Come and create with me…

Welcome to my blog. You’ll find loads of information and inspiration on furniture painting techniques, home decor ideas and interior styling tips to help you transform your home on a budget.
You can find loads of step-by-step tutorials on my YouTube channel from basic techniques to seasonal craft projects, plus heaps of inspiring images on Pinterest where I am passionate about telling a story with styling.

I am thinking about starting a membership group in the future so if you’d like to be notified if I do or of any of my new projects you can register your interest here “At Home with Jonathon Marc Mendes

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Jonathon Marc Mendes is one of the most renowned furniture painters in the world. Prior to the global pandemic he was invited to teach his innovative techniques with chalk paint at demos and expos in Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, The Netherlands and Australia. From 2019 to 2021 he launched the Painted Love Academy with almost 8000 studying online from every corner of the globe.

“You are amazing, don’t ever wonder why I invested in your academy. You are a wonderful teacher with so much energy to share with all those willing to listen.”

May 2019, @nancijopandolfi

“Jonathon, as always you have succeeded to totally blow me away with your techniques! I have so enjoyed every one of the Master Class videos and instruction. Thank you so much for including all of us in your painting processes.”

March 2019, Kathy

On the Blog


How to bling up recyclable wrapping paper

I’m really excited to be able to share my second project in my recent brand collaboration for Dunelm with you. It’s absolutely brilliant when a creative collaboration is so perfectly aligned with one’s own interests, passions and beliefs. And that’s what happens...


How to craft an Alternative Advent Calendar

I had so much fun creating this Alternative Advent Calendar as part of my exciting creative collaboration on a series of crafting projects for Dunelm. For me it was the perfect way to showcase their fabulous new fully recyclable wrapping paper and ribbon and kick...

Alternative Advent Calendar
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Celebrating #CircularMonday

Once again I am proud to be involved with this initiative, (previously called White Monday). It's the Monday before Black Friday when we encourage Circular Alternatives. I launched my Painted Love Academy in 2018 in the hope of reducing my footprint by flying less...

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