An Introduction to Upcycling

Upcycling your furniture


This introductory course will walk you through all the basics of how to take an unloved piece of furniture, prepare and paint it to restore it, ready for everyday use again.

Join us from 10:30am to 3:30pm at the Little Gems Creative Centre at Bakers Hall, Mount Bures.
We encourage you to bring your own small piece of furniture to work on. (Ideally something not too sentimental to start off with). A small bookcase, cabinet, table etc would be ideal. We will ask you to send photos of what you intend to work on, so we can confirm its suitability prior to the workshop) . If you need a piece for the course, this can be arrange but will be a small additional cost.

All other tools, paint etc will be available and provided as part of the course.
If you need additional hardware, e.g. knobs etc, then you can either provide your own or discuss options prior to the day for us to provide from our range at a small additional cost.

You will learn basic steps to preparing for general projects and some tips and techniques for doing so. We will demonstrate how to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a variety of ways and teach several decorative paint styles and techniques. You will then select your paint colour choice and apply to your own project piece.

We will explore all the options for finishing and protecting your project and offer several examples for some creative and decorative techniques, you may also wish to use on your project piece too.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Course from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Refreshments throughout the day - we suggest you bring a packed lunch
Apron & protective ware as needed
Tools, paint & other basic hardware accessories (specific requirements should be discussed prior to the course and we may be able to provide at small additional cost)
Free Parking


Lynn Williamott at Little Gems Interiors

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Little Gems Creative Centre, Bakers Hall
Colne Road

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


5 hours (10:30am to 3:30pm)

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