sanded and waxed for a soft smooth finish.



Here we have the finished mirror beautifully modelled by Granddog 'Finn' - you will get to know that I love looking after this little devil to support my daughter, he is always making me laugh with his funny little antics, I'll share a few along the way!


I am always happy to take on commissions, I am in Sussex and Hertfordshire so if you are within an hours drive I would love to help.  Alternatively, I will be setting up some on-line tutorials and live Webinars where you can complete your own project with my on-line guidance and support live, keep an eye out for dates coming up very soon.

Please sign up for regular updates.  I have a facebook page where all the dates of upcoming events will be posted so please follow the link and like the page.

It would be lovely to hear your feedback and learn about anything you are doing.  Come back soon to see my next project, a lovely set of bed-side tables.

Take care.
Nicky :)

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

On its way!

Welcome


I am working hard on this shiny new blog and will soon have it up and running with lots of information and chit chat about what I am up to with Drewsan Home so please check back soon and let me know what you think!