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Furniture restoration courses

Furniture restoration courses and workshops offer the opportunity to learn the skills require to restore beautiful pieces of furniture and antiques to their former glory. Learn to strip and restore frames, restore patina, gilding, examine textures and textiles used, look at modern and traditional styling and of course explore the fascinating history of furniture.

£95
Greater Manchester - Next course on 3rd June 2019
Have you got an upholstery project but don’t know where start? Get help and attend our brand new ‘Bring your own’ upholstery course hosted by Upholsterer and Creative Director, Simion Hawtin-Smith. Simion will provide you with all the advice and tools you need to give your piece of furniture, a new lease of life. Whether it is an Ercol chair, an armchair, a cocktail chair or even a footstool, you are guaranteed to create something...
£35
Durham - Next course on 6th July 2019
On the first Saturday of every month here at The Wood Pile we host a Shabby Chic Course which lasts 3 hours, This 3 hour course will teach you how to upcycle your worn out old furniture with a makeover. We offer creative workshops on how to give new life to your old and boring furniture, we teach people young and old how to paint old or new furniture using only the best chalk paints...
£45
Suffolk - Next course on 6th June 2019
Come along and master new techniques of dry & wet distressing, as well as dry brushing, along with some other tips to help you create new styles & finishing touches to your painted pieces. Ideal that you have completed the Annie Sloan Techniques 1 course – but not essential, especially if you have used chalk paint previously or confident painter.
£49
West Yorkshire
In this workshop I will take you through my process of prepping and painting furniture with a contemporary smooth brush-stroke free finish, as well as the techniques for creating striking geometric patterns using masking tape and all my favourite tips for furniture upcycling! This is a hands on workshop and you can either bring along a small piece of your own furniture to work on or we will provide you with a lovely large wooden...
£50
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Our chalk painting workshops allow you to learn how to paint almost anything. Why not paint a kitchen door, candle sticks, small stool or a bedside cabinet? You will choose from a wide variety of colours from our vintro range, learn how to use them and their different effects. Seal with either clear or dark wax. Learn about other sealants such as liquid lacquers. You can even use our metallics range.
£50
Powys
Set in the remote, picturesque village of Pont Robert in mid wales, on a hilltop clearing, surrounded by forest is where the workshop will be held. Bring your own small piece of furniture along to paint and learn from a professional upcycler trained in Annie Sloan’s techniques. We will briefly go through different paints, different techniques and different preparations that you will be able to choose from to use on your piece of furniture. Then...
£60
South Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd June 2019
Join us for our monthly furniture painting courses held at our vintage & antique warehouse in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. You will learn how to prep, paint, wax and distress your items of furniture.
£69
Cheshire - Next course on 7th June 2019
Come along to one of our (one day) fun and friendly workshops at Grappenhall Community Centre, Warrington. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to one instruction for much of the time. On the Level 1 Beginners course,...
£69
Merseyside - Next course on 21st May 2019
Come along to one of our (one day) fun and friendly workshops at Rainford Village Hall, St Helens. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to one instruction for much of the time. On the Level 1 Beginners...
£69
North Yorkshire - Next course on 21st May 2019
Classes run in 2-hour weekly sessions £69 for 6 sessions. Come and learn to restore your favorite chair in a relaxed and fun atmosphere in small size classes (max 6 people) and personalised tuition. All levels welcome from beginners to advanced. Just choose the day of the week that suits you best: - Tuesday 10.30hrs – 12.30hrs - Wednesday 19.00hrs – 21.00hrs - Thursday 10.30hrs – 12.30hrs