The course runs in our studio near to our shop in Bridge St, Andover. We start with tea & coffee and a chat through projects that you have planned.
Topics covered include:
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint uses
- Application techniques
- Colour blending
- Wax use & application
- Finishes including crackled effect, distressing, two tone and washes
Stephanie is your tutor for the day, she has a relaxed and friendly approach. A jewellery designer by trade, she has been painting furniture for years and has been trained by Annie Sloan. Examples of her work can be seen in the shop and on our Facebook page.
With a mid-morning break for tea and cakes the course concludes at 1pm. Post-course support and advice is freely available.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials, paint & waxes
Use of a protective apron
An endless supply of teas, coffee, cakes and biscuits
A goody bag including course notes and a voucher
Stephanie Briggs at La Di Da Interiors, Luxuries & Gifts
Rear of 34 Bridge Street Andover Hampshire SP10 1BW
I really enjoyed the course thank you. My feedback would be that I felt squashed in the room. I would have liked a bit more space to move. I hope that the new room is bigger. I would prefer to browse in the shop at the end of the course. That way you can buy things and go home.
I really enjoyed this course. It was full of really good information and gave me the confidence to have a go at a few projects myself. Steph was really patient in answering all the questions. Already booked myself onto another course!!
I have no previous experience of upcycling, but Steph was very knowledgable and gave and group lots of useful information. I didn’t realise how much you could do with the Annie Sloan paint.
I really enjoyed the pace of the course and the time that was taken in explaining every stage of a painting project.
Tea and cake was excellent to.
A great course to go on! I really enjoyed my morning. I had no idea about Annie Sloan chalk paint and its versatility but now understand it so much better. Steph has a very easy going style as she imparts some basic techniques to wet our appetite and really that is just what you need to get going and explore the world of paint yourself. I have a feeling that what seemed basic in the class though may become not so easy when i get going but for now my confidence is high and i am ready to paint. Big thanks to Steph for giving me the inspiration.
A good introduction into Annie Sloan paint and techniques , good to interact with other novices . I would have liked more time to actually practise the techniques to gain some more confidence during the day with Steph there to advise and guide . I have a starter pack so looking forward to trying it out at home
A great workshop. Stephanie is a friendly, welcoming tutor, making you feel at ease as soon as you arrive.
Very informative class and I left feeling ready to paint furniture with confidence.
Highly recommended class.
I thoroughly enjoyed this informative and interesting course. The teacher set up a great atmosphere straight away and was great at explaining, demonstrating and answering questions.
I guess the only small criticism I have is that we could have done more/learnt more painting in the time allotted.
A fun morning that built my confidence to the point where I feel equipped to tackle the project I had in mind. Plenty of hands on work and time for questions and useful to bring the sample piece of wood home to remind me of the finishes.
I'm not a beginner to upcycling furniture. But, I am a beginner to upcycling with Annie Sloan paints. The course was excellent and introduced me to new painting techniques including using wax in conjunction with paint. The course was well structured and delivered in a relaxed/fun atmosphere by Steph, who has whetted my appetite to use my newly acquired skills and Annie Sloan paints in the near future. I'm sure my home and immediate family will benefit from what I have learned.
I am so glad I chose to do this course! Steph is the oracle of all things Chalk Paint - if you're looking to learn about furniture up-cycling, different painting techniques, waxing, craqueleur, decoupage, tips and tricks, dos and don'ts - look no further.
Thank you Steph for a thoroughly enjoyable day - lots of fun, you make a great tutor and ambassador to the Annie Sloan method! Great little shop too!
What a lovely day we have had! A great course, with lots of techniques and ideas to get started using the Annie Sloane product range, topped off by Steph's friendly and knowledgeable guidance. Thank you so much - Can't wait to get started putting it all into practice!
A really great course which has given me the confidence to start painting my own furniture. I found the distressing technique helpful and will definitely experiment layering two colours in the future. A lot of information into the paints and techniques was provided and I had not realised how many waxes there are and the very different looks you can achieve by changing wax. A great course to inspire and give you the confidence to get going!
Very well presented and instructed by Steph. Now inspired to "up-cycle" my Ducal furniture. Met some like minded folk with whom I will keep in touch and we are going to swop furniture that we don't need. Will keep in touch with Steph. and her La-di-da interiors shop and purchase more products for decorating my new kitchen. Very happy thank you.
Been wanting to do this course for over a year and have lots of projects in our new house. So glad I did this course it's really shown me how to maximise the use of Annie Sloan paint... Thank you so much...
Love the courses at La Di Da, they provide a great environment to learn the techniques in. Steph is friendly and professional in her approach. I have learnt loads and really enjoyed being able to find my creative spirit again.
I had looked at the adverts for this course a number of times before finally deciding to give it a go, and boy am I glad I did.
It is ideal for anyone new to upcycling as it not only teaches you the techniques you need to know, but also the short cuts, Steph is more than happy to share her wealth of knowledge during the morning. On the course I attended we seemed to spend most of our time having "light bulb moments" as our eyes were opened to just what could be achieved with Annie Sloan products.