About the Course
Learn how to upcycle, re-love, refresh, transform, modernise, or skilfully age a piece of your tired and dated furniture whilst making some new like minded friends in a relaxed, supportive and beautiful environment.
Come along to one of our one day (10am to 3pm) fun and friendly Furniture Painting Workshops at the gorgeous Grappenhall Heyes Walled Garden. Spend the day in the bright and airy schoolroom and glass house whilst looking out onto the spectacular gardens. On sunny days, we can get outside to paint!
Leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. 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 Furniture Painting Workshop, you will bring a small piece of furniture which you'd like to freshen up and transform into a beautiful, elegant piece to match your home decor.
During the first section of the workshop I will teach you about the paint, brushes, tools and wood preparation. You will also learn a variety of painting and effects techniques incl. painting, crackling, dry brushing, distressing, two colour, stencilling, waxing and finishing/protecting the paint when you will be able to experiment with different paints, colours, brushes and techniques on a techniques board (provided and which you will be able to take home). I will guide you through each stage and discuss in detail how and when to use each technique.
You will then try out your newly learned skills during the second part of the day when you will transform your piece of furniture.
I will be there every step of the way to guide you and to provide advice and ideas for a creative result. Again, with such a small group, there is plenty of time for one to one discussion. Full workshop notes on techniques, paints, products and where to buy will be provided.
The Level 2 Intermediate / Advanced workshop is ideal for people who have a basic knowledge of furniture painting, or those who have attended Level 1. You will learn a variety of more advanced techniques including glazing, raised stencilling, image transfer, decoupage, blending and metallic/leaf foiling, creating your own board and small pieces (all provided in the price) which you will be able to take home with you on the day. You wouldn't need to bring any furniture with you for this workshop. Full workshop notes also provided.
For more information or to book a place please contact Joanne via the contact "button" link above.
I look forward to meeting you and to spending an enjoyable and creative day with you!
Future dates to be arranged. Please contact to show your interest.
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?
All tools, paints and and materials are provided and are included in the price.
The price also includes lovely homemade cakes, cream scones, biscuits, tea and coffee throughout the day. Lunch is not included in the price, however a delicious afternoon tea or lunch can be enjoyed in the gorgeous adjoining glass house Ape Bars Cafe overlooking the amazing gardens, or please feel free to bring some lunch with you.
Parking is available free of charge within the Walled Garden just outside the School Room.
Please come in comfortable clothing and ideally an apron (not essential). Also comfortable shoes.
We are extremely proud of the lovely reviews we have received from people attending previous workshops. Please take a look in The Boho Shed review section.
Please contact me via the green 'contact' button at the top of this page for further information or to secure your place. I look forward to meeting you and sharing a lovely and creative day with you.
Joanne (The Boho Shed) :-)
I completed the one day furniture painting workshop for beginners on 7th June. It was an excellent day. First class tuition from Jo who took us through several paint techniques step by step. I painted a small side table using the crackle glaze technique, some stencilling and air brushing. I was really impressed with the final result. All materials supplied with a huge choice of colours. I would highly recommend the workshop. Far better than a previous workshop I had attended.
Heather Bolton - - #23120
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you so much for your kind words Heather. Your did an amazing job on your table. keep up the good work.
Had a great day with Jo on this workshop. Jo gave us the chance to practice some painting techniques with lots of help and guidance. We then set about painting our own piece of furniture. I feel confident now to have a go at painting more items in my home. A fun day. Thanks Jo
Level 1 Furniture Painting Workshop - - #22684
Response from The Boho Shed:Wonderful news!! My job is done - for you to leave with the knowledge and confidence to continue with your own projects at home. Don't forget to show me your creativity. :-)
I would recommend this course as a fun an informative way to learn various painting techniques. Jo is very helpful and knowledgeable, and the group of other ladies on the course were friendly and supportive. I’m looking forward to doing the next level.
Clare Winstone - - #22659
Response from The Boho Shed:I'm so pleased you and your lovely Mum enjoyed the day Clare, it was great for me too. A lovely group and soooooo creative. I look forward to seeing you again on the level 2 workshop.
Just had a fab and fun day at the furniture painting course on 7 June in Grappenhall. Jo is an excellent teacher and very approachable. We learnt lots of new techniques which I can try at home before going on the level 2 course later in the year. It was a great venue, great crowd, great fun and great value.
I would recommend this course and Jo to anyone.
I'm also looking forward to the upholstery course which I have booked for this summer.
Liz Webster - - #22655
Response from The Boho Shed:Thanks so much Liz. That's so kind of you. I look forward to seeing you in August for another fun and creative day.
I had the best time, learnt loads of techniques and felt confident enough to try out my new skills on furniture at home by tge end of the workshop. Jo was so friendly and patient.
Vanda - - #21059
Response from The Boho Shed:Ah, thank you Vanda, I had such a great day with you all and I'm so pleased you learned so much. I love that little jewellery box, you did such a great job! I have received your message and will book you onto the advanced workshop now.
I attended Jo's paint workshop on Friday with my mum. It was excellent day out, good value for money and very informative. We learnt how to create a distressed look, stencil, how to create the crackling look. Jo was extremely friendly, patient, helpful and full of wonderful ideas as we had the opportunity during the course to create an effect on an item of our choice. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jo's workshops and I will definitely be attending one very soon. xx
Julie Inman - - #20997
Response from The Boho Shed:Thanks for your lovely words Julie. I'm delighted you and your Mum enjoyed the day. My Mum and Aunty are tickled pink you enjoyed their homemade cakes and scones! And I am so very pleased you have been inspired to keep your old furniture and make it beautiful following the workshop. See you at the next one.
I attended Jo’s workshop in February and was very impressed. Jo is very knowledgable and patient and taught us lots of amazing techniques. An old childhood bookcase became a very modern and refreshed piece of furniture thanks to Jo’s advice and guidance. The cakes were yummy too. Highly recommended the Boho Shes and Jo. Can’t wait for level 2.
Jane - - #20397
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you so much for your lovely words Jane. It's so great to receive such positive feedback. Your bookcase looked gorgeous and I'm delighted you enjoyed the day...and the cakes! :-)
Great workshop attended in February, learnt some great techniques. If you are looking to upcycle any old furniture I would highly recommend on Thebohoshed courses. Thanks Jo looking forward to the next one.
Lindsay Fraser - - #20227
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you Lindsay. You did a great job! I'm really pleased you enjoyed the day and I look forward to working with you at Level 2.
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