About the Course
In this workshop we'll go through the full process of prepping furniture from filling, sanding and repairing, as needed, and then onto painting furniture with a contemporary smooth brush-stroke free finish as well as the techniques for creating modern designs, such as striking geometric patterns using masking tape, or decoupage if you prefer, and finally learn how to add finishes to protect your creation and fit new hardware, if required.
We'll share ideas and problem solve as we work together towards completing our various upcycling projects.
This is a hands on workshop and you will need to bring along a small piece of furniture to work on (I can help you with outlets to try if you don't have anything!) As a rule of thumb for size you should be able to carry the piece in one hand - if in any doubt email firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture to check.
You'll be working with Fusion Mineral Paint, a specialist furniture paint that gives a beautiful soft matt finish and is so lovely and easy to work with but is hard-wearing and requires no top coat. It is made from natural ingredients so is non-toxic, lead free, virtually odourless and has no volatile organic compounds (VOC) meaning it's kinder to the environment as well as us. You'll get a chance to use some of the 50 different colours as well as all of the amazing metallic paints in their range.
I'll take you through the different finish options including water-based top coats, oil and wax.
No experience is necessary and all abilities are welcome. Wearing clothes suitable for painting is a good idea or bring an apron. All other materials and tools will be supplied.
Refreshments will be available during the workshop and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get advice for your projects while you are painting too.
A relaxing area is available to eat a packed lunch during the day and take breaks.
There are places to eat and visit at Sunny Bank Mills if you want to make the most of your visit on the day. Please visit the Sunny Bank Mills website for more details.
This workshop is for ages 16 and over.
Please visit our website using the button above to book your place.
We can also accommodate workshops for groups or parties such as birthdays, hen parties, etc. Please call us to discuss!
Terms & Conditions:
Full payment is required in advance before attending. The workshops are non-refundable, except in certain circumstances. If you are unable to attend please notify us as soon as you can and we will do our best to transfer you to another date. Please get in touch should you have any issues or if you have any other questions about workshops and we'll do our best to help.
We reserve the right to reschedule a workshop if numbers are too low to make it viable to run or will offer to transfer any bookings to other available dates.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You simply need to bring a piece to work on.
Additional items to bring: any replacement fittings and specific papers for decoupage if you have a particular design in mind.
All other materials, including paint, and tools will be provided as well as a furniture restoring & painting guide and tip cards.
Snacks, fruit and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
The workshop location is fully accessible.