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About Me

NI Artist Louise Lester (BA Hons) – LLCRAFTS – based at Galgorm, Ballymena is a small cottage industry specializing in unique hand-painted commissioned artwork and crafts.

All occasions catered for – just contact me!

Also, ‘ENJOY PAINTING’ in one of my Co. Antrim community ART CLASSES or my 1 DAY WORKSHOPS – All Welcome – Need No Skill!

GIFT VOUCHERS available for all crafts and classes.

Anything painted onto anything

Welcome to my small corner of Northern Ireland, where I JUST LOVE TO PAINT! For 16+years now I have enjoyed the privilege of working & meeting with great folk, be it customers or art students!

You call – We discuss – I do – Job done! – Easy!

Handpainted Crafts

‘LLCrafts’ is all about my love of painting. I specialize in hand-painted milkchurns and other recycled items, along with canvas artworks ….. all painted by myself, and can be ordered for INTERIOR or EXTERIOR. 

I get great satisfaction seeing these items transformed, with a new lease of life!

Commissioned Orders

Individual customers are able to come and place their own personal commissioned orders, tailored to their needs, working from their photographs and even bringing their own items!

Have a FREE Consultation (please phone first) with our very down-to-earth approach!

‘Ready-to-Buy’ Crafts

Visit us in Galgorm, Ballymena at my outlet (please phone first) where there are ‘Ready-To-Buy’ gifts galore. Place your personal order or buy that perfect gift.

There is something to suit every occasion, big or small crafts …… you choose!

Community Art Classes

Weekly Art Classes

1Day Saturday Workshops (3hrs)

Group Art/Craft Classes

Wedding/Events Hire

Fancy having beautiful milkchurns placed either side of your church doors or at your wedding reception …… or are you organising a promotional photo shoot and need a milkchurn!

LLCRAFTS has a wonderful selection of ‘unpainted and painted’ milkchurns and milkpails FOR HIRE! …… all hired without floral decorations!


Since our first big fundraiser in 2007, when we teamed up with NI chef Jenny Bristow to raise £3500 for British Heart Foundation NI, we have enjoyed organising and sponsoring a number of smaller events, helping to support lots of worthy causes!

Giving is very rewarding …… try it! Click here to read more on my blog!

Also visit my non-profit making website –


“My churn most certainly arrived and it is everything I hoped it would be! Louise’s talent has made two people very happy, my friend Claire loved it!!!! We are so thrilled with it, thank you both for all your help, you have been great, with my very best wishes.” 

Jane Bradley – Derbyshire, UK

“I loved my present of my pet dog painting, of my ‘Baby Oscar’! Thank you so much, would highly recommend LLCrafts!”

Danielle Johnston – Ballymena, NI

“Oh, my mum would just love that, I’m going to buy that for her 60th birthday next week, she just loves horses!” 

Mary-Jane – Broughshane, NI

“Audrey was so delighted with the wee craft items I bought from you, thanking you so much!”

Trevor Kyle – Cullybackey, NI

“This is my ‘ME TIME’ every week and I just LOVE IT! Louise is a fantastic art tutor, so patient and encouraging”

Libby Paggett – Portglenone, NI

“The craic is great and my two hours every week is never long enough. I cant wait for each week’s class!” 

Mary McQuillan – Swatragh, NI

“My butterfly painting from last Saturdays workshop is up on my wall, mounted and framed. LOVE IT! Thanks Louise, look forward to the next workshop!”

Cheryl Wilson – Maghera, NI

“Really enjoyed the workshop today and thought the subject an excellent one! Very pleased with my painting result, hope you had fun teaching the workshop aswell Louise!”

Carolyn Dunlop – Ballymena, NI

“Louise, amazing! The two milkchurns at the church doors were unbelievable and just made my wedding day! Thank you so much, cheers!”

Anne Wilson – Desertmartin, NI

“Milkchurn looked great in among all the baskets of fruit and veg in the display! Hope to be in touch again, best regards” 

Marian – Belfast, NI


29 Sandmount Park,
BT42 1DS

T: 028 2564 3505
M: 0752 7015 137