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Done up North - Intro to furniture painting workshop


Duration: 3 hours

Price: £49

Run by: Nicky Cash
at Done up North

07786070809

Chirpy
148 Harrogate Road
Chapel Allerton
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS7 4NZ

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About the Course

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 box to paint and customise, which is yours to keep afterwards.

(If you are planning to bring an item to work on please email a photo to me at nicky@doneupnorth.com in advance so I can have a look and check the prep needed. As a rule of thumb for size you should be able to carry the piece in one hand)

You'll be working with Fusion Mineral Paint, a specialist furniture paint that gives beautiful results and is easy to work with but is non-toxic, lead free, virtually odourless and has no volatile organic compounds (VOC) and contains no ammonia or formaldehyde. You'll get a chance to use some of the 50 different colours as well as metallics in their range.

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 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. We'll also give you a furniture painting guide and tip cards to take home with you.

This workshop is for ages 16 and over.

Workshop locations:
Thursday evening workshops - 7-9.30pm
Chirpy - 148 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 4NZ

Saturday workshops - 1-4pm
Sunny Bank Mills - The Spinning Mill Studios, 2nd Floor, The Spinning Mill, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5UJ

NB: Sunny Bank Mill has lift access, Chirpy is up two flights of stairs.

Please visit our website 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 or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

We will provide you with a wooden box to prep, paint and design if you would prefer to practice techniques before taking on a project or you can bring along a small piece of your own (small enough to carry in one hand) to work on instead.

We'll provide you with tip cards and furniture painting guide to take away and all other materials will be provided for the workshop.
(You just need to bring an apron or wear clothes suitable for painting).

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get advice for your projects while you are painting too.

Refreshments will be available during the workshop.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos