Cornwall Living 2018

Sweetpea & Betty

Sweetpea & Betty offers a carefully selected range of stunning glass and vintage chandeliers, classic mirrors and a unique selection of fabrics. The team behind the stylish and down-to-earth range are inspired by Annie Sloan’s unique Chalk Paint™, which transforms everyday furniture into gorgeous statement pieces for your home. If you love their style and want to get involved or want to breathe new life into old, worn-out brown pieces of furniture Sweetpea & Betty offer several workshops for you to choose from…

Half-day upcycling
If you fancy turning your trash into treasure, then go along to their half-day upcycling* furniture painting workshops at Sweetpea & Betty. The workshops are relaxed, fun & inspirational and will teach you the basic techniques & transformations of Chalk Paint™, the decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

There’s no need to bring your furniture with you – just all your ideas and plans! The workshops are suitable for beginners including teenagers with an interest in art, interior design and painting.

Starter Pack
Sweetpea & Betty also offer a starter pack for just £38 that will include all you need to get going at home, at a discounted price & 10% off everything in the shop on the day.

In general, the workshops run once a month over one of these times depending on what suits:

  • 10am – 1pm
  • 2pm – 5pm
  • 6pm – 9pm


Advanced Upcycling

A great add-on from the Upcycling Paint workshop is the advanced (step 2) workshop which explains several techniques and materials that will embellish your painted furniture and make it stand out from the crowd!

They use paint and varnish to give it an antique look, create a glint with metal leaf, work in a relaxed way with stencils on the inside of a bureau or dresser, and decoupage to decorate with paper cut-outs.


Upcycling Old Lampshades

Due to Popular Demand they are once again Upcycling Old Lampshades at Sweetpea & Betty which runs monthly usually on a Thursday 10 – 1pm.

Join in the fun and they will help you transform your old and worn lampshade (with a supplied a kit if you don’t have one) into a stunning upcycled one!

All materials are supplied from their beautiful collection of French, vintage and antique fabrics, buttons, bows and ribbons. Brought together with a glue gun & a little hand sewing… lots of encouragement, not forgetting tea & cake too!

They run workshops several times a week, so call if a particular day or date doesn’t work for you & they’ll fit you in another day. Check out what’s running and when by contacting them via email at;

Phone: 01326 211246

Buy your Chalk Paint online from Sweetpea & Betty;
When Annie Sloan developed her unique decorative paint, Chalk Paint™, over 20 years ago, she revolutionised the world of decorative painting. Frustrated with the lack of paint options available at the time, she created her signature paint with its remarkable versatility and ease of use for everyone from the novice to the professional to enjoy.

They stock all colours of Chalk Paint™ in two sizes – 100ml test pots (suitable to cover a small chair) and 1litre pots.  Order now and we’ll deliver to your door.