My name is Denise Hardy and at the moment I am living partly in Dublin - although I am not Irish - very much English I have a company called Decorative Ideas. I have had my own business for approx 25 years although not all in painting and decorating etc. I used to purchase ‘run down’ properties and ‘do’ them up and sell for mainly good profits - they were the days!
I turned to painting and decorating painting techniques i.e. faux finishes approx 14 years ago, after having some training in Nottingham. I moved to Alicante in Spain 11 years ago and carried on hand painting furniture and a few kitchens. My husband was ‘head hunted’ for a job in Dublin, although I remained in Spain with us both travelling back and forth between Spain and Dublin. I now work between Dublin, Spain and a little in Nottingham (old clients) where my family live.
Apart from the hand painted furniture I produce, I also paint art, which I never started until approx 10 years ago. I also answer questions on Yahoo.co.uk under the DIY & Decorating Section and am at the top of the leader board for ‘Best Answers’. I do this in my spare time and love helping others achieve good results in re-designing/re-styling their homes and recommending paint colours and other products for the re-styling, whether that be a bedroom, living room etc etc.
There is always something new to learn and different ways of doing something and there are always new products on the market, hence why I have joined the Forum for tips and information on products and everything else I can learn and hopefully give something back with the knowledge and creativity I have learned myself
I have already spent hours on this site and enjoyed every moment and already deemed some really great tips on products and ways of doing something etc etc so I would like to thank you all for accepting me on the Forum and hope to give something back very soon